CUPE 1091 Budget Presentation 2018

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.

EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

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.

CUPE BC News

Time to level the playing field, Lanzinger tells Convention

VANCOUVER – With a labour-friendly government now holding the reins of power, the time is ripe to introduce changes to employment standards and other legislation that will make life better for working British Columbians, BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger told delegates at CUPE BC’s 55th annual convention on Saturday.

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

CUPE BC ready to face the future: Trevor Davies

VANCOUVER - Despite challenges over the past year—including the union’s first move to a new office since 1991, a lengthy lockout at Pacific Blue Cross followed by a successful campaign to replace the PBC board, and the growth of operating expenses due to rising costs—CUPE BC remains in good financial shape, Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies told delegates on Friday at the union’s 55th annual convention.

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

CUPE National News

National President's Report - March 2018

Sisters, Brothers and Friends:

Once again, we began our new year meeting with staff across the country. This was an opportunity to discuss the priorities established by our 2017 National Convention and our plans to implement them.

We discussed the bold and substantial programs contained in Strategic Directions and our new organizing plan, and the importance of integrating these into the work of our union. Because convention sent an ambitious agenda for our union, and we cannot get that work done without every level of our union doing their part.

CUPE 416 and PortsToronto ratify collective agreement

PortsToronto and 91 of its hourly and salaried employees have ratified a new six-year collective agreement.

A joint statement issued by PortsToronto and the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416) stated, “This new agreement will provide workers with improvements to their wages and benefits, while providing PortsToronto with a stable and predictable labour relations environment over the agreement’s lifetime.”