Attend the Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA) Delegates Assembly May 1st

CUPE Metro is a member organization of the MVA and takes an active role in the governance and activities of the Alliance. Join CUPE Metro President Sarah Bjorknas at the Delegates Assembly to help move forward with the next campaign on affordable housing. Email Sarah for more information –

Mark your calendar for MVA’s upcoming Delegates’ Assembly on May 1st from 7-9 PM at St. Thomas More Collegiate (7450 12th Ave, Burnaby, BC)!

The Delegates Assembly will be an opportunity for representatives of MVA’s member organizations to collectively make a decision about an Affordable Housing campaign, make institutional commitments to action, and build connections across the Alliance.

Each member organization is asked to send 2-3 voting delegates to the Assembly as representatives of their organization. Any additional leaders are welcome!

How to support CUPE 561 members on strike


  • May 22 – Laura HG CUPE 728
  • May 29
  • June 05
  • June 12 – CUPE 1091
  • June 19 – Laura HG CUPE 728
  • June 26
  • July 03 – Sharon M CUPE 801
  • July 10
  • July 17
  • July 24
  • July 31
  • August 07
  • August 14
  • August 21 – CUPE 1091
  • August 28
  • September 04
  • September 12

Picket locations: 

First Transit Chilliwack Yard  – 44275 Yale Road, Chilliwack (24/7)

First Transit Abbotsford Yard – 3032 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford (24/7) – The main entrance is around the corner on Pratt Street

More information and support at –

Bursary Program Launched!

– To support career progression and professional development
– To assist Metro locals and/or members pursuing education in their sector or profession
– To support continuing education, post-secondary, or online courses
Five scholarships up to $1,000 awarded annually, applicable towards tuition and/or books.
– Applicant must be in good standing with a local that is affiliated to Metro District Council
– Applicant may be full time, part time, or auxiliary
– The member may apply directly to Metro with an attached endorsement from an executive member from their local including contact information
– Applicant must attach proof of enrollment and/or course summary including cost
–  Applications will be reviewed twice per year and must be received prior to May 31 or November 30 for consideration for that session
– Submit application via this Google Form, with supporting documents to
Selection criteria:
Scholarships will be awarded by a committee comprised of three Metro District Council Executive members. Two of the five scholarships will be reserved for equity seeking members. Only one recipient per local will be selected per year.

Education Recordings

Stratagem 2020 Virtual Conference | Webinar Recordings & Digital Workbook

CUPE members seeking information related to equity, diversity, and inclusion are welcome to access the Stratagem 2020 Virtual Conference resources below.  If you have any questions and/or experience difficulties accessing the videos, please contact Tolu Aladejebi ( for further assistance.


Stratagem 2020 Webinar Recordings
Click here to access a google drive file containing workshop videos.

Sign into your google account to watch the videos.


Stratagem 2020 Digital Workbook
Click here to access a copy of the digital workbook.


CUPE BC 2020-2021 Web Conferences| Digital Resources

CUPE BC recently delivered its 3rd web conference examining key labour case law emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Any members unable to join our web conferences to date are invited to access the presentation slides and/or video recordings using the links provided below.   Please stay tuned as well for the details of CUPE BC’s next web conference offering in Summer 2021.

CUPE BC Webinar | Feb 11, 2021

The Pandemic at Work:  A COVID-19 Case Law Update

Presentation Slides: See attached PDF

Video Recording (English): Click here

Video Recording (French): Cliquez ici

NOTE: Video links expire March 31, 2021

CUPE BC Webinar | Oct 14, 2020

A Technical Understanding of Inclusion for Unions

Delivered by diversity expert Alden Habacon

Presentation Slides: click here

Password: cupeedikeynote