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.
NEWS & EVENTS FROM CUPE 409:
November, 2019 – Memorandum of Settlement ratified
November, 2019 – CUPE 409 members are invited to a Community Meeting to provide feedback on BC’s Framework for Accessibility Legislation, taking place on Nov. 25 in Burnaby – RSVP required. Find out more here.
September, 2019 – 2019-2020 CUPE 409 calendar now available for download; events also posted to online calendars. 2019-20_CUPE409MeetingCalender_09102019
July, 2019 – CUPE BC submits priorities to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, including recommendations for K-12 Education Workers (see pages 4-5): CUPEBC_2020BudgetSubmission_0619
June, 2019 – From the New Westminster Record newspaper, June 4, 2019: ‘Life Changing’: New Westminster schools committee talk $10-a-day child care
May, 2019 – CUPE 409’s Custodian Survey Report sent to SD40’s School Trustees for consideration in District Cleanliness Review. Read more here.
May, 2019 – Marsolais criticizes BC Green’s Jonina Campbell in letter to the editor and advises “it’s not too late” to assist BC workers. Read more here.
April, 2019 – CUPE Executive Members List updated (from 2019 AGM)
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 – 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.