K-12 Bulletin #31 – Contact tracing in K-12 schools

Contact tracing is a vital tool in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and communities. It helps people get diagnosed earlier and reduces the chances they’ll spread it to others. The BCCentre for Disease Control and Provincial Health Services Authority have set out the step-by-step process being used for contact tracing across the […]

K-12 Bulletin #30 – Responding to COVID-19 cases at school

It is important to take appropriate action if students or staff become sick at school. The flowchart below shows what you should do in these situations. More comprehensive guidance is also available in the Work Safe BC K-12 protocols, available online at worksafebc.com, and linked on our website at bcschools.cupe.ca. Please check our site regularly […]

Provincial election 2020 statement

CUPE BC welcomes provincial election call, urges members to elect majority BC NDP government BURNABY—The B.C. provincial election on October 24 provides British Columbians an opportunity to decide between two starkly different visions of the way forward for the province as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery, CUPE BC President […]

Municipal Pension Plan Redesign: Moving Forward Together

BURNABY – The partners of the Municipal Pension Plan have launched a consultation for a proposed plan redesign that will change how future contributions are made. It is important MPP plan members understand the proposed changes and how they may affect their pension and retirement planning. It’s also important for members to provide their feedback […]

K-12 Bulletin #28 – Updated public health guidance for K-12 schools

As we return to classrooms and adapt to our new normal, the BC Centre for Disease Control has updated its public health guidance for K-12 settings. These updates reflect lessons learned over the past few months to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and maintain a safe and healthy school environment for students, families and staff. […]

K-12 Bulletin #27 – We will miss you, Sister Kristine

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CUPE National Servicing Representative Kristine Taggart. Kristine passed away at home in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on September 10.  Kristine was living and working in Red Deer, Alberta as a CUPE National Staff Representative. Previously, she serviced the B.C. Region out of the […]

CUPE’s emergency dispatchers reborn as Local 8911

VANCOUVER— More than twenty years after being brought into the Canadian Union of Public Employees as a sub-local of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC (CUPE 873), B.C.’s 9-1-1 call-takers, emergency dispatchers and their support staff have been reborn as a brand new, standalone CUPE local. Now known as CUPE Local 8911 – Emergency Communications Professionals […]

K-12 Bulletin #26 – Welcome back!

WELCOME BACK! I hope everyone had a good week and that orientations went smoothly. If issues come up around safety or a concern with the district’s safety plan, contact your site health and safety committee representative. Site committees can bring issues to the district joint health and safety committee for further action. Please continue to […]