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Education (K-12)

Education (K-12)

CUPE represents more than 32,000 school support workers across the province. Our members help create a high-quality public education system that serves and cares for students, offers support for families, and benefits everyone in our communities.

CUPE members work as education assistants, clerical and support staff, custodians/caretakers, school librarians, Indigenous support workers, IT workers, Strong Start facilitators and early childhood educators, trades and maintenance workers, and bus drivers. Their work supports the success of children and families, and protect the quality of public education for all.

Education (K-12) sector news

CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC

CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC

May 20, 2022
COBBLE HILL – Arlene and Leanne are Education Assistants (EAs) in Cobble Hill, a small community in the Cowichan Valley. Together they staff the first before- and after-school program operated…
COBBLE HILL – Arlene and Leanne are Education Assistants (EAs) in Cobble Hill, a small community in the Cowichan Valley. Together they staff the first before- and after-school program operated...

Richmond school district budget must prioritize vital services for students

Richmond school district budget must prioritize vital services for students

May 18, 2022
RICHMOND– Protecting vital services students and families depend on in the Richmond School District must be the priority in tackling budget shortfalls, says the union representing Richmond public school workers….
RICHMOND– Protecting vital services students and families depend on in the Richmond School District must be the priority in tackling budget shortfalls, says the union representing Richmond public school workers....

CUPE childcare worker’s story highlights the need for universal wage enhancement

CUPE childcare worker’s story highlights the need for universal wage enhancement

May 17, 2022
https://vimeo.com/710839587 VANCOUVER – Rosanna is a childcare worker in Vancouver and a member of CUPE Local 1936. She works as part of a team providing before- and after-school care for…
VANCOUVER – Rosanna is a childcare worker in Vancouver and a member of CUPE Local 1936. She works as part of a team providing before- and after-school care for a...

CUPE 523 member a major force behind B.C.’s first Seamless Day pilot program

CUPE 523 member a major force behind B.C.’s first Seamless Day pilot program

May 11, 2022
OLIVER – Meet Alaina, one of a team of educators who developed, implemented and now staffs a pioneering new model of childcare in School District 53. She is passionate about…
OLIVER – Meet Alaina, one of a team of educators who developed, implemented and now staffs a pioneering new model of childcare in School District 53. She is passionate about...

Childcare Month 2022: an opportunity to fight for the public system kids, communities and families need

Childcare Month 2022: an opportunity to fight for the public system kids, communities and families need

May 9, 2022
May is Childcare Month and CUPE BC is celebrating the incredible contribution childcare workers make in our communities. In the coming days, CUPE members who provide high quality childcare throughout…
May is Childcare Month and CUPE BC is celebrating the incredible contribution childcare workers make in our communities. In the coming days, CUPE members who provide high quality childcare throughout...

Public Childcare Now

Public Childcare Now

May 9, 2022
Education (K-12) sector campaigns
CUPE BC Campaign
Public Childcare Now

Families lack the before- and after-school childcare they need, and the solution is B.C.’s public schools. British Columbia’s public school system has the tools to overcome the most significant barriers to creating before- and after-school care, and can deliver improved access and fewer transitions for kids. This would create a seamless system of high-quality school-aged childcare that is affordable and convenient for parents and families.

Find your local here.
CUPE BC represents more than 100,000 workers in more than 160 locals across the province. Find your local here.
Sector*
Keywords / Employers / Local Number
Education (K-12) sector locals
CUPE LOCAL 8911
Emergency Communications Professionals of BC
CUPE LOCAL 7000
Rapid Transit & Rail Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5523
Vernon Schools
CUPE LOCAL 5278
The Employees of Vancouver Island University Student's Union
CUPE LOCAL 5150
Revelstoke SD#19 Employees
CUPE LOCAL 5101
Cowichan Valley School District