Collaborative effort needed to counter effects of Bill 11: Hancock

CUPE BC President Mark Hancock addresses delegates at the BCSTA annual general meeting.
VANCOUVER – School trustees and K-12 workers share a common interest in having the best public education system possible for B.C.’s children, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock told the annual general meeting of the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA).
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Collaborative effort needed to counter effects of Bill 11: Hancock

CUPE BC President Mark Hancock addresses delegates at the BCSTA annual general meeting.
VANCOUVER – School trustees and K-12 workers share a common interest in having the best public education system possible for B.C.’s children, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock told the annual general meeting of the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA).
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Forum to target education funding cuts in the North

BURNABY–Four CUPE locals are hosting a public education forum to discuss concerns about chronic underfunding and cuts to all levels of education.  Universities, colleges and K-12 schools have endured more than a decade of funding cuts. These cuts not only threaten education services but will also make it more difficult to attract skilled professionals to live and work in rural areas and northern cities. 
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Justice for the Missing 43!

BURNABY—CoDevelopment Canada, along with CIPO-Vancouver and Amnesty International, have organized a caravan from Mexico that will be speaking at various events and forums in Vancouver next week about the issues and  implications surrounding the murder and forced disappearance of students by Mexican state security forces last fall.
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HSPBA, HEABC ratify trust agreement for administering health and welfare benefits

BURNABY—Further to our March 30 update on the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT), we are pleased to announce that the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association (HEABC) have ratified the trust agreement that formally establishes the Trust.
The trust agreement is the legal document that establishes the terms and conditions of the Trust and outlines the authorities and responsibilities of the parties to the Trust—HSPBA and HEABC—and the authorities and responsibilities of the trustees to be appointed to the Trust.

Survey on training for K-12 support staff now online

The Support Staff Education and Adjustment Committee (SSEAC) is sponsoring an online survey of K-12 support staff training needs and interests.
Please participate in the survey to let us know what kinds of training and upgrading options would be useful to you.
CUPE K-12 members can fill in the survey by going to this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZZB5H36
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Electing Tom Mulcair’s NDP the best way to save public health care—Faoro

BURNABY—With billions of dollars in funding already gone—including more than a quarter of a billion slashed from federal health care transfers to fund B.C. hospitals, long-term care facilities and community care last year—British Columbians must unite this fall to defeat the Stephen Harper Conservatives in the federal election, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro told a health care rally in front of Burnaby Hospital today.
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