Members of All Units  -  If you have moved, or if you have changed your phone number or name, your employer does not advise us; you need to notify the Union Office with any changes or updates to your contact information.  Thank you.



The Coquitlam Public Library has an information webpage up and running. These are your Brothers & Sisters in CUPE Local 561!! Please take some time to check out their page and get informed on the happenings at the Library.  Use this link to take you there:

Keeping Community in CPL - Workers know how important libraries are to our communities. As we bargain a collective agreement, we continue to stand up for fairness and public services.


fseap  -  Employee and Family Assistance Program 

Confidential assistance for any personal or work-related concern.





AIL (American Income Life Insurance) is a Unionized insurance company offering all Members of Local 561 an insurance policy of $3,500 for accidental death.  For more information about AIL please go to their webpage at


C.U.P.E. 561 Serves

The C.U.P.E. 561 local serves the support staff of the follow organizations:

      • School District #43 (Coquitlam)
      • Coquitlam Public Libraries
      • First Canada ULC-Fraser Valley

Upcoming Meetings

  • December General Union Meeting Please see this notice for more information about the December 10th Union Meeting.
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 2:47 PM by CUPE 561
  • Up-Coming General Union Meetings All meetings are held at Riverside Secondary School (2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam).All meetings are Saturdays and begin at 8:30am.  Parking in the North parking lot.   December ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 2:30 PM by CUPE 561
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Recent Announcements

  • Christmas Closure The Union Office will close at 4:00pm on Friday, December 16, 2016 for Christmas vacation.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 9:00 am.
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 12:29 PM by CUPE 561
  • CUPE 561 Children's Christmas Party Registration is now closed.Local 561 is hosting a Children's Christmas Party at Port Coquitlam's Bowladrome on Sunday, December 11th from 2pm to 4pm.  [2263 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam] 
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 12:23 PM by CUPE 561
  • TELUS CUPE Member Corporate Cell Phone Plan TELUS has an offer for any CUPE Member for cell phone packages.  If you want more information on this, contact TELUS directly at the webpage or phone number listed on the attached flyer.  For FLYER click here!  Please DO NOT contact the Union Office as we are unable to answer any questions in regard to this promotion.  Thank you.
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 10:14 AM by CUPE 561
  • Changes to Pacific Blue Cross Reimbursements Pacific Blue Cross is changing the reimbursement amounts on medications.  PharmaCare is de-listing certain drugs, it is very important that you review this document to see how you will be affected by this change.
    Posted Jul 7, 2015, 2:23 PM by CUPE 561
  • Volunteers & Work of Bargaining Unit To all locations: Members need to be aware of Article 10.11   10.11 Work of the Bargaining Unit   The Union shall not have its certificate of bargaining authority reduced as a result of volunteers.   The Board further agrees that volunteers will be supernumerary to established positions in the bargaining unit and that the use of volunteers will not result in the layoff of employees. Duties of the laid off employee(s) will not be performed by volunteers at that location.   For the purposes of this Article 10.11 layoff shall mean a reduction in the work force or any reduction of hours for any employee.    If there are any volunteers at your site performing work of laid off Members ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 1:56 PM by CUPE 561
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