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Dec 06, 2018

K-12 back on the big screen

BURNABY – As part of a province-wide K-12 Presidents Council campaign to build public understanding of the services CUPE members provide and their importance in public education, the union’s K-12 members will be featured on movie theatre screens throughout B.C. during this year’s winter break.

Landmark Theatres will carry the 30-second animation from December 7 to 31 and Cineplex Theatres will feature the animation from December 21 to January 4, 2019.

“We’re proud to feature our members and the important services they provide in B.C.’s public schools,” said K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “The animation is a family-friendly way to get our message out and feature CUPE members at work.”

View the animation and get more information at: bcschools.cupe.ca

Click here for the list of cinemas.

And catch these superstars on your own screen!

Meet the first CUPE K-12 finalists in the Premier’s Award of Excellence in Education in videos produced by the Ministry of Education. This year marks the first time that support staff were included as an Awards category.

Winner in the Outstanding Support category is Jeannine Lindsay, a CUPE 439 member who works as an Indigenous Support Worker at Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay.

Other support staff finalists were Richard Morgan, a CUPE 523 member and Custodian at Penticton Secondary School (Pen-High) and Jackie Grypink, an Educational Assistant and CUPE 5523 member at Hillview Elementary School in Vernon.

Find a more in-depth interview with these superstars on the bcschools.cupe.ca website.

Over the coming months, the K-12 Presidents Council will be rolling out Phase 2 of its cost share campaign, which will create public awareness and address workload and violence/safety issues.

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