Texting the Union office

CUPE Local 379 now has a dedicated ‘text’ number for our members who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The number is 778-927-2873 (778-927-CUPE).

UPDATED Information on CUPE Local 379 Elections

Important Notice for all Members regarding elections for all Executive and Shop Steward positions.

As per CUPE 379 By-laws; any member wishing to run for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Member at large or Sergeant at Arms must have someone nominate them at the April 9th meeting. If a member accepting nomination is unable to attend the Nomination or Annual General Meeting, he/she must signify their intent, in writing, to the Secretary Treasurer, who will present this intent to the Presiding Officer.

Immediately following adjournment of the general meeting, we will hold a forum for any of the, above mentioned, contested positions.  Anyone seeking one of these positions will have 3 minutes to deliver a speech and will have the opportunity to accept questions from the floor.

We will then break into departmental groups, to allow anyone wishing to run for a steward position (members do not need to declare or be nominated for steward positions until the departmental election meeting), the time to speak and respond to questions.

All departmental Shop Steward elections will take place prior to CUPE 379’s May 14th annual general meeting. Due to the volume of elections we will stagger the departmental votes beginning at 8:00 am.


Marks Work Wearhouse discount for CUPE members

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Marks discount

Voucher Marks

Access to Community & Continuing Education

CUPE Local 379 Access to Community and Continuing Education Courses


The guidelines for access by CUPE Local 379 members to Burnaby Community and Continuing Education (“BCCE”) courses are as follows:


  1. Eligible Employees: Regular full-time Burnaby CUPE Local 379 members only. A limit of two CUPE employees per class.


  1. Registration: CUPE employees will call BCCE to register. Their names will be put on a wait list. These employees will be notified one day before the start of classes if there is space for them in the courses they have selected.


  1. Course material and fees: CUPE employees must pay for any course material fees or extra instructor fees as a result of their participation. An annual fee schedule will be published.


  1. Course list: A list of courses will be made available to CUPE employees from which they can make their selection.


The guidelines for access to BCCE courses may be subject to change on an annual basis.