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Progress continues on CUPE K-12 bargaining

Progress continues on CUPE K-12 bargaining

BURNABY– In December, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing 26,000 members in B.C.’s public school system, reached a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement with the BC Public School Employers’ Association. That agreement (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012) was overwhelmingly endorsed by CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council.

As of February 17, 2012, 15 locals have ratified their agreements. In total, 37 locals have either ratified agreements or reached tentative settlements. That represents 66% of locals and 64% of the total membership.

Locals with ratified collective agreements:

Local 15 – SD 39 (Vancouver)

Local 173 – SD 74 (Gold Trail)

Local 476 – SD 47 (Powell River)

Local 523 – SD 53 (Okanagan-Similkameen), SD19 (Revelstoke), SD 67 (Okanagan-Skaha), and SD 83 (Okanagan-Shuswap)

Local 727 – SD 70 (Alberni)

Local 728 – SD 36 (Surrey)

Local 779 – SD 48 (Sea to Sky)

Local 788 – SD 64 (Gulf Islands)

Local 801 – SD 46 (Sunshine Coast)

Local 3234 – SD 87 (Stikine)

Local 3523 – SD 23 (Central Okanagan)

Local 5523 – SD 22 (Vernon)

 

Locals with tentative agreements:

Local 379 – SD 41 (Burnaby)

Local 407 – SD 39 (Vancouver)

Local 409 – SD 40 (New Westminster)

Local 440 – SD 6 (Rocky Mountain)

Local 606 – SD 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith)

Local 716 – SD 38 (Richmond)

Local 723 – SD 72 (Campbell River)

Local 748 – SD 8 (Kootenay Lake)

Local 847 – SD 58 (Nicola-Similkameen)

Local 1091 – SD 37 (Delta)

Local 1285 – SD 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

Local 2020 – SD 50 (Haida Gwaii)

Local 2098 – SD 51 (Boundary)

Local 2052 – SD 82 (Coast Mountain)

Local 2145 – SD 54 (Bulkley Valley)

Local 2450 – SD 10 (Arrow Lakes)

Local 2769 – SD 84 (Vancouver Island West)

Local 3742 – SD 57 (Prince George)

Local 4165 – SD 5 (Southeast Kootenay)

Local 4227 – SD 93 (Conseil Scolaire Francophone)

Local 4563 – SD 60 (Peace River North)

Local 4990 – SD 28 (Quesnel)

Local 4991 – SD 57 (Prince George)

Ratification votes for locals with tentative agreements will be set by each CUPE local. Members who want more information about the progress of bargaining or voting should contact their local office.

For more information of the Provincial Framework Agreement click here or go to www.bcschools.cupe.ca. Highlights of the deal include no concessions for CUPE, $7.5 million in new, ongoing funding to recognize and correct unpaid work for Education Assistants, $550,000 in new skills enhancement funding,  and a wage reopener clause in the event the public sector wage mandate changes over the life of the agreement.

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