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

Upcoming Meetings

  • MPP Transition Agreement Ratification Meeting & Vote The Union will hold three (3) separate meetings to accommodate all School District Members.   Attendance at these meetings is done during non-working hours, which is why there are three ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:49 PM by CUPE 561
  • January 2018 General Meeting Please see this notice regarding the January GM.
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 11:44 AM by CUPE 561
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Recent Announcements

  • Notice of Ratification Meetings MPP - Transition Agreement Highlights NOTICE OF RATIFICATION MEETINGSPresentation and VoteCUPE 561 and School District 43 (Coquitlam) recently announced that a tentative deal was reached on the transfer of active non-teaching pension plan (NTPP) members to the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP).  There is also a settlement agreement on Post Retirement Group Benefits for current retirees and those who have retired by December 31, 2017.The MPP transition agreement will be voted on in a series of meetings to be held on January 16, 25, and 27.  Meeting times and locations will be posted on this website once they have been confirmed.The Post Retirement Group Benefit agreement will come into effect if the MPP transition agreement is ratified by the necessary parties ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2018, 11:00 AM by CUPE 561
  • December News Bulletin Please see this News Bulletin for important information.
    Posted Dec 22, 2017, 9:14 AM by CUPE 561
  • NTPP & MPP Notice to Members CUPE 561 and School District 43 (Coquitlam) recently announced that a tentative deal has been reached on the transfer of active non-teaching pension plan (NTPP) employees to the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP).  There is also an agreement on Post Retirement Group Benefits for current retirees and those who have retired by December 31, 2017. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by CUPE members, the School District Board of Trustees and the Provincial Government. Further details will be released, and meeting dates will be set up in early January.  CUPE Local 561 members will have the opportunity to hear full details and vote on ratification before the end of January 2018.
    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 2:28 PM by CUPE 561
  • NEWS BULLETIN November 2017 Please see this notice for information regarding wages applied by the Economic Stability Dividend for May 2018.
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 3:30 PM by CUPE 561
  • Volunteers & Work of Bargaining Unit 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 Sep 30, 2014, 1:56 PM by CUPE 561
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