Your Health & Safety Committees

Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent injury and even death on the job. We stand up for workers and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards. We all have to work together to be sure those laws are enforced.

Our Health & Safety committees are here to raise awareness about workplace hazards. They ensure that incidents, injuries, and possible hazards, are properly reported and they provide support to workers who have been injured on the job.

As a member of CUPE Local 716 you will be receiving a request in the interoffice mail to consider joining your worksite’s Health & Safety Committee. Please consider the request carefully. Each worksite should have a representative who is trained on how to ensure injuries and dangers are reported.

You will be helping yourself and your brothers and sisters in CUPE local 716.


Labour Day Event

Summer Vacay is here and CUPE 716 hopes all School District Employees will find time to relax, unwind and enjoy their holidays.

But it’s never too early to plan an outing for the last day of holidays before the next work year! Labour Day, A holiday just for us, the hard workers of the world. Like so many good things, this day is brought to you by unions.

The BC Federation of Labour is planning a great event for this coming Labour Day, September 5, 2016.  Great Band: 54 – 40. Lots of fun for families too with kids’ games and prizes. Be ready to enjoy Great Food and a Beer Garden.  It’s all happening at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. Sponsored by CUPE BC, USW and BCGEU. Come on out and have some fun on the last day before we begin another year of hard work.

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EAP Summer 2016 Solutions Newsletter

Family Services Employee Assistance Programs (FSEAP) are available to all CUPE 716 members. FSEAP or EAP are a wonderful benefit of belonging to a union. They offer Counselling sessions to people who are having difficulty in various person and work related matters, as well as other benefits.

Their Summer Newsletter is worth a read to help get you into the vacation mode. Take a break from the hectic pace of work and have some relaxation time. Please note however that once you read it, they are recommending you step away from the screen.  It’s summer. Get out and enjoy this great season.

FSEAP Summer 2016 Solutions Newsletter



CUPE Publications

CUPE likes to stay in touch with it’s members and offers all sorts of communication and help.  Please visit the page below by clicking on the link.  Have ever wondered who is ‘CUPE’ and what does CUPE do?  Hey Surprise, if you are a member of a CUPE Local, YOU are CUPE.  Check out the publications and see what the CUPE Executive and CUPE members are doing all across Canada.  Great information available to you:

CUPE Publications

And be sure to visit your very own local CUPE 716 on Facebook. ‘Like’.  How could you not like? Stories from your own District and schools, inspiring and timely. A link to our Facebook page can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this webpage.

Contracting In – Bringing Services Home

At the recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual conference in Winnipeg, CUPE sponsored a workshop titled ‘From Outsourced to In House: Save Money, Avoid Headaches”. In the workshop, the benefits of delivering municipal services in house were highlighted. In most cases, in-house services save money and are higher quality, more transparent, and more accountable.  To read the report visit the following webpage:

Back In House