2018 CUPE Executive Election

The following positions are to be elected at the November 27, 2018 Special Meeting:

  1.  President (Ken Pommier, Scott Bruce & Larry Oakley have been nominated)
  2.  Vice President City of Kelowna Outside Workers (Larry Oakley & Alyssa Schubert have been nominated)
  3. Vice President District of Lake Country (Annie Lynch has been nominated)
  4. Vice President Airport (Cody Anderson has been nominated)
  5.  2nd Vice President Regional District of Central Okanagan, (Blaise Laveay has been nominated)
  6.  Vice President Black Mountain Irrigation District (Jeff Clark has been nominated)
  7.  Secretary-Treasurer (Rita Sztepanacz & Maryann Allan have been nominated)
  8.  Membership Officer (Chris MacKay has been nominated)
  9.  Young Worker Representative (Amanda Schuffels & Jason Issler have been nominated)
  10. 3 Year Trustee (Paul Brown has been nominated)

City of Kelowna Bargaining Survey

On behalf of the Negotiating Committee, the bargaining survey will be emailed to member’s personal email addresses on Monday, June 4, 2018.  Please check your personal email for the survey.

The Negotiating Committee will use the responses to this bargaining survey to develop bargaining proposals for this round of negotiations.  Please complete and submit this survey by Friday, June 15, 2018.

Additional comments can be entered in the space provided, your opinion is important!

If you require a printed copy, please contact the CUPE 338 office at 250-762-8576, contact your shop steward, any Negotiation Committee member or Executive Committee Member.

In Solidarity,

Your Negotiation Committee:

Ken Pommier, President
Graham March, Policy and Planning
Patty Holloway, Financial Services
Alyssa Schubert, Wastewater Treatment Facility
Kelsey Versteeg, Development Services
Irene Wangler, Infrastructure
Diane Wojciechowski, Police Services

CUPE 338 Welcomes BMID Workers

Workers at the Black Mountain Irrigation District (BMID) have voted to join CUPE in a Labour Relations Board vote held today. They will become members of CUPE 338, representing municipal workers in Kelowna and water workers at the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District and the Central Okanagan Regional District.

“We look forward to representing these workers who maintain a safe and adequate water supply that is crucial to residents in our area,” said CUPE 338 President Lee Mossman.  “On behalf of all our members, I’m pleased to welcome them to CUPE 338.”

The 16 new CUPE members working at Black Mountain Irrigation District are committed to ensuring that water remains safe, reliable, and supplied at the highest possible quality.

The workers at the Black Mountain Irrigation District decided to join CUPE to gain a voice on the job. CUPE338’s newest members include clerical staff as well as water distribution and water treatment plant crew.

Executive Meetings

Executive meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month.

If you would like to make the Executive aware of a topic or discuss it, please contact a member of the Executive and they will bring it forward to the meeting.

General Membership Meetings

General Membership meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 5:00 pm.  There are no meetings held in July or August.

Meetings are held at the CUPE 338 office at 111-565 Bernard Avenue.  Hope to see you there!

CUPE 338 Bargaining Update

This year has seen all of our units go into bargaining.

City of Kelowna has a new collective agreement

City of Kelowna – Airport is currently in bargaining

District of Lake Country has a new collective agreement

Glenmore Ellison Improvement District has a new collective agreement

Regional District of the Central Okanagan has a new collective agreement

Kelowna Museums has a new collective agreement