CUPE Fraser Valley District Council

Serving members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees
in the Fraser Valley since 1963

Who We Are

Fraser Valley District Council (FVDC) 

What is the FVDC?

The FVDC was established September 24, 1963.  The Council consists of CUPE locals in the Fraser Valley who meet together to discuss the issues important to our members, their families and surrounding communities.  It consists of twenty (20) member locals and sub-locals who come from the Municipal, Library, Education, BC SPCA, Paramedic, and Social Service sectors.  Each local has a prescribed number of delegates, based on Local membership size, that attend approximately nine (9) meetings per year. 

 

How is the District Council organized?

The Council maintains a group of elected officers and delegates.  Executive positions carry with them two-year terms.  The remainder of the FVDC consists of delegates representing their respective locals.  While the executive have prescribed responsibilities, the entire body of delegates is accountable in helping make the FVDC a successful enterprise. 

 

Where does the FVDC fit within CUPE BC?

There are six District Councils in BC representing 70,000+ members.  The FVDC represents 5000+ of those members.  

 

What is the mandate of the FVDC?

1) Strengthen the union movement in the Fraser Valley through increasing the visibility of CUPE in the Valley.

2)  Delegates hold positions on CUPE BC committees.

3)  Create resolutions for conventions.

4)  Help strengthen working families and their communities.

5)  Facilitate communications between leaders within CUPE Locals in the Fraser Valley.

6)  Practice political activism.

 

Delegate Responsibilities

For the FVDC to be successful delegates need to attend meetings.  With a maximum of nine (9) meetings per year, it is important as leaders to draw together and discuss the issues important to CUPE members, their families, and respective communities. 

 

Local Reports:

You will find a reporting template for Local to draft reports on issues such as bargaining, campaigns, grievances, etc… that your local has faced in the previous weeks leading up to the meeting.

It is important that your local prepare a report two (2) weeks prior to the meeting and email it to Darlene Smith (Recording Secretary) so she prepare them for the meetings.  A local delegate will be requested to present that report at that meeting. 

 

Please read the Constitution and Bylaws to draw a better understanding of how the FVDC operates.