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


Local K-12 bargaining shows how provincial budget cuts impact students—CUPE BC

Oct 16, 2013 10:27 AM

BURNABY—As CUPE’s K-12 Locals in BC begin concluding collective bargaining with school districts, the need for increased funding for public education from the BC Liberal government is becoming even clearer, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said today. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the BlueNET card and Blue RX

Oct 11, 2013 03:50 PM

Download answers to questions you might have about the new prescription drug formulary and the pay direct card achieved in the latest round of bargaining.

BC Government obliged to fund agreement with education workers – CUPE

Oct 7, 2013 02:47 PM

BURNABY-CUPE Locals have begun reaching settlements with BC school boards. CUPE Local 476 in Powell River and Local 1260 in Langley concluded bargaining late last week.

Presidents’ Council recommends Provincial Framework Agreement

Sep 20, 2013 03:29 PM

RICHMOND – A big step towards achieving collective agreements in BC’s 60 School Districts has been taken, with CUPE BC K-12 locals voting to recommend a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement to the province’s education workers. 

Tentative deal reached for CUPE’s public school education workers

Sep 18, 2013 11:37 PM

RICHMOND—The Canadian Union of Public Employees has reached a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). The Framework Agreement was unanimously endorsed by the CUPE BC K-12 Provincial Bargaining Sub-Committee and will be recommended to the CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council for endorsement. 

Teachers pledge to support CUPE education workers

Sep 13, 2013 01:10 PM

In a letter to all members, the BC Teachers Federation has outlined its intention to support CUPE BC education workers in the coming weeks, which means respecting their picket lines in an eventual job action. This pledge is the latest demonstration of a long-standing relationship of solidarity between the two unions, who work together to keep our public education system high quality, safe and inclusive. By standing together, we will be stronger and have a better chance of convincing government that they need to take a fair and reasonable approach to bargaining. 

Upcoming bargaining dates crucial to BC schools staying open—CUPE BC

Sep 13, 2013 11:09 AM

Government must drop concession demands or face strike

BURNABY—Bargaining dates set for next week between CUPE’s K-12 bargaining committee and the provincial government are crucial to achieving a fair and reasonable contract settlement, but if the BC Liberal government doesn’t drop its demands for contract concessions, CUPE members will have no choice but to stage a full-scale province-wide strike, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said today.

No strike date set, web campaign launched

Sep 11, 2013 03:54 PM

VANCOUVER - The evening of September 10th, CUPE BC K-12 presidents met by conference call and heard a detailed report from the provincial table. The discussions show that local leadership is solidly behind the provincial Presidents’ Council Bargaining Sub-committee. 

CUPE K-12 negotiating team “very disappointed” with latest government offer

Sep 11, 2013 11:25 AM

VANCOUVER—CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council Bargaining Sub-committee met with the employer Wednesday through Sunday, but came away from the table “very disappointed” with the latest offer. 

CUPE secures additional bargaining dates but government offers are net loss for education workers

Sep 10, 2013 10:30 AM

VANCOUVER—CUPE’s talks with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association will continue on September 16, but a lack of progress on a reasonable wage increase for education workers in BC’s K-12 system threatens to shut down the public school system.

Ongoing bargaining reaches critical stage

Sep 6, 2013 04:28 PM

VANCOUVER—Provincial-level bargaining for CUPE education members made progress this week. Presidents’ Council and the employer will continue to meet over the weekend in order to avert a strike. At this time members remain on strike alert.

CUPE 441 education workers to present to Saanich School Board

Sep 4, 2013 11:35 AM

SAANICH—The union representing education workers in District 63 will make a presentation to the Saanich School Board to press for a fundedsettlement to avert a strike in the public school system this fall.

CUPE to launch ad campaign to avert strike in public schools

Aug 25, 2013 09:00 AM

BURNABY—CUPE’s education workers will launch a radio and television advertising campaign on Monday focused on building support for the union members’ work to keep BC’s schools clean, safe, and inclusive.

CUPE education workers new TV ad

Aug 25, 2013 08:31 AM

CUPE education workers new radio ad

Aug 23, 2013 10:43 AM

Bargaining resumes on September 4

Aug 21, 2013 04:11 PM

BURNABY—Provincial-level bargaining for CUPE education members will resume on September 4. Previous talks broke off on August 9 when it became clear that the employer was not prepared for bargaining. The new dates for bargaining in early September demonstrate that the CUPE bargaining sub-committee is willing to do whatever we can to avoid a disruption in classes this fall.

Government bargaining delays threaten to disrupt classes in the fall

Aug 13, 2013 08:42 AM

BURNABY—Despite assurances that the provincial government was prepared to bargain with CUPE education workers in August, negotiations have broken off indefinitely. After meeting for two and a half days last week, it became obvious talks couldn’t go any further.

CUPE will resume K-12 bargaining in August

Aug 1, 2013 09:52 AM

VANCOUVER—CUPE is eager to get back to the bargaining table to reach a fair and reasonable settlement. Tentative dates have been scheduled for the second week in August and CUPE representatives emphasize that a fully-funded wage increase is the solution to ending the bargaining impasse.

CUPE calls on government for a fully-funded solution to K-12 bargaining

Jul 22, 2013 02:52 PM

A fully-funded wage increase is the best solution to ending the bargaining impasse between 27,000 CUPE education workers and the BC Public School Employers’ Association.

CUPE education workers’ strike mandate set

Jul 10, 2013 09:37 AM

BURNABY—After the first week of summer vacation for students, education workers across the province are resolved to make sure BC schools are clean, safe, and inclusive.  The 27,000 CUPE education workers have voted to strike in almost all of the 57 K-12 Locals, in 53 school districts.

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