Human Resources will be forwarding your new Collective Agreement sometime in the new school year. Wage increase retroactive to July 1, 2019 will be reflected in support staff pay stubs in September.
It’s near the end of summer and a new school year is on the horizon. Welcome back soon !
The District Health & Safety Committee does not support anyone driving students who are identified with ‘Challenging Behaviour’ (violence/harm to self or others) or have an Employee Safety Plan until a risk assessment is completed to determine if it is safe to drive. To read further on this and on WorkSafe’s Recommendations, please click HERE.
We are very pleased to announce our new Administrative Assistant, Sara Blaney. Our new office hours will be 10:00 – 2:00 from Monday to Friday. Welcome Sara !
If you would like to work for the District throughout the summer, there are some opportunities for Clerical, NHS / EA at Garden City and Spul’u’kwuks, an EA and a Library Tech for Continuing Ed, and a Rental Custodian, to do so. Click here to see the advert of summer employment opportunities for our members.
The fact that all 60 public school districts have joined the BC Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Educator Network is another victory in the effort to make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities, CUPE 15 President Warren Williams said at an event marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Read the full article here
Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.
CUPE National has prepared an Equality Statement which you can view here.
We work together as friends and family and we care about each other. If you are aware of any major event that has been experienced by one of your co-workers, for example a birth or death in the family, or of an injury or illness they may have suffered, please let us know by contacting the CUPE office at 604-273-1651. Depending on the event, we will send flowers or a card. You might prefer to email your Shop Steward and they will let us know. We’ll even tell you who your Shop Steward is.
We need your help. No one can be physically there at every worksite in the District so we need you to let us know of events in the lives of your friends and co-workers.
CUPE 716 has made requests at Board Meetings for an important and needed increase in funding for CUPE staff. Many issues with Non-Teaching staff in Richmond School District were addressed by CUPE Executive in their most recent address to the Board. Please read. Reported in the Richmond News:
Request for more funding for Support Staff
If you belong to the union you are part of the working history and heritage of BC and Canada. You can be proud of that fact. Why don’t you investigate further? Why don’t you find out what work has been done to set the stage for our comfortable lives? It just takes a minute of your time. For some beautifully presented, enlightening information, visit the BC Labour Heritage Centre here.