news release Fraser Valley Transit Drivers Serve 72-Hour Strike Notice; Workers seeking equal pay for equal work 2023 01 30.pdf

Please note:  November 13th, 2023 (DNIS)  is a day not in session for SD43.  10 month employees, if you signed up or are mandator to work extra minutes for the alternate calendar, this day will be paid.   Please do not use vacation allotment for this day.  If you did not sign up for the extra minutes, then you may use a vacation or personal day.  

Please note:  CUPE 561's email has changed!

Update to questions and answers in June's Shop Talk Re:  1/2 day Christmas Eve/New Years Eve

The Union has been provided emails from December 2016 from the employer.  A memorandum and agreement with the Union in December 2016 was agreed upon.  The memorandum states the districts days of work are Monday to Saturday.  If December 23rd, 24th or December 30th, 31st land on a Saturday, those days would be considered “the last working day before Christmas and New Years” as per Article 6.2 c.  If you have any questions, please contact the union office.

 Sorry for the confusion,

Jane Gibbons


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 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:

Bulletin K-12:  Ontario Solidarity Message (November 3, 2022) (PDF)

Bulletin K-12:  Job Evaluation (September 29, 2022) (PDF)

Bulletin K-12:  Bargaining Tentative Agreement (September 16, 2022) (PDF)

Bulletin K-12:  Changes to Right to Refuse Unsafe Work (September 1, 2022) (PDF)

Bulletin K-12:  BCGEU Strike - Standing in Solidarity with BCGEU (August 16, 2022) (PDF)

Bulletin K-12:  Thank you to all school support workers (June 24)(PDF) 

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

Bulletin K-12:  National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (PDF)

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)