K-12 2019 Bargaining Survey

Please read the attached information for the 2019 Bargaining Survey.

2019 Bargaining Survey

The survey is available to fill out online until April 16th.   If you’re having difficulty filling out the survey, please ask one of your fellow co-workers.  We would prefer that you fill out the survey online; however, the office does has a few paper copies.

Please note that your Local number is 3523 and the District is 23.

The online link to the bargaining survey is now live! Members can find it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8LL5PF

If any members wish to have a French version, please contact Brother Michael Reed at mreed@cupe.ca and he will provide you with that link as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your assistance and participation.

Spring 2018 CUPE Retirement Planning Workshop

UPDATE Wednesday, March 7th:

We are currently full for the May 31st-June 2nd Retirement Planning Workshop; however, we are taking names to add to our wait list for the tentative fall workshop.  Please note that you are welcome to register for retirement planning workshops providing you have your supervisor’s permission and you have not attended a workshop in the past 5 years.


We have just received confirmation from CUPE BC that the next CUPE Retirement Planning Workshop here in Kelowna (HRES) will be held from Thursday, May 31st – Saturday June 2nd.  There are still a few spots left.  If you are within 5 years of retirement, have permission from your supervisor to attend, and wish to take the workshop, please email our office at:  office@cupe3523.ca.

If you working in a posted position (permanent or temporary), CUPE will cover your wages for Thursday and Friday only (unless Saturdays are one of your posted days of work).  If you working as a casual (on the relief list), CUPE does not cover your wages but you are invited to attend.


Notice of Motion – February 10th General Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held February 10th.  As there was no quorum at the January 20th General Meeting, the following Notice of Motion stands for the February meeting:

Notice of Motion to Elect Negotiating Committee

A Notice of Motion must be brought to the membership the month prior to voting on said motion.  This motion will be brought to the floor but will not be discussed at the February meeting.  It will be discussed and voted on at the March 10th General Meeting.

General Work-Related Concerns

If you have questions about general work-related concerns, please talk with your CUPE Supervisor or the Union (Shop Stewards).

Issues disclosed to management, which they feel may be potentially serious, must be acted on in a timely manner, which is supported by our Collective Agreement, Labour Laws, and School District 23 Policies.

Please note, though, you must contact your immediate Management Supervisor if you have any issues related to safety or emergencies.

Your union is here to support you and give you guidance.