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PEBT Civil Litigation Bulletin - January 6, 2021

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PEBT Civil Litigation Bulletin – January 2021

MPP Redesign

CUPE BC will be hosting a series of information webinars for CUPE members on the Plan Partners BC Municipal Pension Plan Redesign changes.

Please read the information in the link below for further details.

MPP Redesign

January 23rd General Election Meeting

Elections will be held at the January 23, 2021 General Meeting via ZOOM.  Registration is through Employee Connect.

All positions, except for President, were open for nominations.  With the exception of the Operations  and Custodial Shop Steward positions, all others will be acclaimed at the January 23rd meeting.

There are 2 members running for Custodial Shop Steward:  Colleen Elder and Dean Armstrong.

There were no nominations for the Operations Shop Steward position.

At the January 23rd CUPE Meeting, we will be taking nominations for Operations Shop Steward, the 3 Year Trustee Position and all CUPE committees:  Social Justice; Political Action; N.O.L.C.; Entertainment; O.M.D.C., Media; and CUPE Education.

The January agenda is attached below:

January 23, 2021 CUPE General Meeting Agenda

Upcoming CUPE General Meetings:

February 20, April 17, May 22, June 12

Weekly President's Message

Updated January 20, 2021

Hello Everyone,

We will be holding our first ZOOM General Meeting on Saturday, January 23rd, which will include the elections.  Registration for the meeting is via Employee Connect/Workshops and will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  The list of the 2020-2021 Executive will be posted on our website following Saturday’s meeting.

We are in the final stages of completing the 2019-2022 Collective Agreement.  We are hopeful that they will be printed by the end of February.

Woo Hoo – less than 2 months to Spring Break!

Take care,

David Tether

 

 

2020 Support Staff Seniority List

Updated May 6, 2020

2020 Support Staff Seniority List may be viewed by opening the link below:

2020 Support Staff Seniority List

CEA Communication Guidelines with Students and Families during COVID-19

Please see the attached link for the Guidelines. Using personal devices is optional.  School District should have supplied technology if you are contacting students from home.

Approved Communication Guidelines for CEAs 

SIA Fund in Effect as of July 1, 2020

Attention CEAs,

The Union has received a few phone calls from CEAs who have attended staff meetings at their schools and thought they were being paid to attend the meetings because of the SIA (Service Improvement Allocation) Fund.

The SIA Fund does not take effect until July 1, 2020.  The fund will only cover 1 staff meeting per month up to one hour held outside of school hours.

For other departments, please also note that the date the SIA Fund takes effect is July 1, 2020.

Changes to MSP

UPDATED: December 11, 2019

The following MSP information is from the School District and was emailed to ALL STAFF today just to give you a heads up about the changes in MSP and the new process.  This new process will start in 90 days and SD23 will email  information to ALL STAFF closer to that date.  Until then, all changes are made through the Payroll Department at SD23.

Last Friday, all employees received an email to inform you that the District processed your last MSP premium deduction in November 2019.

To further explain, MSP premiums will be eliminated January 1, 2020, however the MSP program will continue to provide provincially insured health care benefits for eligible BC residents.  Those employees with existing MSP coverage do not need to re-apply.

The District plans to cancel their Group MSP Plan in the coming weeks but the process will take up to 90 days to complete.  As our District’s Group Plan is cancelled, the Ministry of Health and Health Insurance BC (HIBC) will automatically transfer you and any existing dependents to a self-administered MSP account.  Until you are notified, contact the District’s payroll department for any changes.

As HIBC begins this transfer in the spring, each individual will be notified and will become personally responsible for keeping their individual MSP accounts up to date.

• Update your personal information, or information for other individuals on your account (including name, date of birth, or gender);

• Add and/or remove a spouse (including Common-law) or child(ren); and/or

• Update your status in Canada (e.g.: obtain a new work permit, study permit, or confirmation of permanent residence).

More Information:

1 – Questions re: your MSP coverage, visit www.gov.bc.ca/MSP or contact HIBC (1-800-663-7100);

2 – To request an MSP Account Confirmation letter that will verify MSP enrolment status for one or more individuals on your MSP account, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/confirmMSPaccount;

3 – Any further questions, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/msp/bc-residents/msp-premium-elimination-jan-1-2020

4.  Changes on your personal MSP form are no longer made by the District.  Members log in and make their own changes.

2019-2020 CUPE Executive:

President:  David Tether – [email protected]

Vice President:  Teri Wishlow – [email protected]

Recording Secretary:  Julie Melia – [email protected]

Secretary Treasurer:  Kieran Fahy – [email protected]

Shop Stewards:

Sergeant-At-Arms:  John O’Flaherty – [email protected]

General:  Ronn Dunn – [email protected]

Clerical:  Shelley Yost – [email protected]

Custodial:  Colleen Elder – [email protected]

Indigenous Advocate:  Simone Gauthier – [email protected]

Operations:  Ron Hoekstra – [email protected]

Student Support Services:  Denise Mott – [email protected]

Student Support Services:  Michelle Price – [email protected]

Transportation:  Duane Wheatley – [email protected]

2014-2019 Collective Agreement

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

Collective Agreement 2014-2019 pdf