Welcome to the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 409


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.










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 – COVID-19 school closures, exposures, isolation and quarantine, Bulletin #42

December, 2020 – CUPE 409 successfully lobbies for Living Wage in New Westminster

October, 2020 – BC NDP release election platform

July, 2020 – Help Save the PNE and 4,200 CUPE member jobs – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

May, 2020 – CUPE support workers – watch videos here

May, 2020 – Pandemic underscores necessity for K-12 daytime custodians

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 – Please visit CUPE’s BC Schools website for current information on the COVID-19 pandemic

April, 2020 – 2019-2022 Collective Agreement posted

March, 2020 – Income supports for workers during the Coronavirus pandemic

March, 2020 – Message from Premier John Horgan

March, 2020 – CUPE 409 Members: EHP Improvements download here

March, 2020 – CUPE 409 Executive and Committee Representatives list updated