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.










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 28 is the National Day of Mourning

April, 2019 – CUPE Executive Members List updated (from 2019 AGM)

November, 2018 – CUPE BC endorses Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore for BC Federation of Labour leadership

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