CUPE K-12: Caring for BC students and public schools



May 16, 2016

K-12 provincial job evaluation program takes next step

BURNABY – The Provincial Joint Job Evaluation Committee has signed off on job evaluation terms of reference, taking the next step towards implementing the job evaluation program negotiated under the Provincial Framework Agreement.  Read more.

July 3, 2015

CUPE 411 builds on community relationships at car show

CHILLIWACK – Despite the heat wave, CUPE 411 had lots of visitors at their tent for the Chilliwack Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 28.  Read more.

June 2, 2015

BURNABY – CUPE EAs are invited to participate in a survey by Kamelia Dousti-Stee, a Masters of Education student at Vancouver Island University, who is working on her thesis.  She is studying how teachers and educational assistants see consultation and collaboration in their everyday work.  Dousti-Stee is hoping to discover what is working and what additional supports are needed to improve and cultivate the relationship of EAs and teachers. Read more.

May 19, 2015

NANAIMO –CUPE 606 President Rob Zver today called on the School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) Board to amend its budget and properly fund education support services. Despite having a surplus of $1.7 million for 2015, the Board recently passed a budget that calls for large cuts to the facilities department including layoffs for caretakers, carpenters, electricians, maintenance and grounds workers. Read more.

April 29, 2015

K-12 Presidents’ Council to gov’t: Consult with us first!

VANCOUVER —The BC Liberal government needs to start consulting with the unionized workers who provide important services for the K-12 sector before setting the policy that directly affects it, says CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council. Read more.

April 20, 2015

Collaborative effort needed to counter effects of Bill 11: Hancock

VANCOUVER – School trustees and K-12 workers share a common interest in having the best public education system possible for B.C.’s children, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock told the annual general meeting of the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA). Read more.

April 8, 2015

Survey on training for K-12 support staff now online

The Support Staff Education and Adjustment Committee (SSEAC) is sponsoring an online survey of K-12 support staff training needs and interests. Read more.

March 17, 2015

Appointments to the JE Committee - read more

September 3, 2014

CUPE BC supports Horgan’s call to fire Fassbender

CUPE BC President Mark Hancock has no doubt as to who should take the blame for the BC Teachers’ Federation’s prolonged contract dispute with the BC Liberal government.  Read more.


July 9, 2014

BCTF Strike Update (English)

BCTF Strike Update (French)

June 24, 2014

CUPE Strike Pay Chart (English)

CUPE Strike Pay Chart (French)

June 19, 2014

CUPE Strike Pay Information Sheet (English)

CUPE Strike Pay Information Sheet (French)

June 16, 2014

Presidents’ Council ratifies K-12 provincial framework agreement

VANCOUVER – The K-12 Presidents’ Council today ratified the provincial framework agreement it negotiated on behalf of education support workers with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). Read more.

June 13, 2014

K-12 Bargaining Bulletin No. 7

June 13, 2014

K-12 Bargaining Bulletin No. 6

June 12, 2014

Essential Services FAQ Sheet

What CUPE members need to know about when they must report for work during the BCTF strike/lockout.

June 9, 2014

K-12 Bargaining Bulletin No. 5

June 9, 2014

CUPE releases additional details of tentative provincial framework agreement for K–12 education support workers

BURNABY – On Saturday, June 7, 2014 the K-12 Presidents’ Council and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reached a tentative provincial framework agreement. Read more.

View the tentative provincial framework agreement between K–12 Presidents’ Council and BCPSEA

***Please note that the tentative provincial framework agreement had not yet been ratified. The K–12 Presidents’ Council will fully review, debate and vote on this agreement in the near future. Once the agreement is ratified by K-12 Presidents’ Council members, it will form the basis of local agreements between K-12 local unions and their respective school boards. CUPE members will vote on the provincial agreement as part of their package after local bargaining with their school board is concluded.***

June 8, 2014

CUPE reaches tentative provincial agreement for K–12 education support workers

BURNABY – On Saturday, June 7, 2014 the K-12 Presidents’ Council and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reached a tentative provincial framework agreement. Read more.

CUPE pledges to honour teachers’ picket lines

Teachers will begin rotating strikes on Monday, May 26 because of the unwillingness of the provincial government (and the BC Public School Employers’ Association) to offer improvements to class size, composition, and other vital learning conditions for students. Read more.

For more information and FAQs english version or french version.

For picket information english version or french version.

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New this bargaining round is the opportunity to meet CUPE’s bargaining committee online. Interviews will be posted over the coming months, so check the Bargaining Committee tab regularly. View the list of the Provincial Bargaining Committee members.

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