We have recently had a Trustee leave School District 43 and one resign. We are in need of 2 more Trustees.

1 year term (April 2022) and a 2 year term (April 2023).

If you are interested, please contact the Union office.

Training will be provided.

Welcome to the new CUPE Local 561 Logo!

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


Shop Steward Lists 2021-2022

If you have a work related question, please contact your shop steward first.

Legislation Bulletin below Re: Minimum wage Increased, Paid Sick Leave for Non-Workers Introduced, New Skilled Trades Certification System, Federal National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Statutory Holiday Created (September 30), Accessibility Legislation for a More Inclusive Province, and New Childcare Legislation & Regulations

Work Health Life - A great health and wellness site with many COVID related resources for School District 43 Employees:

Work Health Life

Search organization: School District #43 (COQUITLAM)


CUPE BC & CUPE K-12 Presidents Council:

CUPE BC's Webpage link: https://bcschools.cupe.ca/

Message from BCFED regarding the compulsory trades certification in BC

Bulletin - Wrapping up the school year (PDF) June 28, 2021

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

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

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

Bulletin - Custodians, caretakers, building services workers call wraps up series of K-12 support staff discussions (PDF) June 7, 2021

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

Bulletin - BC Vaccine availability and launches restart plan (PDF) May 27, 2021

Bulletin - Trades members have a frank and open discussion (PDF) May 26, 2021

Bulletin - Strong Start and ECE's share their challenges (PDF) May 20, 2021

Bulletin - Labourers, grounds and maintenance have their say - Call (PDF) May 18, 2021

Bulletin - IT Tech Support Call May 11 Share Experiences

Bulletin - Indigenous support workers, youth and family workers, library assistants share powerful experiences (PDF) May 6, 2021

Bulletin #67 EA's Across the Province share concerns and experiences (PDF) May 3, 2021

Bulletin #66 Reporting COVID-19 (PDF) April 30, 2021

Bulletin #65 Vaccination Update, (PDF) April 19, 2021

Bulletin #62 - REMINDER: Register for Consultation and Planning Calls, (PDF) April 12, 2021

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

Bulletin #60 - Standardized EA Credentials, (PDF) March 31, 2021

Addendum to Bulletin #59, (PDF) March 31, 2021

Bulletin #59 - New Pandemic Restrictions Announced, March 30, 2021

Bulletin #58 - School Support Workers Access to Vaccines - K-12, (PDF) March 19, 2021

CUPE & CUPE K-12 Council COVID-19 UPDATES (PDF)

February 23, 2021 Bulletin #55 COVID-19 variants in K-12 (PDF)

WorkSafeBC document on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work (PDF)


Please see the link for information from the School District:

SAFETY PROTOCOL GUIDELINES - Vulnerable Learner Support and Instruction. Please click the link below:

https://www.sd43.bc.ca/ "School District 43 Updates re: COVID-19 Pandemic Response"

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

  • Member Action

  • FAQ's