Day of Mourning

In the Know

Spring 2023

  • 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 for more information.

  • Events

    CUPE Local 561 | Call for Support
    As many of you know, members of CUPE 561 are on strike. These Fraser Valley transit operators have been without a contract for three years and are paid 32% less than other transit workers in our region. These workers are facing a tough situation. The employer, First Transit, is a multinational corporation headquartered in Europe and has threatened to walk away from the contract before paying our members a fair wage. The ultimate responsibility for these workers rests with BC Transit, a crown corporation of the BC government, but the leadership at BC Transit refuses to take any responsibility for the actions and failures of their contractor.

    Day of Mourning Ceremony
    It’s that time of year again when we remember those we have lost, who have been injured or killed on the job.

    April 28, 2023, at 6 pm St Andrews on the Square

  • Education

    Introduction to Stewarding – Coming this Fall
    We are working closely with the Okanagan Mainline District Council to bring an Intro to Stewarding Course to Kamloops. Stay tuned.

    Retirement Planning – Feb 22 and 23
    Education- CUPE 900 education offered a retirement planning course that was very well attended. Participants’ feedback was very positive.

    Kamloops Spring School – starting May 28, 2023
    The Spring School which happens yearly in Kamloops is taking place from May 28 to June 2, 2023. This is an excellent educational opportunity. Thanks to all those who applied to attend, the registration is full.

    Looking to take a course?
    Online or in-person to ensure costs are covered by our union (member leave and course tuition) HOWEVER all members are required to notify the education committee prior to sign-up. If you don’t, we cannot guarantee the course will be covered. Please send an email including the course, dates, and cost, attention Education Committee.

  • Equity

    National Day of Mourning
    We remember workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their jobs. We commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies. We grieve for those whose lives were forever changed by a workplace tragedy.

    April 28th at 6 pm at St. Andrews on the Square – The National Day of Mourning Ceremony. There will be speakers and presentations, with a march to City Hall for the laying of the wreath.

    April 28 at 11 am, we will honor all workers and will renew our commitment to health and safety in the workplace, pause, reflect, and remember.

    Please check out the display in the window at the CUPE 900 office

Upcoming Events

  1. General Membership Meeting

    May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. General Membership Meeting

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

    September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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