COVID-19 and K-12 school town hall

CUPE K-12 BC - Watch the May 21st virtual town hall about how more students are being safely brought into B.C. classrooms this June as part of our province’s restart plan. Moderator Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North, is joined by Minister of Education Rob Fleming; Dr. Trevor Corneil, medical lead in the office of the Provincial Health Officer; BC School Trustees Association President Stephanie Higginson; and Nigel Howard, American Sign Language (ASL) translator.

Wages past April 30

Rod Allnutt, Director of Human Resources, has just sent an email to all district staff about the continuation of wages past April 30.
For CUPE staff, this means that if you are in a continuing position or a posted Temporaryt position, you will continue to be paid as long as you are doing work as assigned by your supervisor or manager.
If you are unsure of your status, or if you have questions or concerns, please contact me directly.

In Solidarity,
Patti Price
President, CUPE 1091

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CUPE BC News

New pandemic fund recognizes critical role of frontline workers: CUPE BC

BURNABY – Today’s announcement of temporary COVID-19 pandemic pay for health and social services workers sends a strong statement from the BC NDP government about the critical role these workers play in delivering in-person, frontline care to some of B.C.’s most vulnerable people, says CUPE BC President Paul Faoro.

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

Union raises red flag on lack of lifeguards at Vancouver beaches

VANCOUVER - The union representing outdoor pool and beach lifeguards for the Vancouver Park Board is concerned over today’s announcement that nine swimming beaches will be left unattended by lifeguards. Andrew Ledger, president of CUPE 1004, says the decision by the Vancouver Park Board poses a serious safety risk.

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

CUPE National News

CUPE calls on Minister Shandro to deliver promised wages to staff at seniors’ homes

Six weeks after promising a $2/hour raise for health care aides, those workers are wondering if they will ever see the wages promised by Health Minister Tyler Shandro.

CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill says BC, Ontario and Quebec responded to COVID-19 by delivering wage increases of $4/hour or more to staff, but notes Alberta can’t get it together to give smaller amounts to fewer workers.

“This minister is incompetent,” says Gill. “Even with Ottawa providing funding for wage increases, they can’t figure out how to deliver the money.”

Paramedic Services Week

During Paramedic Services Week, we take the time to thank paramedics across Canada for their work and recognize their courage and dedication.

The commitment of paramedics deserves to be celebrated every week of every year. But it is especially important at this moment, as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paramedics put themselves at risk to serve the public every day. When most of us are running away from danger, they are running towards it. This is even truer today with COVID-19.

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  • General Membership meeting

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 9:30am
    ND Library