COVID and WorkSafe

Members are reminded that, if they get sick from COVID, they should be filing a WorkSafe claim. Covid is an Industrial Disease and has been for over a year. Sick days or other compensation may come from this and the vast majority of these claims have been approved. The basic premise for adjudication thus far is it is known that there is COVID in schools and it's difficult to rule out contracting Covid from work and so, the claims have been approved on that basis.


New Location Address

#203 - 1465 Salisbury Avenue

Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 6J3

NEW PROVIDER FOR EFAP for School District 43

To access Homewood Health effective March 1st, 2022, click here:

Homewood Health homepage

Information Brochure (PDF)




CUPE BC & CUPE 5-12 Presidents Council:


CUPE BC's Website Link: bcschools.cupe.ca

Bulletin K-12: Updated Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 school settings (April 11, 2022)

Bulletin K-12: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Bulletin K-12: COVID Updates (Feb. 22) (PDF)

Bulletin K-12: Ready to bargain: first day February 8 (PDF)

Bulletin K-12: Guide to WorkSafe BC COVID claims (PDF)

Bulletin K-12: Job Evaluation Progress (PDF)

Bulletin K-12: Clarification on PHO vaccination disclosure order (PDF) January 19, 2022

Bulletin K-12: Rapid antigen tests rolling out to K-12 sector this week (PDF) January 17, 2022

Bulletin K-12: Guidelines released for January 10 return to school (PDF) January 7, 2022

Bulletin K-12: EA Workforce Survey (PDF)

Bulletin K-12: Update on asymptomatic COVID self-isolation leaves for K-12 members (PDF) December 2, 2021

Bulletin K-12: Fill out your K-12 provincial bargaining survey today! (PDF) November 30, 2021

Bulletin - K-12: Flood response impacts to K-12 education sector (PDF) November 22, 2021

Bulletin - K-12: PEBT seek members interested in serving as Trustee (PDF) November 3, 2021

Bulletin - K-12: Provincial guidelines on vaccination policies (PDF) October 23, 2021

Bulletin - K-12: K-12 workplace health and safety updates (PDF) October 22, 2021

Bulletin - K-12 Communicable Disease Guidelines for new school year (PDF) August 24, 2021

Clean and healthy schools priority for CUPE education works this fall (Link)

Bulletin - K-12 Child Care Update (PDF) June 23, 2021

Bulletin - K-12 Recover Plan (PDF) June 17, 2021

Bulletin - Doing our part to reduce stigma of COVID-19 (PDF) June 9, 2021

Bulletin - In Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples (PDF) June 3, 2021

Position Paper prepared by CUPE BC - Re: Standard Credentials for Education Assistants (PDF)