The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 498 was established in 1951.  CUPE Local 498 represents approximately 350 members serving the needs of 57,000 residents in Port Coquitlam, BC.

While Local 498 is an autonomous body, it remains affiliated to CUPE BC and CUPE National.  Both organizations, CUPE BC and CUPE National, strive to help represent over 500,000 members across Canada.  CUPE 498 members consider themselves partners with both the employer and residents in helping build and maintain a vibrant community in Port Coquitlam. 

The Union’s main purpose is to represent members in the workplace and to make sure the Collective Agreements negotiated with the City are followed.  The Collective Agreement provides members with fair wages, benefits, working conditions, job security and a voice in the workplace.

If you have questions about your rights, or what programs the Union has available, you should contact a Shop Steward or a member of the Executive.  You can find a list of current Shop Stewards and Executive members on your workplace bulletin board or on this website.

Union meetings are currently being held on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:40pm online via Zoom.  At these meetings, decisions are made on how the Union is run.  You should attend these meetings!

What does your Local expect from you?  

It’s simple:

  • Support your fellow Union members
  • Attend Union meetings
  • Abide by the Constitution, the Bylaws and Collective Agreement
  • See a Shop Steward or Executive member if you have questions or concerns
  • File a grievance to defend your rights, when you need to