Below is the link for the registration form for the CUPE 3523 Children’s Christmas Party.

Please fill out, scan, and email to: by November 16, 2019 as we are limited to numbers due to time restrictions (225).

Registration Form 2019


CUPE General Election Meeting  – November 16, 2019

Elections will take place at the November meeting.

President: David Tether Nominated;    Vice President:  Margaret Varga and Teri Wishlow Nominated;   Recording Secretary:  Julie Melia Nominated;    Sergeant At Arms: John O’Flaherty Nominated;    General: Ronn Dunn and Brandy Richard Nominated;    Clerical: Shelley Yost Nominated;    Custodial: Colleen Elder Nominated;    Indigenous Advocate: Simone Gauthier Nominated;    Operations: Vacant;    Student Support Services: Teri Wishlow Nominated and second position vacant;    Transportation: Duane Wheatley Nominated;    3 Year Trustee: vacant.

The meeting will run longer than usual due to elections and information on local negotiations.  Location of the meeting TBA.

Agenda is posted below.

General Meeting Agenda- Nov 16, 2019


2019-2020 CUPE General Meetings:

November 16, 2019;   January 18, 2020;   February 8, 2020;   March 7, 2020;   April 18, 2020;   May 23, 2020;   June 13, 2020

LOCAL BARGAINING DATES HAVE BEEN SET FOR OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1, 4, 5, 6.  We hope to have an agreement by both parties by November 6th.  If not, we will announce more bargaining dates.    Updated local bargaining information will be shared at the November 16th General Meeting.

2014-2019 Collective Agreement

Click on the link below to view the 2014-2019 Collective Agreement.

Collective Agreement 2014-2019 pdf

President's Message

Hi everyone,

Can you believe November is around the corner and Christmas break is less than 2 months away?

Local bargaining is ongoing.  The CUPE Bargaining Committee met with the Employer’s Bargaining Committee October 1st, 21st and 25th.  We are meeting again on October 31st, November 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th and will share information at the General Election Meeting on November 16th.  The October 25th bargaining went well and we were able to sign off approximately six (6) proposal agreements.

Our startup for the school year did not go smoothly for transportation due to all the changes in routes, riders eligibility, courtesy riders, etc.  All other departments had their usual startup issues and also growing pains as our District has increased in population by approximately 450 students.

We’ve had very good turnouts for our General Meetings – as many as 100 and the lowest was 30.  Just want to remind everyone that there are many new administrators and managers in the District.  They are new to our Collective Agreement so please, if you feel you have been given wrong information, contact your shop steward.

We’ve had many calls and emails from members asking how to contact shop stewards regarding their questions or concerns.  For your convenience, the following is a list of shop stewards and their email addresses.

Clerical/Library Assistant:  Shelley Yost –

Custodial:  Colleen Elder –

General (Student Supervisors):  Ronn Dunn –

Indigenous Advocate:  Simone Gauthier –

Operations: Ron Hoekstra –

Student Support Services:  Teri Wishlow –

Student Support Services:  Vacancy

Transportation:  Duane Wheatley –

CUPE Local 3523 strives for fairness, equality, and a harassment-free workplace.  Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels.

Thank you,

David Tether, President