Welcome Back BBQ 2014!

Last Wednesday was a beautiful day for the annual UBC Welcome Back BBQ – and props to all those who came by and whispered our password “solidarity” to receive a CUPE 2950 lapel pin.

Thank you to those who had their pictures taken to show that UBC works because WE do! The winner of the CUPE BC hoodie will be announced at the General Membership meeting on September 25th.

The faces of CUPE 2950 are as diverse as the campus we serve as seen in this gallery and thank you to all who stopped by to say hello!

Andrea Coutts & Megan Campbell

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General Membership Meeting – September 25, 2014

The details for the next General Membership Meeting will be as follows:

Just a reminder that our GMMs are on employer paid time (the two hours must include your regular lunch).

If you have any questions or comments please call the union office at 2×1494 or Karen directly at 2×1478.


  1. Roll Call of Officers
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Adoption of Minutes of June 26, 2014 mem062614
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes:
  1. Nominations for CUPE Local 2950 Executive (2014 – 2015):
    1. 1st VP/Grievance Chair
    2. Education Committee Chair
    3. Job Evaluation Committee Chair – (Ray Astronomo, nominated)
    4. Recording Secretary – (Stephen Ramsay, nominated)
    5. Treasurer
    6.  Diversity Committee Chair
    7. 1 Sergeant-at-Arms
    8. 2 Trustee positions ending Dec. 31/15 & Dec. 31/16 – Hollie Griffin, nominated)
  2. Unfinished Business
  3. Executive Report – (Karen Ranalletta – President)
  4. Business Agent’s Report – (Frans van de Ven)
  5. Treasurer’s Report – 2013 Audit Report
  6.  Committee Reports:
  • Chief Shop Steward – (Jaimie Miller)
  • Communications Committee – (Kevin Shillitto – Chair [on leave])
  • Contract Committee – (Susanne Lester – 2nd VP/Chair)
  • Education Committee
  • Grievance Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee – (Richard Hare – Chair)

10.       New Business:

  • 2014 Contract Proposals
  • Open nominations for Job Action Committee
  • Open nominations for the BC Federation of Labour Convention – November 24-28th, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Date changes for October and November GMMs

50 Years of Solidarity of CUPE BC!

CUPE BC created this documentary on the history of our union over the past 50 years. 50 years of solidarity!

A mini-documentary highlighting some of the many incredible achievements of CUPE BC over the last 50 years.