K-12: supporting the community during a pandemic

BURNABY—K-12 support staff might not be considered front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis, but in Burnaby they’re certainly doing their part to hold up the front line. “I’m proud of what our members are doing,” said CUPE 379 President Paul Simpson. “Members have been volunteering to provide much needed support to the community.” Simpson said […]

CUPE BC launches “We’re All in This Together” ad campaign

B.C.’s largest union today began an advertising campaign to reinforce the importance of continuing to follow provincial health officials’ directions to fight COVID-19 and to thank CUPE members in particular. “Like everyone, CUPE members in B.C. have been impacted by the pandemic—many are working from home, but many more also continue to deliver vital frontline […]

CUPE 716 supports Richmond school district food programs

RICHMOND—CUPE Local 716, representing K-12 support staff in School District 38, is supporting the Richmond Food Program and the district’s Feed-U-Cate-38 program that provide food to Richmond families. CUPE 716 President Ian Hillman and First Vice President Stacey Robinson presented a cheque in the amount of $547 to School Board Chair Ken Hamaguchi today at […]

K-12 Bulletin #3

Things continue to change rapidly. Our primary concern remains the health and safety of our members.  Many members have begun to be redeployed in various ways by different districts.  There are details still being worked out and districts are taking varied approaches.  We have sent a survey out to identify what districts are doing and […]

B.C.’s 9-1-1 operators: please keep our lines open during pandemic

RICHMOND—During this year’s Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week (April 5-11), B.C.’s 9-1-1 operators have a simple message for the public: please help us serve you better by keeping the lines open during the COVID-19 pandemic so that people with life-and-death emergencies of any kind can get the help they need. “Since the crisis began, we’ve seen an increase in […]