The next CUPE General Meeting will take place via ZOOM on February 20th. Registration will be through Employee Connect/Workshops. We will send out an email to ALL CUPE once it is posted.
If you are a new CUPE member and planning to attend the meeting, virtually, email our office with your name, position, and place of work. We will send you the necessary forms to fill out through the school mail.
The 2019-2022 Collective Agreement is now posted on our website. They are currently at the book binders and we are waiting for that process to be completed.
The Health & Safety Guidelines have been revised once again. The criteria for self isolation is different for students and staff. Students and their cohorts are asked to self isolate if exposed but staff are directed by IH to go to work because of the seating plans and work stations in schools. The information from IH is that if staff are following the safety plan there should be no need for self isolation. Please read the staff and student updated safety plan on the portal.
If anyone has Municipal Pension Plan questions, please contact Greg Snow.
Have a great rest of your week!
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.