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.
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!
2020 Support Staff Seniority List
Updated May 6, 2020
2020 Support Staff Seniority List may be viewed by opening the link below:
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.