The Canadian Union of Public Employees – Local 402-01 represents workers who provide municipal services to the residents and businesses of the City of White Rock, British Columbia. We are a sub-local of CUPE 402, which is the Union for Surrey employees.
Local 402-01 has over 140 members who are employed at City Hall, Engineering & Municipal Operations, Financial Services, Information Technology, Planning & Development, RCMP (support staff) and Recreation & Culture. CUPE is a democratic Union in which the members make the decisions, determine the policies, and set the direction of their Union.
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EDUCATION / TRAINING UPDATES
Workshop Wednesdays are coming! Union Education will be setting up workshops on every Wednesday through to December 15, 2021. The workshops will be open to all of BC and members can register online. If you are looking for training, please check out the CUPE Calendar link below. The first one will be on November 3, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and will be the “Introduction to Stewarding, Parts 1 & 2”. Also, the CUPE Northern Area District Council (NADC) is holding their Fall School from October 27 to 29, 2021 and has agreed to open it up to additional members for registration. Finally, CUPE Saskatchewan is hosting a webinar on anti-racism on October 27, 2021.
GENERAL MEETINGS: SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
All Local 402-01 General Meetings in 2021 will be held via Zoom on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month at 7pm until it is safe to resume in-person meetings. Zoom Meeting links will be emailed to members. PLEASE NOTE -If you are a member and are not signed up to receive messages from Local 402-01, please email WhiteRock@CUPE402.com.
COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CUPE has been receiving many inquiries from members concerning COVID-19 vaccines. This website addresses some of the most frequently asked questions:
NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
The City has confirmed to the Union that it wishes to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools and honour Indigenous communities, family and survivors by observing a day for Truth and Reconciliation. On a without prejudice basis, the City will observe this year’s Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, 2021, as a statutory holiday. In recognition of the provincial government’s efforts to consult with Indigenous leaders, organizations and communities on the best and most respectful way to mark the Truth and Reconciliation Day in British Columbia, the City of White Rock will revisit, as necessary, how to commemorate this day in subsequent years.
RETROACTIVE PAY + NEW RATES OF PAY: SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
The HR Dept. of the City has advised the Union that the pay of September 10, 2021 will include:
-retroactive pay (from January 1, 2020 to August 20, 2021); and
-updated 2021 pay rates as of August 21, 2021.
Thank you to our CUPE 402-01 members in Payroll who worked diligently to get this backpay processed quickly.
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING – MoA IS RATIFIED: JULY, 2021
On July 13, 2021, Local 402-01 members voted in favour of accepting the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that provided a 2% wage-and-term deal for 2020 and 2021. On July 26, 2021, Mayor and Council for the City of White Rock also ratified the MoA, so now our Collective Agreement will be updated and signed by both the Union and the City. The contract will be current to December 31, 2021, and retroactive pay for members will follow. In late 2021, union elections will be held to form the Local 402-01 Bargaining Committee whose members will then begin the process of full negotiations with the City for a new Collective Agreement for the upcoming years (January 1, 2022 and onwards).
TOGETHER WE MUST FIGHT ISLAMOPHOBIA
CUPE offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the Muslim family who were victims of Islamophobic hate in London, Ontario.
DISCOVERY OF KAMLOOPS MASS GRAVE SITE
CUPE stands in solidarity with Indigenous communities across Canada as they mourn the recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried at a mass grave site at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in BC.