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Feb. 3,2017  

Note of Location for the Wednesday, February 22nd CUPE local 1936 Meeting to be held at 6:30 pm:

Collingwood Neighborhood House
5288 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC
Near the Joyce Street Skytrain Station

Second Floor, Program A and B.

Should you have any issues accessing the room, please text Sheryl at 778-231-4241.


  • Elections
  • Recommended By Law Changes
  • Financial Motions

This brief agenda will be followed by a CUPE Local 1936 only Celebration of Life for Michael Lanier, our President who passed away on January 11th, 2017.

Please bring yourselves and your colleagues to this meeting. We require quorum in order to conduct this business of the local.

Thanks so much and take good care of yourselves and one another.

Sheryl Burns and Bernice Way


Jan. 31,2017  


There will be a CUPE Local 1936 executive meeting only (unit chairs only) on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the local office (208-800 McBride Boulevard) to discuss possible structural changes to the local.

There will be a regular central membership meeting Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:30 pm - location to be announced.

  • Elections, bylaw change proposals, and financial motions will be discussed.
  • Followed by a CUPE Local 1936 only celebration of life for Michael Lanier

Jan. 27,2017  

Proposed Amended ByLaws

Please find the Proposed Amended ByLaws to be discussed and voted on at the next CUPE Local 1936 Meeting on February 15th, 2017.



Jan. 19,2017  
Michael Lanier:  June 1, 1950 - January 12, 2017

Heart and soul of our community

Michael Lanier: June 1, 1950 - January 11, 2017

Please join CUPE Local 1936, CUPE Metro and CUPE BC in a celebration of Michael's life.

January 28th, 2017
1:30pm to 4:30pm (refreshments and cash bar provided)
at the Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

For more info, contact Sheryl Burns at 778-231-4241 or Bernice Way at 604-781-6864



Jan. 12,2017  
Michael Lanier:  June 1, 1950 - January 12, 2017

Moon Lights the Way for our President Michael Lanier

It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you that our long-term, committed President, Michael Lanier passed into the next realm, guided by the light of the full moon. He will be truly missed by all of us. His dedication to our local and the labour movement along with his life-long commitment to social justice issues has left a lasting impact on our community. Michael never passed up an opportunity to advocate on behalf of our members, for community social service and child care issues. He was a constant presence at the microphones at conventions and conferences and regularly attended picket lines for CUPE and non-CUPE members alike. Michael was frequently seen at rallies throughout the Lower Mainland.

Michael was also a Regional Vice-President of CUPE BC and was extraordinarily proud to represent CUPE Metro and Community Social Service members on the CUPE BC Executive Board. He was also a strong and passionate advocate for childcare issues and worked closely with the Child Care Coalition and was co-chair of the CUPE BC Childcare Working Group and the CUPE National Childcare Working Group. He was committed to achieving a publicly funded, accessible, affordable and quality childcare system. Michael was also Co-Chair of the CUPE BC Community Social Services Committee and Co-Chaired the first Community Social Services Sectoral Conference. Michael bargained in every single round of Community Social Services negotiations on behalf of CUPE members throughout British Columbia since the 1998-99 round of provincial bargaining. He also negotiated several "stand-alone" Collective Agreements on behalf of members within our Local. In his many years as a 3999 and 1936 member and President, Michael advocated on behalf of members in grievance meetings and membership meetings, achieving positive results. Michael was famous for his IT abilities and created and maintained the CUPE Local 1936 website, and advanced Community Social Service and Childcare issues through social media, primarily Facebook and Twitter. Michael also had a passion for photography and everywhere he went, he was the guy behind the camera recording events for posterity.

It is impossible to capture in this brief synopsis, the breadth of Michael's activism and of his life. There is so much more that could be said here about Michael. Michael was a true "jack of all trades". Most importantly, Michael is best remembered for his kindness and for his loyalty. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed and was a tremendous role model for all of us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family and friends during this difficult period. We will keep you informed of dates and times in which Michael's life will be honoured and celebrated.

Should you require any assistance with union related business, please call the CUPE Local 1936 office at 604-522-8445 or email Sheryl Burns, the Local Vice-President at Should you have any administrative related issues, please feel free to contact Bernice Way, the Local Treasurer at

With deepest condolences,
Sheryl Burns, Vice-President and Bernice Way, Treasurer of CUPE Local 1936



Jan. 8,2017  

 We are offering an opportunity to participate in the day of political action training on Friday, January 20th at CUPE’s BC Regional Office.

It is going to be a great day of discussion and hands on training that will provide CUPE members the confidence to play key roles in electing New Democrat MLA’s in the fast-approaching BC Election on May 9th.

If you are interested in this training please contact the Local 1936 office ASAP as space is disapearing.

e-mail: or phone 604-522-8445


The New Wage Grids for Feb.1, 2017

 The Economic Stability Dividend of 0.35% will be paid as of Feb.1, 2017

• General wage increases (GWI) of  1.0% in February 2017.

• Comparability increases of 2.5%, for defined classifications only, April 2017 and April 2018 in moving toward parity with Community Health.

( in April 2016 this was applied across all grids)

2016 JJEP benchmarks are here.

IMPORTANT Pension Info for Memebers!

2016 Sector Conference in Winnipeg.


Links to some of the info from the Sector Conference in Winnipeg. Click on the images below.



Local 1936 is now  located at #208-800 McBride Blvd. New Westminster, B.C. V3L 2B8.

Phone numbers, fax and email will remain the same.

CSS Labour Adjustment and Education Fund

The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (LAEF) is designed to encourage professional development and continued employment for workers in the community-based social services sector.

The LAEF covers retraining to aid and assist individuals in the community social services sector who have lost their job due to layoff, bumping, contracting out or retendering, or have had their hours significantly reduced; or who are taking courses or upgrading to continue in a unionized community social service position in British Columbia.

To be eligible, impacted members must have been covered by one of the three community social services sectoral agreements (i.e. Aboriginal Services, Community Living Services and General Services).

Download the pamphlet here.


Read and support Framework for National Childcare

click here

 The 2017 Wage Grids with Feb. and April wage increases will be posted shortly. The Economic Stability Dividend Feb.1-2017 is a 0.35% this time.

General wage increases (GWI) of 1.0% in February 2017; 1.0% in February 2018; and 1.0% in February 2019.

• Comparability increases of 2.5%, for defined classifications only, in April 2016, April 2017 and April 2018.

Economic Stability Dividend will add 0.45% to the 1% pay raise of 2015 in Community Social Services wage grids in Feb. 2016.


See CUPE B.C. news release here.

April 1 2016 will see an additional 2.5% wage adjustment as per the Collective Agreement.

New 2016 MOA on Portability here.

 The new (April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2019 Collective Agreements are now in our Local Office.

They will also be distributed at our Local Union Meetings.


We cannot  mail out the CA's to all of our members as that is too expensive. The CA is being distributed at Local and Unit meetings to programs by the Unit Chairperson and stewards.

It is also available online at: HERE.



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