In the Know

Winter, 2023

  • 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 Our Units for more information.

    Charitable donations

    Giving back to our community is an important part of CUPE 900’s unionism. In 2022 we gave back to:

    • Kamloops & District Labour Council for the Day of Mourning
    • Council of Canadians for the Peace Walk
    • Working Together Powwow Society for the 13th Annual Powwow
    • Kam Special Olympics for the NBX*Special Olympics BC
    • Kamloops & District Labour Council for the Labour Day Event
    • CUPE Local 2099 for striking member support
    • Mustard Seed for Thanksgiving meals
    • North Kamloops Business Association for the women in need purse initiative
    • Kamloops Food Bank
    • Christmas Amalgamated
    • YMCA/YWCA Women’s Shelter
    • A Way Home Kamloops

    2023 Budget Review and Approval
    The next general meeting being held on Jan 25 at 6pm the 2023 annual budget will be presented and approved by membership. Keep an eye on your inbox for meeting details.

    General Meeting reminders
    January 25 2023 at 6pm – General Membership meeting – Budget review and approval, nominations for executive and committees
    February 22 at 6pm – General Membership meeting – Election results announced
    March 22 at 6pm – General Membership meeting – General Membership meeting

  • Events

    CUPE 900 Elections

    Nominations for executive positions, unit positions and committees take place in this quarter. Are you looking to get involved in your union?

    The following executive positions are up for election and accepting nominations on Jan 25 2023 during our General Membership meeting:

    • Vice President
    • Secretary Treasurer
    • Membership Officer
    • 3 Year Trustee
    • 2 Year Trustee

    Accepting Nomination for the following committees on Jan 25 during the General membership meeting:

    • Education Committee
    • Bylaw Committee
    • Equity Committee

    Click here for detailed position descriptions Executive Position Descriptions and Committee Terms of Reference.

    CUPE BC 2023 Annual Convention

    CUPE BC annual convention is taking place April 26-29 in Victoria, BC. The Convention Call was sent by email to all affiliated Locals, Local Presidents, and District Councils on December 9, 2022.

    The Convention Call and Letter, Resolutions Submission Form, Accessibility Assistance Form, and additional accompanying documents can be viewed on CUPE BC website.

  • Education

    • Retirement Planning – Feb 22 and 23
      Education- Cupe 900 education committee is very pleased to be offering out to our members, a retirement planning course happening on February 22 and 23 (both days are mandatory). For more info, please watch your emails for the bulletin announcing this course and all the details
    • Introduction to Stewarding – Coming soon
      We are working closely with the Okanagan Mainline District Council to bring an Intro to Stewarding Course to Kamloops, hopefully in early Spring. Stay tuned.
    • Kamloops Spring School – starting May 28 2023
      The Spring School that happens yearly in Kamloops, is set to take place this year starting on May 28, 2023. This is an excellent education opportunity. This will once again be held at the Coast Hotel and more details will be out when the registration opens.
    • Looking to take a course?
      Online or in person to ensure cost 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 the course, dates and cost to the office admin.
  • Equity

    February once again marks Black history month. Canada (1995)
    In 1995, after a motion by politician Jean Augustine, representing the riding of Etobicoke—Lakeshore in Ontario, Canada’s House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month and honoured Black Canadians. In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver moved to have the Senate officially recognize Black History Month, which was unanimously approved.

    Currently Canada defines the festivity as an opportunity to celebrate “the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who … have done so much to take make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country”.

Upcoming Events

  1. General Membership Meeting

    April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. General Membership Meeting

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

    June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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