Annual General Meeting

CUPE 716’s Annual General Meeting was held on April 15, 2015 at Palmer Secondary School.  Ross McLuskie was elected as President.  The local bid a thankful and fond farewell to June Kaiser, our President for 10 years.  June was given multiple standing ovations and much praise and thanks for her work on our behalf.  She is an invaluable member with so much to offer, she was a wonderful President for our local, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.  We also look forward to having Ross McLuskie as our President as he brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the position.


How Are Decisions Made?

CUPE is a democratic union. Members determine what the union does, how it operates, what stands it takes on issues and what goals it sets for the future. At the local level this is done through their local, provincially through CUPE BC, and nationally through CUPE National.

At the annual convention of CUPE BC, more than 500 delegates gather to discuss and debate resolutions and policy papers.  The decisions made at convention become the union’s positions on issues and help plan action for the years ahead.

CUPE BC Annual Convention

CUPE BC held it’s Annual Convention from April 29 – May 2, 2015 in Vancouver BC. CUPE 716 had three delegates attending.   CUPE BC’s Annual Division Convention is where decisions are made about policies that will guide the Division and also where decisions are made on whether or not to amend our Constitution.  This is done through resolutions that are debated on the convention floor.

Richmond News

A recent story in the Richmond News tells us what the reaction of local MLA’s was to requests from Richmond School District Senior Staff and Trustees regarding the increasingly decreasing budget.  Rather than represent us to the Provincial Government, they have recommended we contact them ourselves.  Please click on the link below for the story: