CUPE 1091 Budget Presentation 2018

February 27, 2018
To Chairperson Dixon, Superintendent Sheppard, Trustees and Staff,
Thank you for the opportunity to send in the concerns of CUPE Local 1091, your Delta School District Support Staff union, with regards to the upcoming budget process.
Every year at this time your Education Partners, including CUPE, come to you “hat in hand” asking that you stop making cuts to the lower end of the budget scale. And every year, with one or two minor exceptions, these requests go mostly ignored.


CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.


CUPE Metro Vancouver District Council celebrates 2018 International Women’s Day

SURREY – Women from the Metro Vancouver District Council hosted their annual International Women’s Day (IWD) lunch in Surrey last Thursday. The event is hosted in a different community each year and focuses on bringing activists and community members together to celebrate and honour women.

K-12 Presidents' Council gets down to work

K-12 Presidents’ Council members witness the swearing in of three-year trustee, CUPE 779 President Andrea Smith from SD #46, Sea to Sky.
BURNABY—The K-12 Presidents' Council met for two days on Thursday and Friday to deal with Council business. Members were updated on the work of the violence in the workplace taskforce. They also began preparations for the next round of provincial bargaining. The current contract expires on June 30, 2019.

CUPE National News

Women at work: still a long way to go

CUPE’s work for gender justice has a clear goal: not one step back. We push governments at all levels to apply a gender lens to budgets and update policies to recognize the impact of intersecting forms of discrimination. A review of the latest statistics about women and work reminds us that our collective work for equity and human rights is far from over. All statistics draw on the latest available information – dates vary by source and study.

Cornwall municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate

Municipal workers in Cornwall have given their union a strong strike mandate following votes held over the last two weeks. The workers, who are represented by CUPE Locals 234, 3251, 3251-01 and 5734, work for the City in “outside” jobs, “inside” jobs, at the library, and as paramedics. Their combined average strike vote was 93 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary. No strike/lockout deadline has as yet been established.