CUPE 409 – Archive News

December, 2019 – CUPE BC Legislative Update – December 2019

December, 2019 – Bursary recipients thank CUPE 409 members

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.

October, 2019 – Special CUPE 409 membership meetings called for Tuesday, November 5th

October, 2019 – News release: Mediation paves way for CUPE 409 to achieve K-12 agreement

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: CUPE 409 K-12 workers reach tentative agreement in New Westminster *updated June 25, 2019

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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 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

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

December, 2016 – Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart invites you to view the video: Don’t let the Liberals get away with silencing opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Click here to view.

December, 2016 – From the Globe & Mail: How do we heal trauma suffered by native communities?

October 11, 2016 – Information for members from CUPE.

October 6, 2016 – The 2016/2017 CUPE 409 Schedule of Meetings is now available for download for members. Meetings have also been posted on the website calendar. Read more here.

September 28, 2016 – Updated Schedule A Pay Rates reflecting Economic Stability Dividend 2016 now posted for members

September 15, 2016 – Information for members from SSEAC: Support Staff Learning Improvement Fund 2016-2017 School Year. Read more here.

September 5, 2016 – Rally at Vancouver’s Supreme Court to defend Public Health Care: Tuesday, September 6 from 9 am to noon.

August 23, 2016 – CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies urges support for the BC Fed’s “Know A Nurse” campaign. Read more here.

August 10, 2016 – BCNU leaders locked out staff and provoked a strike

June 2, 2016 – CUPE 409 to School Board: Reverse your decision on cuts

June 2, 2016 – Best wishes to this year’s retirees from CUPE 409

May 12, 2016 – The Province newspaper, March, 2007: “You don’t have to pay for private school to get your children ahead” writes Christy Clark. Read article here.

May 5, 2016 – CUPE member Dee Beattie announces candidacy to run in by-election for SD40 School Board in New Westminster – read the article from the New Westminster Record newspaper here.

May 3, 2016 – A reminder the next CUPE 409 Membership Meeting takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

May 3, 2016 – CUPE 409 Annual Picnic taking place on Saturday, June 11th – please let us know if you will attending by June 7th. Read more here.

May 3, 2016 – Photos from recent CUPE events including Day of Mourning and 2016 CUPE BC Convention in Victoria.

April 27, 2016 – CUPE BC to commemorate Day of Mourning in Victoria. Read details here, including when and where.

April 20, 2016 – CUPE Local 409 is pleased to announce the 2016 Bursary applications are now available. Please note the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 13, 2016. Read more and download the application forms here.

April 1, 2016 – Brother Mike Marsolais retires after 35 years of service. Read more here.

March 30, 2016 – CUPE 409 is moving – x 2! The new office location is at Royal Square Mall at the corner of Eighth Avenue and McBride Blvd. in New Westminster. The office will be in Unit 209 until May 1st 2016 and then the permanent address will be Unit 218 – 800 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, BC V3L 2B8. Phone number remains the same. Click here for a map.

February 16, 2016 – Budget 2016 more about Election 2017 than today’s working families. Read more here.

February 15, 2016 – CUPE 409 Annual General Meeting takes place Saturday, February 20, 2016, starting at 9:30 am at the NWSS Library, 835 8th Street, New Westminster, BC. Read more here.

December 10, 2015 – New West Record: “It’s going to happen. New Westminster school custodians warn understaffing will lead to accidents, spread of disease in schools.” Read the article here.

November 24, 2015 – CUPE National Convention adopts Strategic Directions for 2015-2017. Read more here.

November 17, 2015 – So-called ‘economic stability dividend’ amounts to pennies a day, says CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro. Read news release here.

November 9, 2016 – CUPE 409 President Marcel Marsolais praises the hard work of long time union activist Mary Tsoupakis. Read more here.

November 9, 2015 – CUPE National Convention deemed a success! Read about convention highlights here.

October 26, 2015 – Improvements proposed to Extended Health Care benefits package. Read more here.

September 17, 2015 – Support Staff Learning Improvement Fund Application Form now available for 2015-2016 school year. Download the SSLIF_2015-2016_Application here.

September 8, 2015 – Having fun at this year’s Labour Day picnic in Burnaby.

July 20, 2015 – CUPE warns cuts to summer clerical hours could cost New Westminster district. Read the article written by reporter Cornelia Naylor published on the New Westminster Record newspaper website on July 7, 2015.

June 29, 2015 – Arbitrator decides in favour of CUPE 409. Read more here.

June 18, 2015 – A reminder – this Saturday, June 20, is the CUPE 409 General Meeting. See calendar for details.

May 27, 2015 – The Canadian Labour Congress presents the “Time for Change” tour in New Westminster on Monday, June 8th at 6:30 pm at the Anvil Centre. Everyone welcome! Read more here.

May 22, 2015 – CUPE 409 invites all School District Staff & Family to join us at our Annual Picnic taking place on Saturday, June 13, 2015. RSVP required by June 10th. Read more here.

May 20, 2015 – CUPE K-12 Presidents’ Council to government: Consult with us first! Read more here.