We are CUPE 454.

We are CUPE 454.

Welcome to our website. Take a look around and let us know what you think. We invite your feedback!

We are the union that represents over 900 workers of the City of Delta and Delta Police Board civilians.

If you have any ideas for topics or articles on the site, let us know. Send us an email cupelocal454@dccnet.com or contact an Executive or Job Steward from the links on the Contact Us section.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us.

CUPE 454 National Day of Mourning Ceremony

Join us at our National Day of Mourning ceremony to fight for safer workplaces and to recognize those who have been killed or injured on the job and those who are suffering from illness from occupational disease.

The ceremony takes place at 10:45 am on Friday, April 28 at our memorial in Rotary Park at Delta City Hall.

The National Day of Mourning offers us an opportunity to stand together with the world’s workers to remember those who have died on the job, and to reflect on

what needs to be done to prevent more deaths and injuries. On April 28th, we reaffirm our solidarity and commitment to workplace health and safety and clearly state to all that we mourn the dead and fight for the living.

We hope to see you there.

CUPE National OHS committee spearheaded day of recognition for workers killed or injured on the job. CLC recognized the day in 1984 Federal Government enacted legislation in 1991 recognizing the day officially, now it is, in over 100 countries

The Yellow Canary is the symbol of the Day of Mourning. Canaries were used by miners as a warning system to alert them to the presence of poisonous gases in the mines. Now they are used to alert us and remind all of us of the importance of safety in the workplace, and the hazards that we face there.

CUPE 561 Transit Workers Need Our Support

CUPE Local 561 – Call for Support

As many of you know, our members of CUPE 561 are on strike. These Fraser Valley transit operators have been without a contract for three years, and are paid 32% less than other transit workers in our region.

These workers are facing a tough situation. The employer, First Transit, is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Europe, and has threatened to walk away from the contract before paying our members a fair wage.

 The ultimate responsibility for these workers rests with BC Transit, a crown corporation of the BC government, but the leadership at BC Transit refuse to take any responsibility for the actions and failures of their contractor.

We need the help of all 100,000 CUPE members in British Columbia. This employer, and BC Transit, needs to understand that when they pick a fight with one of us, they pick a fight with all of us.

Please see the attached letter from Local 561 about ways you and your members can put pressure on BC Transit, and help our members win a fair deal. Our solidarity is our most powerful tool against regressive employers, and we need your help today to show that strength and solidarity to these regressive employers.

Letter to Locals from L561-April2023

CUPE 561 Rally Poster_Final

Thank you,

Karen Ranalletta, President

Trevor Davies, Secretary-Treasurer

CUPE British Columbia

#410-6222 Willingdon Avenue

Burnaby, British Columbia

V5H 0G3

P: 604.291.9119



CUPE 2023 Election Results

CUPE Local 454 – 2023 Elections

February 15 Annual General Meeting Election Results

President – Term ends 2024: Sam Abulail – By Acclamation

Secretary – 2 Yr. Term: Liz Stockdale – By Acclamation

1st Vice-President – 2 Yr. Term: Talvir Nijjer – By Acclamation

2nd Vice-President – 1 Yr. Term: Cherie Raines – By Acclamation

Exec At Large – Inside – 1 Yr. Term: Joel Morrell – By Acclamation

ELECTION: Exec At Large – Outside – 1 Yr. Term – Greg Harrison / Elected

ELECTION: Exec At Large – Diversity – 1 Yr. Term – Michelle Taylor / Elected

ELECTION: Executive  Job Steward – 1 Yr. Term – Luke Tetrault / Elected

Exec At Large Parks – 1 Yr. Term: Jaimie McIntyre – By Acclamation

Exec At Large – Parks (Outside) – 1 Yr. Term: Mike Robinson – By Acclamation

Exec At Large – Police – 1 Yr. Term: Danielle Fantillo – By Acclamation

Trustee – 3 Yr. Term 2023 to 2026: Todd Selig – By Acclamation

Labour Management Committee – 1 Yr. (Police):  Liz Stockdale – By Acclamation

Bargaining Committee – Police – 1 Yr. Term: Danielle Fantillo & Liz Stockdale – By Acclamation

Bargaining Committee – City – 1 Yr. Term: Kathleen Chan & Talvir Nijjer –  By Acclamation / Greg Harrison – Subject to Election as Executive at Large – Outside

Education Committee – 1 Yr. Term: Jaimie McIntyre & Shelley Simpson – By Acclamation

Public Relations & Community Committee – 1 Yr. Term: Gordon Klammer, Luke Tetrault, Mike Robinson, Kathleen – By Acclamation

CUPE Metro Council – 1 Yr. Term: Vacant / No candidates

New West  District Labour Council – 1 Yr. Term: Vacant / No candidates

“R-Code” Rate Increase

Hello All,

Our local 454 initiated talks with respect to the “R Code” positions with the City of Delta regarding wage improvements and I’m happy to report that we have successfully had the wages increased.

This will serve as a small victory as the local is strongly pursuing in recognizing that all of the “R Code” members be part of the collective bargaining unit and thus shall receive negotiated wage increases in the future amongst other benefits.

In Solidarity,

Sam Abulail | Acting President



2022 CUPE 454 Bargaining Survey

Is now closed. The results have been presented to the 2022 Bargaining Committee Members.

Thank you to all of you who participated!

2022 Bargaining Committees

CUPE Local 454 annually elects members to sit on two Bargaining Committees that represent the members from the two bargaining units which are the City of Delta and Delta Police Department, Civilian Members.

In February 2022 in addition to the President, Ex Officio for all committees, the following committee members were elected:

City of Delta Committee – Sam Abulail (Now Acting President), Kathleen Chan, Greg Harrison, and Talvir Nijjer

Delta Police – Danielle Fantillo and Liz Stockdale