Disaster Relief Options

Hello All,

There are a few options for disaster relief that are available to members of CUPE locals. Please see below for information on how to claim for relief, if you need to.

CUPE BC Disaster Support | Application Form
CUPE BC has created a Disaster Relief Fund to support CUPE members impacted by recent catastrophic floods and mudslides. Any CUPE members in BC facing hardship due to these events are invited to apply for funding support through their Local. CUPE Locals may request funds on behalf of members – please advise the Union office if interested.

BC Government | Disaster Financial Assistance Available
Disaster Financial Assistance is now available for eligible British Columbians in Southwest, Central and Southeast areas of the province and Vancouver Island who were affected by flooding and landslides from November 14-16, 2021. This assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas, and municipalities within the geographical boundaries of these areas. See the following link for more information:

Financial assistance available for people affected by flooding | BC Gov News

United Way | Flood Response Recovery Efforts
United Way BC has established a Flood Response Fund to support critical relief and urgent recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating flooding. Donations will assist those who are displaced or have lost housing, belongings, or employment, and who have suffered physical or mental health trauma.

United for BC Flood Response:  Donate here
Fraser Valley Flood Response Info: Click here
Hope Flood Response Info:  Click here

If you or someone you know needs help finding resources, dial 2-1-1 or visit 211.ca.  Please share this message so neighbours can get assistance.



Notice of the CUPE Local 386 Elections

Election Date:  Thursday, November 18, 2021
Polls are open from 8:30am to 10:30pm (online)

To vote, you must:
• E-mail the Union office at cupe386@shaw.ca to advise you wish to vote via Simply Voting, prior to registration cut off on November 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

• Be sworn in as a CUPE 386 member. If you have not yet been sworn in, this can be done at the virtual AGM on November 16th, in office, or by calling the local at
(604) 936-1810.

Please see attached Notice re the CUPE Local 386 Elections

Notice of November AGM Elections

Candidate Profiles for President Position:

Gord Willis

Vim Sharma

Candidate Profiles for Executive at Large (inside) Position:

Gerry Townsend

Kasandra Gibson

Collective Agreement Ratification Vote (Update – October 28, 2021)

To all CUPE 386 Members,

Please note that registration is now closed to vote on the Memorandum of Agreement as the vote is in progress, ending 10:30 pm today.  Results of the ratification vote will be posted to the Union website (https://386.cupe.ca/) tomorrow morning, Friday, October 29, 2021.

If you had e-mailed the Union office and registered to vote prior to 8:30am this morning, and have not received your link or are having difficulties accessing the ballot, please call the Union office at (604) 936-1810.

Note – If you were unable to attend the information meeting held on October 21st or require information re the Memorandum of Agreement, please call the Union office at (604) 936-1810 and the local will explain the details of settlement.

RESCHEDULED – Collective Agreement Ratification Vote

October 22, 2021

To all CUPE 386 Members,

As you are aware, today was the ratification vote for the current collective agreement 2021-2022 settlement proposal.

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties with our server going down and Shaw being unable to rectify the matter, we are unable to proceed with the vote at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this technical difficulty as caused.

The vote will be rescheduled for next Thursday, October 28, 2021 with registration ending at 8:00am that morning.   If you have already registered to vote, your registration will still be valid and there is no need to re-register.  Even if you were able to get through and were successful in voting, unfortunately you will still be required to vote again on the October 28th.