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 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

2022 CUPE BC Convention Report

CUPE BC Convention
April 2022 Victoria, BC

by Liz Stockdale, Acting Secretary

We are one hundred and four thousand strong in this province and the only way we win is when we stand together.” Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE BC

My experience at Convention this time was in a lot of ways a stark contrast to the previous in-person convention I attended in 2017. Five years ago, at my first convention I remember feeling frankly disheartened, as I felt that some marginalized voices, including the voices of women in our union, were still fighting to be heard or valued. That was not the case at the 2022 convention, where I saw/heard women’s voices, indigenous voices, the voices of the most marginalized workers in our union being heard, valued and supported. I found inspiration to continue my own commitment to the membership through a real mandate to create equity, diversity and reconciliaction. Our local has some work to do. Bargaining will be a challenge, but one we can meet together. The executive will need you to be active with us, voting on proposed changes to our bylaws towards more inclusivity and generally working together as a solid membership towards breaking down barriers for full participation in our local and our workplaces.