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 on 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:
March, 2021 – CLC delivers IWD 2021 message
December, 2020 – Solidarity and Season’s Greetings from CUPE
December, 2020 – Seasons Greetings 2020 from K-12 Presidents Council
December, 2020 – CUPE 409 successfully lobbies for Living Wage in New Westminster
October, 2020 – BC NDP release election platform
May, 2020 – CUPE support workers – watch videos here
May, 2020 – Union lobbies for return of daytime custodians in New West schools, by Julie MacLellan, published in the New Westminster Record, April 30, 2020
May, 2020 – Are BC schools clean enough to open? By Kayie Hyslop, published on The Tyee, May 1, 2020
April, 2020 – Education assistants find new ways to help students
April, 2020 – 2019-2022 Collective Agreement posted
March, 2020 – Message from Premier John Horgan
March, 2020 – CUPE 409 Members: EHP Improvements download here