All locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the Fraser Valley (Surrey to Boston Bar) are welcome and encouraged to affiliate with Fraser Valley District Council. FVDC is chartered under CUPE National.
|LOCAL #||REPRESENTING EMPLOYEES OF||LOCATION|
|402||City of Surrey||Surrey|
|403||Township of Langley||Langley|
|458||City of Chilliwack||Chilliwack|
|561||School District #43/Coq. Libraries/Transit/Pre-school||Coquitlam|
|622||Cities of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows||Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows|
|774||City of Abbotsford/Ledgview Golf||Abbotsford|
|873||Ambulance Paramedics of BC||Fraser Valley|
|1267||District of Mission||Mission|
|1622||BC SPCA||Fraser Valley|
|1698||Fraser Valley Regional Libraries||Fraser Valley|
|2058||City of Langley||Langley|
|7000||Sky Train/Southern Railway||Fraser Valley|
While each affiliated local is permitted 4 voting delegates to FVDC, there is no limit to the number of guest members that can attend FVDC meetings from each local. The connections and wealth of information brought to each meeting by delegates and guests from all the affiliated locals is invaluable to any member who chooses to attend. Each local is given the opportunity to share things that are happening in their locals and ask for advice or assistance from other members in attendance.
Fraser Valley District Council hosts a number of low-cost educational opportunities for our affiliates each year in the Abbotsford Area Office. Affiliates are encouraged to request educational opportunities through FVDC. Workshops are offered to our affiliates at the reduced rate of $15 per member per workshop. This, combined with lower mileage than travelling to Vancouver etc, offers our affiliate locals a lower cost option to train their general and executive members while still receiving the caliber of education offered by CUPE National.
Guest Speakers often attend Fraser Valley District Council meetings. This gives our affiliates access to presentations they may otherwise not have an opportunity to attend. It is not unusual for elected officers from CUPE BC or representatives from CUPE National in attendance at FVDC Meetings. This gives affiliated delegates a chance to meet and network directly with officials from the provincial and national umbrellas of our union.
FVDC members participate in the action plan of CUPE National and CUPE BC. Resolutions endorsed by FVDC sometimes have an increased chance of being debated on the Convention Floor. Additionally, Committee Representatives to provincial and national committees have the power to make recommendations to the executive boards of our provincial and national union. Affiliate delegates may apply to FVDC for an endorsement to a CUPE BC Committee of their choice, exponentially increasing their chance of being selected to that committee. Finally, delegates to FVDC have historically been elected the Regional and Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents to the CUPE BC Executive Board for the Fraser Valley. Committee Reps and the RVP reports to the membership at each Fraser Valley District Council Meeting.
FVDC meetings are also a source of information on upcoming events in the labour movement. The more engaged an affiliate local choses to be with FVDC, the more enriching and rewarding their affiliation will be.