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


Provincial discussions to begin in CUPE K-12 bargaining

May 30, 2011 03:34 PM

BURNABY—The first provincial discussions between CUPE’s B.C. K-12 Presidents’ Council Provincial Bargaining Committee (PBC) and the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) are scheduled for June 10.

CUPE Tabletalk Spring 2011 edition is out

May 26, 2011 08:21 AM

A joint union-employer study on reducing costs and improving benefits, language on  EI coverage for K-12 workers, and a spotlight on pensions are some of the highlights of the Spring 2011 edition of CUPE Tabletalk.

Coast Mountain schools proposes major concessions

May 20, 2011 02:15 PM

TERRACE- Bargainers for CUPE 2052 (Coast Mountain Schools) left the table this week with close to 60 pages of management proposals for concessions.

CUPE education bargainers meet – build solidarity

May 18, 2011 03:06 PM

VANCOUVER—CUPE college and university bargaining committees met this week with the chair of the CUPE K-12 Presidents’ Council to talk issues and strategy.

Edmonton school board says no to big box child care

May 12, 2011 11:15 AM

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Public School Board has taken steps to prevent the advancement of big box day care centres on school property. The decision occurred in light of a request by the publicly traded corporation Edleun, which is based in Calgary. According to the Edmonton Journal, Edleun owns 22 centres in Alberta, including three in Edmonton, and recently bought six in British Columbia. The company reports that it hopes to expand to own 10 per cent of the country's day-care spaces in the next six years. 

Stage set for CUPE K-12 bargaining

May 5, 2011 09:39 AM

Bargaining committee talks strategy and timelines

 RICHMOND - CUPE’s BC K-12 Presidents' Council Provincial Bargaining Committee (PBC) met on Wednesday, April 27 and identified steps to move bargaining forward locally and provincially.

New video: Caring for students and B.C. public schools

Apr 16, 2011 03:46 PM

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC’s K-12 committee presented a new video featuring members at work throughout the province at the CUPE BC 2011 convention.

CUPE welcomes new StrongStart members on the Island

Mar 31, 2011 09:29 AM

PORT ALBERNI—CUPE 727 representing workers in Alberni schools on Vancouver Island has welcomed StrongStart workers as new members.  

K-12 Provincial Bargaining Committee meets

Mar 11, 2011 04:15 PM

CUPE locals discuss strategy, unveil new website

RICHMOND - CUPE’s BC K-12 Presidents' Council Provincial Bargaining Committee (PBC) met on Wednesday, March 9 in Richmond.

Burnaby education forum shines a light on funding shortfalls

Mar 3, 2011 01:19 PM

The challenges and solutions facing public education were front and centre at a town hall forum in Burnaby on February 2. Burnaby MLAs Kathy Corrigan and Raj Chouhan were among the crowd of close to 75 people in attendance. 

Public Employee magazine features K-12 issues

Mar 3, 2011 01:14 PM

CUPE BC’s magazine Public Employee takes a sweeping look at the issues facing public education in B.C. in the Fall 2010 edition. Check out the feature article “Education that works. It’s time to end BC Liberal school wars.”

School trustees should advocate for better education funding - poll

Mar 3, 2011 01:12 PM

BURNABY—An Angus Reid survey shows that 75 per cent of B.C. residents believe that public education in the province is strengthened when locally elected school trustees advocate for their school districts and challenge the provincial government. 

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