October 26, 2017
K-12 Presidents’ Council accomplishes much
RICHMOND - The K-12 Presidents’ Council met last week in Richmond. CUPE BC President Paul Faoro spoke about the current political landscape in B.C. with the swearing in of Premier John Horgan and an NDP minority government. He encouraged presidents to read the 2017 Confidence and Supply Agreement between the BC Green Caucus and the BC New Democrat Caucus, a comprehensive document that talks about government goals and gives a roadmap for the next 4 years. Read more.
March 14, 2017
K-12 Presidents’ Council meets
BURNABY—The K-12 Presidents’ Council met recently, and among other agenda items, approved the Trustees’ report for 2015/16 and elected members to fill vacant executive positions. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.