Mayor Welcomes Provincial Government’s Progress on Riverview

Mayor Sam Sullivan today welcomed reports that the British Columbia government is planning a “massive” development of the current Riverview facility to create more social, market and assisted housing in the Lower Mainland. Earlier this year, Mayor Sullivan said he wanted the provincial government to reconsider the downsizing of the Riverview facility. “Premier Campbell and …

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City and CUPE 15 return to bargaining table

The City of Vancouver and CUPE Local 15 are to return to the bargaining table immediately Following preliminary discussions yesterday, and a meeting of the Regional Labour Relations Bureau this afternoon, the City of Vancouver and CUPE Local 15, representing Vancouver inside workers have agreed to return to the bargaining table in an effort to …

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Mayor Sullivan Asks City Manager to Initiate Urgent Action to Help Protect Vancouver Port & Marine Environment

Mayor Sam Sullivan has asked the Vancouver City Manager to take urgent action to help protect the Vancouver Port, Stanley Park and the marine environment following today’s oil spill near Port Moody. “I have asked the City Manager to coordinate our response with federal, provincial and other municipal authorities on an urgent basis,” said Mayor …

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Mayor & Councillors to Support Little Mountain Housing Policy

Public consultation process must include input from local residents: Sullivan Mayor Sam Sullivan today confirmed that he will support a Little Mountain Housing Policy being proposed for Thursday’s City Council meeting. Mayor Sullivan met with Little Mountain residents last night to discuss the plan. “The Little Mountain housing policy will help achieve the five goals …

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Mayor’s Communiqué: City contingency plans

As you are likely aware, our employees voted down the City’s “final offer” which included a 10% pay increase and no reduction in benefits or job security. Of the City’s 3500 inside workers, 48% either voted against the strike or didn’t vote at all. Only 52% of our total workforce took the time to vote …

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Mayor’s Communiqué: Update on final offer vote

As many of you have heard in the media, the City and its unions have been in the process of negotiating a new collective agreement. Over the last several weeks, I have been holding daily briefings with our senior staff on the labour situation and will continue to monitor the situation closely. As you know, …

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