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