Surrey Librarians vote to join CUPE

Written by Communications chair. Posted in Labour Updates, News

SURREY – Professional Librarians at Surrey Public Library have voted to become CUPE members in a Labour Board vote held on Wednesday.

Issues important to professional librarians included organizational change that impacts services to the public and having a voice at work.

“We warmly welcome professional librarians to our union, especially since October is National Library month” said Sub-local Chair, Denise Parks. “We look forward to representing them in the same robust, effective and innovative way we’ve represented all our members for the past 35 years.”

The 48 professional librarians will join 180 members who work at the Surrey Public Library. They will be members of CUPE 402-02, the Libraries unit of CUPE 402. CUPE now represents all public library workers in the Lower Mainland.

“Public libraries are incredibly valuable to all of our communities and it makes me proud to stand up for this important public service,” said CUPE 402 President, Jeannie Kilby.

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Message to members: Member Services Coordinator

Written by Communications chair. Posted in News

After 14 years of service with CUPE Local 3338 Member Services Coordinator Jan Gunn has left her position with the Union. The Union would like to thank Jan for all her years of service, and we wish her well in her future endeavors.

Should you require assistance please continue to email the Union office as usual: or stop by and see Business Agent, John Bannister, in AQ 5132, call 778-782-4433, or email:

Other concerns may be emailed directly to CUPE Local 3338 President Fiona Lenfesty at or to Vice President Juliet De Pieri

Whilst the office of the Member Service Coordinator is vacant the local will be taking this time to assess its needs and will present those findings to the membership in the Fall as part of its Strategic Plan, Part II.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Union Office or the President.