Your Site Representative is a CUPE member who has volunteered to be the contact person – or site rep – for their worksite’s staff. The site rep is there to support you and answer your general questions about our contract, benefits, vacation, or sick time. f you need to speak with the union office, your president or the chief shop steward, a shop steward or an executive member, they can help you with that, too. Keep in mind that site reps are not shop stewards and cannot represent you at any meetings with your administrators or managers.
A message from LifeWorks, our new employee assistance program (EAP) and work-life/wellbeing resource (replaces OPTUM):
As of July 13th, up to 14,000 people are reported as being displaced due to the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia’s interior.~ The province has declared a state of emergency, and has established a relief fund for impacted communities.
CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.
If you are a 10-month employee and wish to apply for EI over the summer, please download and print the attached documents.
Here is a fact sheet regarding wage loss benefits for workers aged 63 and over. While benefits may not end at age 65, Worksafe does require some proof of intent to continue working past age 65 for benefits to continue.
For details, go to Worksafe
CUPE BC will be appointing new committees for 2017-2018. Please download and read the attached document. If you are interested, please contact the office. Deadline is June 2, 2017.
PACIFIC BLUE CROSS POTENTIAL STRIKE
We wanted you to be aware that PBC and their union, CUPE Local 1816, are currently in collective bargaining negotiations and there may be the possibly of a strike. To prepare for this, please find more details by visiting Pacific Blue Cross.
CUPE BC offers Scholarships and Bursaries to CUPE Members or their children planning to enter post-secondary education.