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.



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.



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

  • September General Union Meeting Please see this meeting notice for information on the up-coming September 10th General Union Meeting.
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 12:52 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. September 10, 2016 - - October 15, 2016 - - November ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 1:25 PM by CUPE 561
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Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • BlueNet Card FAQs Questions & Answers on the new Bluenet Card & Blue Rx Formulary.
    Posted Oct 22, 2013, 9:47 AM by CUPE 561
  • Tribunal Rules on Allegations of Adverse Treatment by Union Not Discriminatory conduct, Tribunal finds...Read More Here
    Posted Feb 28, 2012, 8:26 AM by Glen Gibson
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