UBC Teaching Assistants launch strike action

CUPE Local 2278 members hit the bricks today, picketing outside the Jack Bell building on campus at UBC. The job action started at 3 p.m., when their 72-hour strike notice took effect. The Canadian Union of Public Employees local represents 2,300 teaching assistants, tutors, markers and language assistants at the University of British Columbia. CUPE 2278 President … Continue reading UBC Teaching Assistants launch strike action

Stalled college talks in B.C. prompt strike votes

VANCOUVER—Collective bargaining between BC’s colleges sector and 3,000 CUPE support and teaching staff has been going well, there’s just one hitch – the provincial government.  And that hitch is pushing CUPE workers towards strike action. Two and a half years after their last contract expired, local college employers and CUPE members are still waiting for … Continue reading Stalled college talks in B.C. prompt strike votes