May 13, 2021

Paul Simpson acclaimed president of K-12 Presidents Council

BURNABY—Members of the K-12 Presidents Council met on May 12 to deal with council business and update members on various issues. Members elected their executive board that will serve for three years.

Elected or acclaimed are:

President                                   Paul Simpson, CUPE 379

Vice President                         Nicole Edmondson, CUPE 3500

Secretary Treasurer                Jane Massy, CUPE 947

Recording Secretary             Vacant

Membership Officer             Warren Williams, CUPE 15

Trustee (3-year term)             Janice Evans, CUPE 801

Trustee (2-year term)             Vacant

Trustee (1-year term)             Charlene Turnbull, CUPE 523

Incoming President Paul Simpson thanked outgoing K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams for his service and hard work on behalf of K-12 members throughout B.C.

“As committees formed in the last round of bargaining advance with their mandates, I look forward to implementing their work as well as preparing for the next round of bargaining,” said Simpson.

“We recognize that this global pandemic has created difficulties for our members this past year and realize that it will continue to be a driver for how we negotiate future protection for our members."

Members were updated on integrated child care and the seamless day, preliminary survey results of the SSEC and Health and Safety surveys, and provincial Joint Job Evaluation. An additional meeting to address the remainder of the agenda will be set for June.

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