Lower Mainland


The Lower Mainland Council represents members who work at: Abbotsford News, Abbotsford Times, Bowen Island Undercurrent, Burnaby News, Burnaby NOW, Chilliwack Progress, Coquitlam NOW, Hope Standard, Langley Times, Maple Ridge News, MetroValley Classifieds, Mission City Record, Peace Arch News, Richmond Review, Surrey Leader, Surrey NOW, Royal City Record, TriCity News, WestEnder, Xtra West

Name Position Work Place
Brad Wiffen Chair Black Press
Jessica Unger Vice-Chair Black Press
vacant Secretary


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Local News

CEP Multi-Employer Pension Plan Membership Meeting

As requested by a number of members, a meeting for all members who are in the CEP Multi-Employer Pension Plan will take place:

When: Wednesday June 27th

Place: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 …

Times Colonist bargaining update

Peculiar bargaining for CEP Local 2000 members will resume on Friday June 29th. The Newspaper Guild and Mailers will follow at a later date when their representative returns to work …

Results of referendum

A referendum ballot of the membership regarding proposed changes to the Local Constitution was held from Wednesday, May 9, 2012 to Wednesday, May 16, 2012 and the results have been …

Cowichan Newsleader Pictorial ratifies new agreement

Members from  both the mechanical and non mechanical departments at the Cowichan Newsleader Pictorial ratified a new collective agreement on December 21. It is a four-year agreement that includes a …

Remembering Doug Schop

This was in the last edition of The Bugle, Doug’s newsletter.

Schop, Douglas Fraser “Dug”
APRIL 21, 1939 – OCTOBER 26, 2011 It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the peaceful …

WorkSafe magazine

We will no longer be mailing out copies of the WorkSafe magazine due to the increasing cost of postage. The magazine is available online at WorkSafe magazine

Total Delivery Systems bargaining update

The Union and Company have now spent three weekends bargaining for a renewed collective agreement for Total Delivery Systems owner/operators, employees, TC drivers and messengers, including this past weekend of …

Total Delivery Systems bargaining update

The Union and Company bargained in Nanaimo October 15th and 16th.

We are scheduled to meet again October 29th – 30th in Nanaimo.

Your Bargaining Committee is:

Rich Storey – Victoria
Chris Donald – …

Members to vote next week on Black Press rollover

A proposal to roll over the existing Black Press Lower Mainland collective agreement will go to a membership vote next week.

The four-year rollover would see wage increases of:

  • 0% on April …

Total Delivery Services – bargaining update

The Union and Company exchanged collective agreement proposals on Friday, September 23, 2011.

Your bargaining committee met in Nanaimo the next day to review the company’s proposals and draft its response.

We …