CUPE 389 Office Closure

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic office doors remain closed to members and the public. We must put these practices into place in order to protect people and do our part in trying to contain the virus.

If you wish to speak with someone please call the CUPE 389 Office at 604-987-1231 or Cindy McQueen on her cell: 778-628-9537 or email: cindyjmcqueen@yahoo.com.



CUPE BC Pink Triangle – Virtual Hugs


District of North Vancouver By-Election 2021

In May 2021, District residents will elect one school trustee for the remainder of the four-year term ending in November 2022.

May 19 — Advance voting day at Municipal Hall

May 24 — Advance voting day at Municipal Hall and Windsor Secondary School

May 29 — General voting day

Cupe 389 is proud to endorse, Linda Williams for District of North Vancouver School Trustee.  Linda is a Cupe member from Local 4094, Airlines Division.  Please review Linda’s brochure: Linda Williams Rack Card


MPP News-Plan Changes



Message of Support from UBC Library

The faculty and staff of UBC Library extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the act of senseless violence at the Lynn Valley Public Library on March 27th.

Libraries serve as hubs of their communities, peaceful spaces just like Lynn Valley Public Library that stand in the service of coming together.

As we mourn and support this community in recovering from the grief following this shocking incident, the Lynn Valley Public Library branch will reopen today, March 31.  We wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for all that the North Vancouver District Public Library does to serve the North Vancouver community.

UBC Library


Message of Support from CUPE Local 2950

Our Library members at UBC and many in the library community are concerned and wanted to let your members know we are thinking of them, their families and your community.

In solidarity,

Karen Ranalletta




Message of Support from TPLWU Local 4948

Dear friends at Local 389,

The news of the tragic events at the Lynn Valley Public Library have sent shockwaves through the library community, and around Canada. Please know you are all in the hearts of the library workers here in Toronto, and we are sending our thoughts to all of your members and their families who have been and will continue to be affected by this terrible event. Please get in touch if there is anything we can do to support you and the communities you serve.

On behalf of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union – Local 4948

Brandon Haynes

President, TPLWU Local 4948


Message of Support from CUPE Local 391:

Like everyone, we were shocked and saddened to hear of the events at Lynn Valley Public Library on Saturday. We are holding your members and community in our thoughts – if there is anything we can offer as support please let us know.

IN solidarity,


on behalf of CUPE 391 Executive


Message of Support from CUPE Local 8911:

On behalf of all the members of CUPE Local 8911 – Emergency Communications Professionals of BC, our thoughts are with all of you in North Vancouver and with your members that were affected by the tragic events that transpired this past weekend. Please let me know if there is anything I or my local can do to be of assistance. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families.


In solidarity,

Donald Grant | President  (he, him, his)

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 8911

Emergency Communications Professionals of BC


Message of Support from Councillor of Port Coquitlam:

Dear CUPE 389,

As many in the lower mainland are expressing their heartfelt care and compassion for all those affected by this horrible incident that took place at the North Vancouver library yesterday, please know that  I am profoundly shocked and saddened by what unfolded. I am sincerely hoping the workers that were on shift at the time this went down will be ok.

Warm Regards


Nancy McCurrach

Councillor City of Port Coquitlam


Message of Support from CUPE Local 3120:

CUPE 3120 represents library workers in Thunder Bay, ON.  While we are thousands of kilometers away, we stand united with our union brothers and sisters in North Van after hearing the news of the violence at your library.   These sorts of violent incidents have a profound effect on the entire library community.

In Solidarity

Margaret Demillo


To CUPE 389 members:

Lynn Valley Library Complex

As many of you have already heard of the horrific incident today at the Lynn Valley Library complex .
We can confirm that our CUPE members and our colleagues in the Lynn Valley Library are safe, victim services attended immediately. The Employee Assistance provider for the Libraries, Homewood Health, was also contacted. This is very devastating for all of our members, colleagues and the community.  If any member needs assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Our thoughts prayers and concerns go out to all the victims and their families.
Cindy McQueen
President CUPE Local 389
Office: 604-987-1231
Cell:   778-628-9537


CUPE Celebrates Social Work Week in BC




Welcome North Shore Museum Workers to CUPE 389

Read Story Here




For All Members:

CUPE BC – In This Together Video

BC Restart Plan Summary May 7, 2020

                                                                     Physical Distancing Information

Income Supports for Workers COVID-19

Federal support to workers affected by COVID-19

Joint Letter from the Mayors of North and West Vancouver


For Municipal Workers

NVRCC Members – Reopening Questions & Answers

 President’s Letter COVID-19 LOU Reached

  LOU – Municipal Workers – Workforce Adjustment due to COVID19

Frequently Asked Questions – Wage Continuation LOU


For Social Services Members

Community Social Services Awareness Month Honouring our members commitment

Joint statement recognizing the role of B.C.s community social services workers

Community Social Services Awareness Month Proclamation 2021

Temporary Emergency Child Care – COVID-19 Response


School District #44 Members

Bulletin IT Tech Support Call

Bulletin ISW Call and Report

Bulletin 67 EA Calls

Bulletin 66 Reporting COVID to WorksafeBC

Bulletin 65 Paid Time for Vaccination Update

Bulletin 64 Custodians-Caretakers-Building Maintenance

Bulletin 63 Clerical & Admin

FAQs Vaccines Covid19

BCCDC School Sector Update

Bulletin 62 – Consultation & Planning Calls-Register

Updated Provincial Guidelines Q & A

K-12 Covid19 Health Safety Guidelines

Bulletin 60 Standard Credentials for EAs

Position Paper-Standard Credentials for EAs

Join the Conversation – REGISTER HERE!

Bulletin 59 – New Pandemic Restrictions Announced

Indigenous Teachings-Benefitting Students & Staff

Bulletin 58 Early Vaccines to School Support Workers

Bulletin 56 – BC’s Vaccination Plan Updated

Bulletin No. 55 COVID-19 Variants in K-12

 Bulletin 52 – K-12 COVID-19 Guidelines

Bulletin 36 K-12 Nov 10, 2020

BC Schools Bulletin #35 – Health Regions – October 28th

Bulletin 34 Joint Provincial Committee Updates

Bulletin 33 PHO Update

Bulletin 31 – Contact Tracing in K-12 Schools

Welcome Back Message from President

North Vancouver School District Back to School Plan

Ministry of Education – Federal Funding for Safe Back to School


BC Schools Bulletin #30 September 23

BC Schools Bulletin #29 September 22

BC Schools Bulletin #28 September 17

BC Schools Bulletin #26 September 11

BC Schools Bulletin #25 September 9

BC Schools Bulletin #23 September 3

BC Schools Bulletin #22 August 31

BC Schools Bulletin #21 August 26

BC’s Detailed plans Safe Return to Classroom

Ministry of Education Update August 26

(Video starts at the 5 minute mark)

BC Schools FAQ #5 Bulletin #20

Message from the President – August 19

BC’s Provincial Covid-19 Guidelines for K-12 Settings

BC’s Back to School Plan

BC Schools FAQ #4 Bulletin 19

News Release Phased In Approach CUPE BC August 12, 2020

Paul Faoro Cupe BC President CKNW Transcript 2020/08/07

K-12 FAQ #2 Bulletin – 17 – August 5, 2020

Message from President K-12 – July 30, 2020

Restarting BC Schools June 1st, 2020

Message from President K-12 – April 22, 2020

FAQ – April 17, 2020

CUPE BC K-12 Website

Guidance COVID19 K-12

Online Employee Wellness Resource

Ministry of Education – FAQ

Social Distancing for Families Infographic

Employee and Family Assistance Programme

Public Education Benefits Trust – COVID-19

Pacific Blue Cross – COVID-19

Employment Insurance Information

Federal Government Benefits Changes

COVID-19 Information

Regular Employment Insurance

Applying for EI in BC – COVID-19 Pandemic


COVID-19 Employer Updates

Please click on the links below for COVID-19 updates from our CUPE 389 Employers:

School District #44

City of North Vancouver

City of North Vancouver – Library

District of North Vancouver

District of North Vancouver – Library

North Vancouver Recreation and Cultural Center

North Shore Neighbourhood House

Northlands Golf Course

Village of Lion’s Bay



Federal support to workers affected by COVID-19

General occupational guidelines for COVID-19

Video Message from Mark Hancock

Video Message from Mark Hancock – To the Heroes

Canada Emergency Response Benefit – Q&A



CUPE BC Website

COVID-19 for CUPE members in B.C.

Bulletin #1 – COVID-19 – K-12

Joint Letter from BCPSEA, BCTF, CUPE BC

Legislative Update – March 2020

Letter from Ministry of Education and Cupe BC

Memo for Public Sector Employers

Right to Refuse Unsafe Work



Poster Pink Triangle

Thanking Our Childcare Workers



Ministry of Education – Letter to Parents, Guardians, Staff

Ministry of Children and Family Development – Childcare – COVID-19


People depend on public services; services depend on people to deliver them.

City workers touch every part of life: they fix roads, provide emergency care, test drinking water, connect us with library resources, run ice rinks, work at daycares, lead community workshops, and much more. We’re facing tough economic times, and that’s when we need affordable, reliable public services most. CUPE Local 389 members are responsible for providing these excellent services and can be seen all around the community in the North Vancouver region.

Find out what’s happening by checking the calendar of events or go to the news section for updates.

Have you seen one of our CUPE Local 389 members making a difference? We’d love to hear about it! Visit our contact page and send us an email.