Bus drivers from across BC took part in the first of a series of virtual meetings for CUPE members in the K-12 public education system. Calling in from communities across the province, bus drivers shared their experiences on the job during the pandemic, discussed common issues in their workplaces, and looked forward with ideas on the upcoming round of K-12 bargaining.
Over two dozen CUPE members participated in the Zoom meeting. The discussion touched on a wide range of issues including bus safety – both from the perspective of COVID-19 protection measures in school buses, and continued concerns over road safety. Meeting participants also discussed issues they’d like to see addressed in the next round of provincial collective bargaining.
These Zoom calls — hosted by the CUPE K-12 Presidents Council and CUPE National staff — will continue through-out April and May. CUPE K-12 members are encouraged to take part in this an exciting opportunity to hear from others who do the same or similar work, and to share information and priorities.
How to register
Each call has a unique Zoom link which will take you to a separate Zoom registration form. You must register for each call you wish to attend.
If you happen to click on the wrong link do not complete the information, instead go back to the call listings and click on the correct link. Making your selection will take you to a simple form. When you click “Submit”, a unique Zoom link to register for the meeting you have selected will open in a new window. You will receive an email with your call information after you register. If you have any problem, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13 5:30 – 7:30 pm Clerical/Administrative
April 20 5:30 – 7:30 pm Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
working in the Okanagan and Kootenays
April 22 5:30 – 7:30 pm Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
working in Northern B.C.
April 27 5:30 – 7:30 pm Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
working on Vancouver Island and in island communities
April 29 5:30 – 7:30 pm Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
working in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
May 6 5:30 – 7:30 pm IT, Tech Support, Technicians, and similar classifications
May 11 5:30 – 7:30 pm Labourers, Grounds and Maintenance
May 13 5:30 – 7:30 pm Meal Program Staff & Supervisors, including noon hour, Crossing Guards & others
May 17 5:30 – 7:30 pm Strong Start, ECEs, and similar classifications
May 18 5:30 – 7:30 pm Trades