CUPE 389

Caring for one another

As workers, we build communities

At CUPE 389, we believe that meaningful lives happen when we are connected in communities.  Too often we forget the bigger picture.  Recognizing our blessings and living a life of gratitude can make all the difference. Overcoming struggles and challenges is easier when we have families or communities. We are a community of workers – who build and maintain your community.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you.


President's Updates


We are public workers

Number of members we represent across 10 bargaining units: 3200

We Are The North Shore

We work in municipal administration; construction and maintenance; libraries; utilities; culture; social and community services; schools; recreation facilities and sport; in police stations and the city jail; enforcing bylaws; keeping the peace; looking after the less fortunate; cleaning and maintaining facilities; and much more.

City of North Vancouver

District of North Vancouver

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission

North Vancouver City Library

North Vancouver Museum and Archives

Northlands Golf Course

North Shore Neighbourhood House

North Vancouver District Public Library

School District #44 (North Vancouver)

Village of Lions Bay

The children and the flowers are my sisters and my brothers, their laughter and their loveliness could clear a cloudy day... And the song that I am singing is a prayer to non believers, come and stand beside us, we can find a better way.

Courage, friends, it’s not too late to build a better world.

~ Tommy Douglas


If something bugs you in your workplace, consider being the change

Becoming a Steward or Communicator in your workplace is a way to make positive change.  Building good relationships with the Employers built on trust and integrity builds an atmosphere of reliance and commitment to one another and the communities we serve