CUPE's B. C. K-12 Presidents' Council brings together 55 locals to coordinate provincial bargaining priorities and strategy and raise the profile of the work that CUPE members perform in support of public education.
Locals are currently in bargaining for new agreements with K-12 (public school) employers, who are members of the British Columbia Public School Employers' Association.
CUPE's K-12 sector in B.C. includes 26,000 school support staff in most of the province's 60 school districts. Links to CUPE locals can be found here. Members work in every support role within the public school system from helping children arrive at school (bus drivers and crossing guards) to supporting students in the system (noon-hour supervisors, education assistants, cultural workers) through the clerical functions (such as payroll, bookkeeping, record keeping, accounting, secretarial in schools, resource centres and district offices).
The Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing 26,000 school support staff in British Columbia, has reached a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association. The Framework Agreement was unanimously endorsed by the CUPE BC K-12 Provincial Bargaining Committee. The CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council also endorsed the agreement with 90 per cent of the local presidents, representing 90 per cent of members, voting in favour.
Get all of the details, including CUPE’s bargaining updates, here.
Read the media release distributed by the BC Teachers’ Federation congratulating our members here.