Apr 12, 2021

K-12 Bulletin #62 – Learning from the pandemic, planning for the future

Bus drivers from across BC took part in the first of a series of virtual meetings for CUPE members in the K-12 public education system. Calling in from communities across the province, bus drivers shared their experiences on the job during the pandemic, discussed common issues in their workplaces, and looked forward with ideas on the upcoming round of K-12 bargaining.

Over two dozen CUPE members participated in the Zoom meeting. The discussion touched on a wide range of issues including bus safety – both from the perspective of COVID-19 protection measures in school buses, and continued concerns over road safety. Meeting participants also discussed issues they’d like to see addressed in the next round of provincial collective bargaining.

These Zoom calls — hosted by the CUPE K-12 Presidents Council and CUPE National staff — will continue through-out April and May. CUPE K-12 members are encouraged to take part in this an exciting opportunity to hear from others who do the same or similar work, and to share information and priorities.

How to register

Each call has a unique Zoom link which will take you to a separate Zoom registration form. You must register for each call you wish to attend.

If you happen to click on the wrong link do not complete the information, instead go back to the call listings and click on the correct link. Making your selection will take you to a simple form. When you click “Submit”, a unique Zoom link to register for the meeting you have selected will open in a new window. You will receive an email with your call information after you register. If you have any problem, please email: [email protected]

 April 13     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Clerical/Administrative

April 15     Noon – 2 pm        Custodians, Caretakers, Building Service Workers, and similar classifications
                  5:30 – 7:30 pm    (Choose one of two options.)

April 20     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
                                              working in the Okanagan and Kootenays

April 22     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
                                              working in Northern B.C.  

April 27     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
                                              working on Vancouver Island and in island communities

April 29     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Education Assistants, SSWs, CEAs, and similar classifications
                                              working in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

May 4        5:30 – 7:30 pm    Indigenous Support Workers, Youth and Family Workers, Library Support Staff and other direct student support classifications

May 6        5:30 – 7:30 pm   IT, Tech Support, Technicians, and similar classifications

May 11     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Labourers, Grounds and Maintenance

May 13     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Meal Program Staff & Supervisors, including noon hour, Crossing Guards & others

May 17     5:30 – 7:30 pm    Strong Start, ECEs, and similar classifications

May 18     5:30 – 7:30 pm        Trades

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