Municipal Pension Plan and Return to work

Dear Brothers and Sisters. 

As workplaces begin to open up again, questions are being asked about the ability to purchase leave related to COVID-19.

This is the link to the MPP website that explains how the purchase of service works:

Leaves, time off and wage changes – Municipal (

For purchase of leave, there is usually a 3year employment requirement but due to the pandemic, this provision has been waived.

 For members that have specific inquiries about their own situation, they should contact the Pension Corporation for assistance.  

June 22, 2021 – Special Meeting re property purchase


The vote was successful in the motion to purchase the new office building for the local.

Letter of June 29, 2021 from Gord Willis


Special Meeting re Property Purchase: 101 – 1550 Hartley Avenue, Coquitlam.

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss Local 386 buying property to relocate our offices.

The building we are currently in has been put on the market for $2.8M. The asking price is not something the local thought was financially viable. We have a lease until 2024, which our lawyer says we can give 6 months notice to vacate. The current lease costs are $3000 per month.

We have discussed the local purchasing property for a few years now. As our future here is uncertain and we know that we are not paying current market rental rates. The cost to lease will only increase.

By purchasing our own space we will be in control of our costs and investing in the future of the local.

1. Financials for 101-1550 Hartley

2. Hartley listing

3. Lower Floor Room Layout

4. Upper Floor Room Layout

If you require additional information or would like to discuss with the Local, please call the office at (604) 936-1810.

Notice of Special Membership Meeting – June 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Purpose:     Property purchase for CUPE Local 386

Registration for the Zoom Meeting is required.  Please use the following link to register:


Voting for the motion will be done via Simply Voting, and will occur

June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and end June 25, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

You must register with the local no later than 4pm on June 25th to vote on the motion.

Please e-mail to be added to the voting list.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the local at (604) 936-1810.


No business shall be transacted at such special meeting other than for which the special meeting has been called as per Article 3.4.1 of the CUPE Local 386 Constitution and Bylaws

Bargaining Proposals Package – Results

Please be advised that the Bargaining Proposals Package was passed at 76% in favour.

Thank you to all who participated.  If you have questions or wish to discuss the Bargaining Proposals Package, please call the Union office at (604) 936-1810.

We will provide further information once we have confirmed bargaining dates.

Bargaining Proposals – Voting on May 26, 2021

CUPE 386 – Bargaining Proposals 

*UPDATE – registration to vote is closed and voting will end today, May 26th at 8:00 p.m.*

If any member who could not attend the meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 would like to discuss the bargaining proposals, please visit or contact the Union office at (604) 936-1810, prior to voting on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  Online voting will be open on May 26th, 8:00am-8:00pm.

As a reminder, if you wish to vote on the bargaining proposal package, you must send your personal email address and employee number to the Union office at to be added to the Simply Voting distribution list, no later than May 25th at 3:00p.m.   Voting will be in the form of “yes or no” for all proposals.

Please note, copies of the proposals will not be posted or distributed.

CUPE Local 386
101 – 2189 Austin Avenue
Coquitlam, BC

Bargaining Proposals Meeting – Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:15pm

An update from CUPE Local 386:

  • Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:15pm to discuss proposals and length of contract for the MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) during these COVID times
  • Voting will be done via Simply Voting, commencing on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and continuing until 8:00 p.m.
  • Results will be available at 9:00 pm on May 26th
  • All members must register for the Zoom meeting no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th
  • All members must register for voting by emailing their name and employee number to the Union office no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 25th.

Please use the following link to register for the Zoom meeting: