Mayor and Councillor Welcome Launch of National Mental Health Commission

Mayor Sam Sullivan and Vancouver Councillor Kim Capri welcomed the launch of the Government of Canada’s new Mental Health Commission. Earlier today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the final selection of the Commission’s Board of Directors at a gathering of international leaders in the mental health field. “Delivering compassionate solutions to social challenges is one …

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Your responses to the Mayor’s Communiqués

We have received an unprecedented amount of correspondence as a result of our Mayor’s Communiqués during the recent CUPE labour dispute. To send your own comments, email mayor@vancouver.ca. Thank you for your words of support, and your thoughtful suggestions to date. Keep them coming. The following is a sampling of your comments… Dear Mayor, In …

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City of Vancouver publishes their position on CUPE strike

Here is a copy of the one-page summary outlining the City’s position on the CUPE strike that was placed in local newspapers over the weekend. Fair. Balanced. Affordable. The City of Vancouver’s position on the current CUPE strike. (pdf) This summary is a quick read and will help to answer many of the questions you …

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Library Offers Five-Year Deal to CUPE Local 391

Further to my previous messages, please find below the latest on the current labour dispute from the City of Vancouver. * * * The Vancouver Public Library has formally tabled a five-year offer with a 17.5 percent wage increase to CUPE Local 391, which represents library employees. The Vancouver Public Library offer includes the same …

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CUPE breaks off talks with the City of Vancouver

I would like to update you on the status of labour negotiations between the City of Vancouver and its three CUPE locals. I know I speak for many of you in expressing my disappointment that CUPE decided to break off negotiations late yesterday. According to our negotiating team, CUPE 15, CUPE 1004 and CUPE 391 …

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City Council Will Not Interfere in Bargaining Process

Mayor Sam Sullivan and Councillor Suzanne Anton today confirmed that City Council will not interfere in the current collective bargaining process. Earlier today, Councillor Heather Deal said City Council should be reconvened to reassess the city’s bargaining position. “What the current process needs now is more collective bargaining — not grandstanding,” said Mayor Sullivan. “Instead …

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