In the Know

July 2022

  • CUPE 900

    About your union

    CUPE 900 represents municipal workers across the Thompson-Nicola, including those in the communities of Ashcroft, Barriere, Chase, Clearwater, Clinton, Kamloops, Logan Lake, Lytton, and Merritt, plus those working for the TNRD itself. Workers at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club, Kamloops Wildlife Park Society, and the Raleigh Waterworks are also among the 900+ members of CUPE Local 900. Did you know that your collective agreement is available on our website for download? Check out the Our Units section of the website for more information.

    Upcoming events
    • Join us at Overlander Days on July 24 at Brock Park, CUPE900 is going to be there! Stop by and say
      hello. We will have some cool CUPE 900 swag and face painting for the kids. Want to volunteer? Contact CUPE 900 to sign-up.
    • First Annual Member’s BBQ set for Aug 21 2022 at Albert McGowan park stay tuned for more
  • Education

    Scholarships and Bursaries
    • The Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) is offering five (5) $1,000 (one thousand dollar) bursaries, click here for details.
    • CUPE BC is offering the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship click here for more details.

    CUPE BC – workshops
    Interested in taking a course or attending a workshop? Please contact CUPE900 education committee prior to registration. For CUPE BC offerings, click here for what’s available.



    Those wishing to contribute to the August 25 special Labour Day Members’ edition of Public Employee Magazine can download the attached brochure for guidelines, and send submissions to editor Dan Gawthrop by July 8, 2022.

    Opportunities Alert

    MPP Board of Trustees – Alternate Trustee
    Applications from members will be accepted at the CUPE BC Division until July 1, 2022.  Members are asked to provide a complete resume and cover letter addressed to the attention of Trevor Davies, Secretary-Treasurer via email or by mail to:

    CUPE BC Division,
    410-6222 Willingdon Avenue,
    Burnaby BC,
    V5H 0G3.

    Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and offered interviews during the last two weeks of July with a final recommendation being made by the CUPE BC Executive Board for decision. The position will run for the remainder of the term until December 2023 with possibility of re-appointment of additional terms. CUPE BC is seeking a member with background in pension plan governance/investments, and is in a position to commit multiple years (prefer 5 or more) and has the time to attend all meetings.

    Local Government Elections – Member Mobilizers

    CUPE BC members interested in becoming a Member Mobilizer for the upcoming Local Government Elections will be asked to complete a short application and possibly participate in a brief interview. If you think you know of a member who would make a great election organizer and can be booked off as a Member Mobilizer, please contact Nathan Allen, CUPE Community Election Coordinator by email or call the BC Regional Office at 604-291-1940. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2022.

  • Health & Safety

    Worker Health and Safety Representatives – Frequently Asked Questions

    This resource answers common questions about worker health and safety representatives, including when they are required, selection process, training, and their role in the workplace. To review this document, click here.

Upcoming Events

  1. General Membership Meeting

    June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. General Membership Meeting

    September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. General Membership Meeting

    October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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