What We Do

CUPE is the largest labour union in B.C. and in Canada. We represent workers in municipalities, education, libraries, universities, colleges, social services, health care, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines and around 600,000 members across Canada.

A strong and democratic union, CUPE is committed to improving the quality of life for workers in Canada. We do this to have a stronger voice – a collective voice – in the workplace and in society as a whole.

Local 386 Membership requires dedicated individuals to assist our Members from all work areas of the City. If you want to broaden your problem solving skills and be an integral part of your Union through volunteer work, stewardship, or executive responsibility, please contact the Union office at 604-936-1810 for information on how you can be involved!
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CUPE Corner – March

CUPE Local 386 is pleased to present the first edition of our new CUPE Corner monthly bulletin.  This will be your monthly digest of news, event, tips, and etc.  Please send us your comments and/or ideas for future CUPE Corner topics to cupe386@shaw.ca

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People depend on public services; services depend on people to deliver them.

City workers touch every part of life: they fix roads, maintain sewers, deliver drinking water, connect us with library resources, run ice rinks & recreation centres, lead community workshops, plan and design our parks & communities, and much more.

Coquitlam 386 Lifeguard Competition 2016

 


Notice of November 21 AGM and Elections

*Notice of Election for the November 21, 2017 Annual General Meeting*

Positions up for election:

  • President –  Two year term
  • Treasurer – Two year term
  • Executive at Large – Inside – 2 year term
  • Executive at Large – Outside – 2 year term
  • Chief Shop Steward – 2 year term
  • One Trustee – 3 year term

“6.1.4            For the office of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary, eligible nominees must serve notice of their intent to run for office one (1) month prior to the commencement of election.  For the case of filling a vacancy for the unexpired term of office, eligible nominees must serve notice of their intent to run for office two (2) weeks prior to the commencement of election.”

“6.2.1            All those eligible for nomination shall have been members for at least twelve (12) months and have attended at least three (3) General Membership Meetings within nine (9) calendar months prior to nominations for election. No nomination shall be accepted unless the Member is in attendance at the nomination meeting or has allowed to be filed at such meeting, his or her consent in writing, duly witnessed by another Member. No Member may be elected to more than one (1) Office.”

 


Congratulations Lindsay Verano – our successful candidate for Office Support Clerk.


 

September GMM

A constitution committee will be struck at the September 19 GMM at the Pinetree Community Centre to suggest constitutional changes to be put forward at the November AGM

 


 

We’re Hiring!!!
Internal and external candidates may apply. See link below for posting.

Career Opportunity – CUPE 386 Office Support Clerk 2017

Notice of August 15 GMM and Interim Elections

*Notice of Election for the August 15, 2017 General Membership Meeting*

Positions up for election

  • Executive at Large – Inside (two positions)
  • Executive at Large – Outside (two positions)

“6.2.1            All those eligible for nomination shall have been members for at least twelve (12) months and have attended at least three (3) General Membership Meetings within nine (9) calendar months prior to nominations for election. No nomination shall be accepted unless the Member is in attendance at the nomination meeting or has allowed to be filed at such meeting, his or her consent in writing, duly witnessed by another Member. No Member may be elected to more than one (1) Office.”

Notice of July 18 GMM and Interim Elections
See hyperlink below

Notice of July GMM and Interim Elections 2017


June 14th, 2017

*Notice of Election for the July 18, 2017 General Meeting*

Positions up for election:

  • President (4 month term)
  • Vice President (17 month term)
  • Secretary Treasurer (4 month term)
  • Executive at Large – Inside (one position)

*!*!*!*Note; A 2-week month written notice of intent to run is required for the President, Vice President and Secretary Treasurer positions in an interim election.

“6.2.1            All those eligible for nomination shall have been members for at least twelve (12) months and have attended at least three (3) General Membership Meetings within nine (9) calendar months prior to nominations for election. No nomination shall be accepted unless the Member is in attendance at the nomination meeting or has allowed to be filed at such meeting, his or her consent in writing, duly witnessed by another Member. No Member may be elected to more than one (1) Office.”

 

May 24th, 2017

Dear Members,

See the description below regarding an opportunity for our members to have their children who are graduating in the current or previous calendar year apply for the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship.

CUPE 386 is in no way part of the application/selection process. This Scholarship is awarded through CUPE BC. The Local office does have hard copies available if members cannot access the pdf form.

Click the hyperlink below for the pdf application form.

CUPE ABRF Scholarship Application Form 2017

CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AUBREY BURTON/REG FORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

CUPE BC continues to offer the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship to CUPE members, their spouses or their children at a level of four scholarships of $500.00 each.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Parent, Guardian or Spouse of Applicant, or the Applicant her/himself must be a member in good standing of a CUPE Local affiliated to CUPE B.C. at the time of application.
  2. Applicant must have completed Grade 12 in the current or previous calendar year.
  3. Applicant must be entering first year of a recognized post-secondary institution in B.C. A copy of the acceptance letter from the admitting institution must be supplied.
  4. Applicant must complete an Application Form supported by copies of the Senior Secondary Statement and letter(s) of reference from school principal or counsellor.

Aubrey Burton

Aubrey Burton was a CUPE Representative in the Kootenays during the 1960s. Before CUPE was formed, many locals hired Business Reps from within their ranks to represent them, and that was the case with Aubrey. He was a Trail Civic Worker but also got paid to do work for other Locals in the Kootenays. When CUPE was officially formed, he became a Staff Representative.

Along with fellow Staff Representative Peter Drieger, Aubrey serviced CUPE Locals throughout B.C. outside of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Together, Drieger and Burton were credited with organizing many small communities into CUPE and negotiating first agreements that contained no contracting-out language. Aubrey was killed in a car accident on the Upper Levels highway. He was working for CUPE at the time of his death.

Reg Ford

Reg Ford was President of CUPE 402 for several years in the late 1970s and early 80s. Also a Vice- President of CUPE BC, he was well known as a health and safety activist. Tragically, he was killed in an accident at his home while trimming a tree in his yard. Reg was very active in the labour movement at the time of his passing.


 

 

May 19th, 2017

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been ratified by both Coquitlam City Council and the membership of of CUPE Local 386. Please see the Collective Agreement section under the Resources page for a pdf copy of the MOA.

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April 26, 2017

Presentation of Memorandum of Agreement and Ratification Vote

CUPE LOCAL 386
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
& RATIFICATION VOTE

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Pinetree Community Centre
1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (Gym)

 

TIME:    PRESENTATION  10:00am to 11:00am – Gym
VOTING    11:00am to 2:00pm – Gym
                              2:00pm to 7:00pm – Room #2

 

Please be advised that your 2017 Bargaining Committee has reached a Tentative Memorandum of Agreement with the employer.

The Bargaining Committee will be making a presentation of the Memorandum of Agreement to the Membership which will be followed by the VOTE. The voting will be held for 8 hours as required under Article 11.1.1 of the Constitution & Bylaws of the Union, which states:

“In the event of a ratification or strike vote, for a new Collective Agreement, the vote will be by secret ballot and the Polling Station shall be open for a period of eight (8) hours to allow time for members to vote.”

The Labour Relations code also states:

Voting Requirements

39 (1)   All voting directed by the board or by the minister under this Code and other votes held by a trade union or employers’ organization of their respective members on a question of whether to strike or lock out, or whether to accept or ratify a proposed collective agreement, must be by secret ballot cast in such a manner that the person expressing a choice cannot be identified with the choice expressed.

(2)   The results of a vote referred to in subsection (1), including the number of ballots cast and the number of votes for, against or spoiled, must be made available to both

(a)   the members, and

(b)   the trade union and employer affected.

(3)   A vote referred to in subsection (1) must be conducted in accordance with the regulations.

(4)   If the board in its discretion directs that they may vote, the following persons are eligible to vote in a representation vote:

(a)   persons who at the time an application for certification was received by the board were not employees in the proposed unit but are employees in the unit at the time of the vote;

(b)   persons who at the time an application for decertification was received by the board were employees in the unit, but are not employees in the unit at the time of the vote.


Additional voting requirements

   40 (1)   Subject to section 17 (2), all employees in a bargaining unit, whether or not they are members of the trade union or of any constituent union of a council of trade unions, may participate in votes held by a trade union of its members on a question of whether to strike or whether to accept or ratify a proposed collective agreement.

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