Welcome to the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 409


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Our communities depend on quality public education services, and those services depend on people to deliver them.

Welcome to the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 409 website where you will find information about our union that provides quality representation for our members who work as support staff in the New Westminster public school system from grades K through 12.

Public school workers are a vital part of our public school system. They have a positive affect every part of a child’s experience at school: they provide important assistance to students at every level, they make sure our schools are clean and maintained, they provide vital support services for teachers and they make our public school system run smoothly and efficiently.










October, 2018 – From The Tyee, October 23, 2018 – “Custodian Cuts Add Up To Dirty Schools

October, 2018 – K-12 Presidents Council approves provincial framework agreement

OCTOBER, 2018 – ATTENTION! MEMBERS LIVING IN NEW WESTMINSTER! Important election information

October, 2018 – Message to members from CUPE 409 president Marcel Marsolais

October, 2018 – Support Staff Learning Improvement Fund document for 2018-2019 school year now available for download: SSLIFAgmt2018

September, 2018 – Local Labour Councils release endorsements for 2018 municipal election candidates: view the New Westminster & District Labour Council list here; view the Vancouver & District Labour Council list here.

September, 2018 – 2018-2019 CUPE 409 calendar now available for download; events also posted to online calendars. CUPE409_Calendar20182019.

September, 2018 – Information for General Membership Meeting taking place on Saturday, September 15th

August, 2018 – Join us for Labour Day at the PNE. Find out more here.

June, 2018 – CUPE BC news: K-12 sector reaches tentative agreement with BCPSEA

May, 2018 – Save the Dates for upcoming CUPE 409 events. Click here for more info.

March, 2018 – K-12 Presidents’ Council gets down to work (from CUPE BC).

March, 2018 – Read CUPE’s Global Justice newsletter that provides insight into the work CUPE is doing to contribute to the struggle for global justice and to build effective strategies to defend workers’ rights, human rights and the quality of public services in our communities around the globe. Read more here.

March, 2018 – Members please note: The General Membership Meeting scheduled for April 21 has been changed to April 14, 2018. View calendar posting here.

March, 2018 – CUPE 409 recommends BC FORUM – the BC Federation of Retired Union Members. Find out more here.

February, 2018 – Legislative and Budget Update – February 22, 2018

December, 2017 – Greater Victoria Art Gallery workers join CUPE 410

October, 2017 – Download and read two important documents from the recent CUPE National Convention: CUPE Strategic Directions and Collective Bargaining Policy.

September, 2017 – Supporting ORANGE SHIRT DAY on September 30, 2017 – read more here.

August, 2017 – Labour sponsored LABOUR DAY events taking place around the province.

August, 2017 – For CUPE 409 members: Executive & Committee list updated, posted on website and available for download. Click here to read.

May, 2017 – Sign up today for CUPE 409’s Annual Members’ Picnic, taking place on June 10th. Read more here.

May, 2017 – Spring 2017 issue of CUPE’s Tabletalk magazine available for download

May, 2017 – Pacific Blue Cross faces potential strike action

May, 2017 – We voted for change—now what will it look like? By Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

May, 2017 – Custodian survey: preliminary results show B.C. schools ‘in a mess’

April, 2017 – Local labour-sponsored ceremonies taking place on Friday April 28th for National Day of Mourning

April, 2017 – For CUPE 409 members: Updated Schedule A Pay Rates reflecting Economic Stability Dividend 2017 now posted

March 2017 – Global TV BC broadcasts “Vancouver Stroller Brigade pushes for affordable child care commitment”

March, 2017 – New Westminster School Trustee Michael Ewen: ‘…we’re still the ones who carry the can’, reports New Westminster Record newspaper

February, 2017 – Message from Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President, on the Children’s Representative’s report on the death of young Alex Gervais. Click here to read.

January, 2017 – CUPE mourns passing of long time activist and leader Michael Lanier