Pacific Blue Cross Premiums Holiday Ends

Last year, due to a benefits surplus, Members enrolled in the City’s group extended health care and dental plans received a premiums holiday from Pacific Blue Cross. That benefit surplus has now been exhausted.

Effective October 1, 2018 the benefit premium cost-sharing will resume and this will be reflected on your October 4, 2018 pay advices.

There will be no changes to the benefits coverage as a result of the premium holiday ending.

If you have any questions please call the Union Office at 604-278-3718 or Human Resources at 604-276-4248.

Winning Candidates from the June 2018 Election

A total of 385 members voted in the 2018 June Election.


  • Dustin Innes (Vice President)
  • Paul (Sammy) Morizawa (Trustee)
  • Howard Palliser (Trustee)


  • Raman Johal (Recording Secretary).

CUPE 718 like to thank Marianne Thomas and Rosalina Culzoni for putting their names forward for President and Recording Secretary.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!