What do you do if you have a question or issue?

What do you do? It’s really simple. First talk to your Shop Steward. Your Shop Steward is an amazing person who has volunteered to help your work sector. Do you know who your Shop Steward is? Why not? They are listed on this site under ‘about us’ and also ‘contact us’. Click on their name to send an email. And remember too, if you have a question, you can simply contact the Union office. You can also click on the link to the office to send an email to us.

Richmond SD Trustee All Candidates Meeting

Thursday October 4, 2018 is the date and 6:30 – 9:30 is the time, for the All Candidates’ Meeting with candidates who are running in the election for Richmond School District Board of Trustees. It’s being held at Burnett High School in the large gym. Address: 5011 Granville Avenue. This meeting is open to all residents and employees in the Richmond Community. Come on out and be more informed before you vote. There will be an opportunity for audience members to submit questions. Hosted by the RTA, CUPE 716, RDPA and RASA.

Delta School District Candidate

Andrea Hilder has been endorsed by CUPE 716 as a candidate running in local elections for the office of Delta School District Trustee. She has also been endorsed by the New Westminster and District Labour Council. She advocates for good relationships between stakeholder groups and believes that there should be a healthy relationship between all working groups in a school district for the ultimate benefit of the students. We agree. She has begun a Facebook page where you can contact her or comment.

Bargaining has Begun and you’re going to want to read this

Bargaining for wages, a very important point for all of us, is not done by the Executives of CUPE locals. It is done at the Provincial level. They have already been meeting and have come to a tentative agreement.
Attached is the latest Bargaining Bulletin – click here to read this !
We will provide you with additional updates and bulletins as they arrive from the President’s Council.
For updates and information about Bargaining, the website for Provincial Bargaining Bulletins is:

If you have not yet done so, please contact the union office with your personal email address. We want to be able to send notices and bulletins regarding bargaining to you confidentially. You will only receive an email when it is important. Send your personal email address to cupe716office@gmail.com.

Your Bargaining Committee remains dedicated to achieving the best possible agreement for all K-12 support staff.

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.

Your Pension

CUPE 716 members are part of the Municipal Pension Plan. To find out more information about your pension, or to download forms, visit the MPP website. You are already a member and can start an account and find out the answers to all your questions there. It’s well worth taking a little test drive around the site before you retire.

The Municipal Pension Plan offers workshops for you to learn more about your pension before you retire. They are worth attending so you can be well informed and plan for your future.