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

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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.

EA Unit Meeting

This year's first EA Unit Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 3:30 pm at DMEC. Topics include nominations for shop stewards and for recording secretary, Pro D Day, Identification cards, Other

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

METRO CUPE GOLF TOURNEY

2016 Ken Davidson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held September 22, 2016 at Burnaby Mountain golf course.

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

Labour Day: a time to reflect on progress for workers—and the need for action

Every year, as Labour Day draws near I have mixed feelings, probably like many of you. On the one hand, Labour Day is for many the culmination of summer, with big camping trips or barbecues planned—let’s get together and celebrate summer one last time! On the other hand, in many ways it marks the end of summer and brings on that gloomy feeling many of us had as kids as September rolls around—oh no, it’s time to go back to school.

New report highlights services coming back in-house

Back in House: Why Local Governments are Bringing Services Home, a new report from the Columbia Institute says that across Canada and around the world public services that were once outsourced are now coming back in-house. The reason for this new trend - using in-house services saves money.  

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

CRD once again approves primarily public plan for sewage treatment

VICTORIA – Decades of discussion about sewage treatment in the Capital Regional District (CRD) came to an end yesterday when the CRD Board approved a plan for new sewage treatment infrastructure to be built in the Core Area.

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

CUPE National News

National Executive Board Highlights - September 2016

Our National Executive Board met September 20-22, 2016 in Ottawa. These are the highlights of their deliberations and decisions.

In Memory

CUPE puts focus on Indigenous child care issues at national round table event

Mark Hancock, CUPE National President joined frontline child care workers, trade activists, First Nations representatives, child care providers and researchers in the child care field from across Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday to launch a two-day national child care round table. The launch of the event was marked by Aboriginal elder Karen McKinnon asking all to join hands and reflect on the importance of working together to understand what our children need.

What are the real costs of keeping Essex County Libraries closed?

All 14 libraries in Essex County, near Windsor, Ontario, have been closed since early summer, when Essex County Council pushed 58 library workers out on strike, over a phantom issue that even library management admits is not an issue.

National Secretary-Treasurer's Report - September 2016

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends:

This summer CUPE created a show of strength and community spirit as sponsors and participants in a wide range of summer time community events, Pride marches, Black Lives Matters protests and other demonstrations, fairs, and barbeques, culminating in powerful Labour Day events across the country. I am very proud that CUPE National provided funding for many of these events.

A universal Pharmacare program would cover everyone... and actually cost less

A universal public prescription drugs program would be a progressive and positive change to our current patchwork system. Universal Pharmacare would leave no Canadian behind, and, almost as importantly, would significantly reduce costs to governments, to employers and to workers. That is the conclusion of a recent in-depth analysis done by CUPE.

 
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