February 27, 2018
To Chairperson Dixon, Superintendent Sheppard, Trustees and Staff,
Thank you for the opportunity to send in the concerns of CUPE Local 1091, your Delta School District Support Staff union, with regards to the upcoming budget process.
Every year at this time your Education Partners, including CUPE, come to you “hat in hand” asking that you stop making cuts to the lower end of the budget scale. And every year, with one or two minor exceptions, these requests go mostly ignored.
Voted in by acclamation for 2-year terms:
Patti Price, President
Jasbir Singh, 2nd Vice-President
Alexis MacPherson, Recording Secretary
Nominations will be taken for:
Trustee, 3-year term
The 2018 Clerical Dinner honoured retirees Linda Skene, Pam Penuta, Merja Pekarek and Vicky McCarvill and was held at the Sundance Banquet Hall in East Ladner.
CUPE BC offers Scholarships and Bursaries to CUPE Members or their children planning to enter post-secondary education.
Aspiring workers are people who have been overlooked by the workplace or sidelined due to episodic or persistent illness. The study focused on aspiring workers struggling to remain in the workplace and in need of accommodation to stay employed. Unemployment among people living with severe mental illness hovers between 70 and 90 per cent.
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 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.