If you have a work related question please contact your Shop Steward first.  The names & numbers can be found under the 'Publications' tab.


ELECTION - The results of the recent AGM election are as follows:

President: Randy Kootte

Vice-President: Jane Gibbons

Two (2) Member-At-Large: Tom MacDonald & Stan Marshall

The Union will soon begin planning for the next round of elections for the Senior Shop Steward and two Trustee positions.  

The Senior Shop Steward will be elected from the current Shop Stewards.  

We will be requesting nominations for the two (2) Trustee positions soon - keep an eye on the 'Announcements' tab for information on nomination procedures.




The Library's Letter of Understanding is signed and can be viewed by clicking on this link; or look in the 'Publications' tab under the Library section.



The First Canada Unit's Letter of Understanding can be viewed by clicking this link


PEBT/JEIS - Please see these bulletins from the Public Education Benefits Trust:


Below is all information received from CUPE BC & CUPE K-12 Presidents Council:

August 31st Bulletin #22 FAQ #6
August 14th Bulletin #19 FAQ #4 
August 11th Bulletin #18 FAQ #3 on Health & Safety 
WorkSafeBC document on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
Public Health Guidelines:  K-12 Bulletin 4, April 24th.
BC CDC Safety Protocol - document.
CUPE BC's Webpage link:  https://bcschools.cupe.ca/


Please see the link for information from the School District:

SAFETY PROTOCOL GUIDELINES - Vulnerable Learner Support and InstructionPlease click this link to read this document.

C.U.P.E. 561 Serves

The C.U.P.E. 561 local serves the support staff of the follow organizations:

      • School District #43 (Coquitlam)
      • Coquitlam Public Libraries
      • First Canada ULC-Fraser Valley
      • Children's-House Montessori Pre-School Society

Upcoming Meetings

  • Up-Coming General Union Meetings ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.The October GM will be held via ZOOM - once arranged - information will be sent to the schools to post on the CUPE Bulletin ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2020, 10:45 AM by CUPE 561
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Recent Announcements

  • MPP (Municipal Pension Plan) REDESIGN Please read this notice regarding changes to the MPP for all Members.  MPP is changing - Make sure you read the attached notice!!! CUPE BC also wants to hear from you!
    Posted Sep 17, 2020, 9:16 AM by CUPE 561
  • CUPE K-12 Video Animation CUPE has provided the video below; have a watch!!
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 10:28 AM by CUPE 561
  • Volunteers & Work of Bargaining Unit - SD #43 To all locations: Members need to be aware of Article 10.11   10.11 Work of the Bargaining Unit   The Union shall not have its certificate of bargaining authority reduced as a result of volunteers.   The Board further agrees that volunteers will be supernumerary to established positions in the bargaining unit and that the use of volunteers will not result in the layoff of employees. Duties of the laid off employee(s) will not be performed by volunteers at that location.   For the purposes of this Article 10.11 layoff shall mean a reduction in the work force or any reduction of hours for any employee.    If there are any volunteers at your site performing work of laid off Members ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2018, 9:35 AM by CUPE 561
  • Tribunal Rules on Allegations of Adverse Treatment by Union Not Discriminatory conduct, Tribunal finds...Read More Here
    Posted Feb 28, 2012, 8:26 AM by Glen Gibson
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