Bargaining update and GM

Hello All,
Before you all head-off for your weekend, your bargaining and executive committees want you to know that we are trying to keep you as informed as possible in these tumultuous times. Unfortunately we can’t predict what will happen over the next few days but we can supply you with some basic rules of thumb. More information will follow next week on your rights an responsibilities should there be any job action by our locals or other CUPE locals.

In the meantime, here are two very basic rules you can count on:

1. Regardless of what else you might hear, unless told otherwise by your Union representatives, report to work for any of your scheduled shifts.

2. Always remember that CUPE members should NEVER cross a picket line.

Also, be sure that your union contact has your phone number and if possible an alternative (non-vpl) mail account. If you are an auxiliary member and unsure of who your union contact is , the best thing you can do is to chose a worksite that you most frequently work in and ask to be put on their contact list. If that doesn’t suit you, you can contact the union office at 604 322-4879 or our Executive member Aili Meutzner at

A couple of reminders of events – please try to come to the General Meeting on Tuesday July 17th at 6 PM here at Central. Food will be provided along with bargaining and job action updates.

And if you’re working at Central on Saturday, please consider attending the rally to be held on the North Plaza at 1:00 PM. This rally is in support of stopping the export of raw logs and promoting sustainable forestry practices. It is a good opportunity to show our solidarity with the general labour movement …. you never know when we might be asking for some of that solidarity to come back to us.

Have a good weekend.
CUPE 391 Vice President and Bargaining Committee Member