Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

December 17, 2009 19:16 ET

City Council 2010 Operating Budget Vote

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) -

9:30 am Friday, Dec. 18

Vancouver City Council Chamber 3d Floor

Vancouver City Council is slated to vote tomorrow on its entire 2010 operating budget. The Vision-dominated Council already accepted in principle plans to cut upwards of 177 FTEs (full-time jobs or equivalent) and service cuts totaling $33 million from a forecast budget shortfall of $61 million. Council is now set to vote on those cuts as well as changes it claims are necessary to make up the remaining $28 million.

Presidents from the three CUPE locals representing unionized city workers will attend the Council meeting and will be available to speak with the media following the vote.

CUPE 15 president Paul Faoro 604.202.1829

CUPE 1004 president Mike Jackson 778.908.8070

CUPE 391 president Alex Youngberg 604.908.6095

Contact Information

  • CUPE National Communications Representative
    Janet Szliske
    604.454.7293
    www.CUPE.ca