On behalf of the K-12 Presidents Council, I would like to welcome our new K-12 Coordinators, Jeanne Marr and Chris Losito. Both Chris and Jeanne have been coordinators with other sectors before coming to K-12.
Jeanne, a long-time activist, was a high school clerical and was also a K-12 Pension Benefits administrator. Jeanne will support reps and locals in Metro, Fraser Valley and the North.
Chris will support Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Kootenays. Chris worked as an Environmental Health Officer and was an activist, chief shop steward, and executive member with CUPE 15 for six years. Chris worked in K-12 as a national rep in the Trail office for two years. We look forward to working with Jeanne and Chris.
Thank you, Tracey!
I also want to give a big shout-out to Tracey Mathieson, who served as K-12 Coordinator for the past six years. I’m sure all members of the Council join me in thanking Tracey for her dedication, knowledge, professionalism, availability and strong work ethic. Tracey did an enormous amount of work on behalf of K-12 members and the Presidents Council both during bargaining and throughout this pandemic. We wish her all the best in her new role as Library Coordinator.
Ongoing Committee work
Ongoing work on provincial committees continues. We hope to have direct access to the PHO on the Provincial Steering Committee soon. This will help us get answers and raise concerns that have been brought to our attention by CUPE members in K-12 about changing guidelines. We’re all in this together, as we work to keep staff and students safe in B.C. schools.
In solidarity and safety,
K-12 Presidents Council President