The Bargaining Committee has reached a new Memorandum of Agreement with the School District #38 Richmond. Due to the complications with BCTF bargaining we must hold this meeting with very little notice.

Please note location: McMATH SECONDARY SCHOOL, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond BC at 5:00 pm. Registration & sign-in will begin at 4:30 pm.

Everyone who falls under the Collective Agreement is permitted to attend and vote – not only members.

Due to the short notice, please connect with your colleagues and let them know.

Bargaining Information Meeting

The Union and the Employer have not been able to break through an impasse. The Employer is demanding concessions on a few issues, one particularly that pertains to Custodial Staff.
The Union tabled a lean comprehensive proposal for settlement yesterday, but the employer insists on no deal without the concessions.
We ask that those interested in hearing details about the Bargaining situation at this time come to an information meeting

Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11:00 am
Location TBA
View the notice HERE

Details will be provided and the bargaining committee will seek your input and answer your questions.
If you have questions about what we have achieved so far, please come to this meeting.


Summer Employment anyone?

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.

CUPE signs agreement to make K-12 schools safe and inclusive for all students

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

CUPE Equality Statement

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 Care

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.