CUPE Local 1091 represents the Clerical, Custodial, Education Assistant and Maintenance staff in the Delta School District

CUPE BC EDUCATION SECTOR CONFERENCE

You're invited to attend!
A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL – INVESTING IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
NOVEMBER 7-9, 2016 – VANCOUVER, BC
CUPE Local 1091 is looking for up to 4 members from each of our units (Clerical, EA, Maintenance & Custodial) to attend the 2016 Education Sector Conference sponsored by CUPE BC.

CUPE EQUALITY STATEMENT

Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union. As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin

CONGRATULATIONS TO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Congratulations to this year's in-district scholarship winners! These are scholarships awarded to students who attend a secondary school in Delta and whose parents or grandparents work in the Delta School District.

CUPE 1091 ELECTIONS

Congratulations to our Executive Board of CUPE Local 1091, voted in by acclimation at our June 18, 2016 membership meeting:
Patti Price - 2 year term President
Emmet Tohill - 2 years term 2nd Vice President
Alexis MacPherson - 2 year term Recording Secretary
Cyndi Smith - 3 year term Trustee

CUPE Out of District Scholarships

Does your child or grandchild live and go to school outside the Delta area, and is graduating from Grade 12 this year? Consider applying for the CUPE Out of District Scholarship.

CUPE BC News

Empowering people with disabilities


Writer Kara Stanley, her husband Simon Paradis and band mate Joe Stanton pose after their reading and musical performance with CUPE 1936 Vice-President and event organizer Sheryl Burns.
NEW WESTMINSTER—An event held on December 3 to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities inspired a large crowd of union activists with a combination of expert insights and artistic performances that emphasized empowerment and advocacy over isolation and struggle.

Nelson Municipal and Youth Centre Workers take strong strike vote

NELSON – Members of CUPE 339 have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action at both the City of Nelson and the Nelson Youth Centre if they are unable to negotiate a fair settlement in the current round of bargaining. 

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/nelson_municipal_and_youth_centre_workers_take_strong_strike_vote

VIDC Hosts Second Successful Stewards Conference

NANAIMO – More than 100 stewards from 24 CUPE locals gathered in Nanaimo last week for the second Stewards Conference hosted by the Vancouver Island District Council (VIDC).

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/vidc_hosts_second_successful_stewards_conference

Education Sector Conference wraps up

VANCOUVER – At the close of the Education Sector Conference, delegates reconvened for a final plenary session. CUPE BC Secretary Treasurer Trevor Davies said that the goal of the conference was to provide tools for members to use in their locals and in their communities, and to develop the next wave of activists. "I think we've accomplished that with this conference," said Davies.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/education_sector_conference_wraps_up

Panel discussion opens day two of Education Sector Conference

VANCOUVER – The Education Sector Conference opened on Tuesday with a panel discussion moderated by CUPE BC Secretary Treasurer Trevor Davies on the theme Current Challenges and Future Solutions

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/panel_discussion_opens_day_two_of_education_sector_conference

CUPE National News

People of Peterborough betrayed by Council vote to recommend PDI sale

Despite the fact that 90 per cent of people in Peterborough are strongly opposed to the sell-off of the city’s electricity provider, council voted to recommend the sale of PDI in a six to five vote that betrayed the voters that elected them.

Occupational Hearing Loss

Excessive noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss and occupationally related hearing loss continues to be a significant problem in Canadian workplaces. Many CUPE members work in occupations that put them at risk of exposure to excessive noise.

Peel CAS workers overwhelmingly reject “final offer” in supervised vote

Striking workers from the Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel (Peel CAS) overwhelmingly rejected the latest “final offer” from their employer due to its failure to address workload and joint job evaluation concerns that would prevent children from falling through the cracks.

CUPE’s response to Nova Scotia Auditor General’s report on licensed child care

The Nova Scotia Auditor General Report on licensed child care is telling CUPE early childhood educators (ECE) what they already know. Licensing and inspections are regulatory mechanisms that may work well for restaurants and grocery chains, but they’re a poor substitute for a public education system that should begin with early learning and care.

Also, when there’s an acute and urgent need, such as with the recent lockout of students by the McNeil Government, our children’s health and safety is shown to be more rhetoric than reality.

President of CUPE Nova Scotia calls on members to stand with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union

“On December 5, 2016, the McNeil Government will recall the Legislature for an emergency marathon session. The purpose? To strip teachers of their constitutional right to collectively bargain,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen.

“Imposing a collective agreement on our teachers is undemocratic. Bill 75 is thinly veiled union busting legislation that will not withstand legal scrutiny.”  
“CUPE Nova Scotia stands with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. Will you do the same?” asks McFadgen.

 
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