LifeWorks and BC Wildfires

A message from LifeWorks, our new employee assistance program (EAP) and work-life/wellbeing resource (replaces OPTUM):
As of July 13th, up to 14,000 people are reported as being displaced due to the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia’s interior.~ The province has declared a state of emergency, and has established a relief fund for impacted communities.


CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.


CUPE National News

CUPE welcomes new members at Grand View Manor, Berwick, Nova Scotia

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is pleased to welcome our newest members, the employees of Grand View Manor in Berwick, Nova Scotia. Votes were counted by the Nova Scotia Labour Board today and CUPE is happy to welcome this newly certified local.

“We are pleased to welcome the new members of CUPE Local 5183, Grand View Manor, and we will work hard to represent them,” says CUPE National Representative Grant Dart.

Congratulations from CUPE BC to Premier John Horgan and his new government

CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement:

“Finally, after 16 long years of BC Liberal government that favoured the wealthy and the well‑connected while raising the cost of living for the rest of us, we have a new government in British Columbia. Today, a new Premier and Cabinet have been sworn in, finally putting an end to the BC Liberal era of government in our province.

“Congratulations to Premier John Horgan and his diverse and impressive Cabinet. Now the hard work of building a better British Columbia for all of us really begins.

Hancock supports Pacific Blue Cross workers on picket line

CUPE National President Mark Hancock had a sober message for Pacific Blue Cross when he joined locked out CUPE 1816 members at the picket line on Monday afternoon: cutting retiree benefits is a good way to ruin the PBC brand.

“These workers are the heart and soul of Pacific Blue Cross. They’ve made the company what it is today, and they’re dedicated to making it the best benefits provider it can be. And yet they are being treated with no respect at all,” said Hancock.