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).