Please read a letter from CUPE BC President Paul Faoro to BC Premier Christy Clark, urging the government to ratify the CPP expansion.
Update – July 13, 2016
The deadline for Contacts cleanup has once again been extended, this time until January 2017.
The MyEd team will be working on this in August after year end rollover has been completed in MyEd. Contact data will then be assessed prior to scheduling schools in need of support.
The Contacts cleanup has proven to be so labour intensive and time consuming for Clerical staff that it will be impossible for most schools to complete before the end of June. This problem is occurring in school districts throughout the province.
For this reason, the deadline for cleanup has been extended into September. It has been decided that SD 23 will specifically train a team of Relief Clerical employees in Contacts cleanup and have them go school to school in September, working exclusively on the cleanup. School Clerical staff will thus be readily available to answer the myriad of questions that will arise concerning students’ family connections, and allow the cleanup to be completed in a timely manner.
If any member uses their personal vehicle to transport students during their work day, they should have business coverage on their vehicle insurance. This coverage will ensure that you are protected in the case of an accident.
Please note that the paper version of the latest newsletter has the incorrect date on the last page for the General Meeting and Welcome Back BBQ. It should read September 17, 2016 not September 11, 2016.
Several questions about extended health benefits were brought forward at March’s General Meeting.
Once a member retires, school district benefits cease. Retirees can join an extended health benefits plan offered by the Municipal Pension Plan upon retirement. Payment for benefits is deducted from the retiree’s monthly pension amount. Information is available about retirement benefits on the MPP website.
Several members have made requests to HR to have their jobs evaluated. They have been provided with forms to fill out and submit to the JE Committee. Quite a few of the requests have never been forwarded to the committee. If you have requested an evaluation and have received forms, please complete them and forward to the committee as soon as possible so that your job can be looked at.
All Noon Hour Supervisors who are in posted positions (not casual or relief NHS) are eligible to work their hour on non-instructional days (NIDs).
Supervisors should speak to their Principal to indicate either their intent to work the hour, or take the day off without pay. The Principal will then assign work that is normally done by members of our CUPE bargaining unit.