Welcome to the CUPE 459 Website

We are the Sooke School District 62 Support Staff CUPE Local 459.   

                                              
We are the Education Assistants, Indigenous Workers and Early Childhood Educators in the classroom, Clerical, Library Workers, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Trades, Grounds, Information Technology, Crossing Guards and Student Engagement Facilitators. We provide a safe, clean and desirable place to work and learn.

CUPE Local 459 is proud to have this website up and running to support you and keep everyone informed with any changes that may arise.

This page will also connect you with contacts to the Executive and your departmental Shop Stewards as well as committee representatives.

Our workers touch every part of student life.  We make sure our children get to school safely.  We make sure they have a first-rate learning environment when they’re there.  And we support their education at every stage.

We’re facing tough times together, and that’s when we need affordable, reliable public services the most.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION…

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING           CUPE LOCAL 459

Saturday,  September 21, 2019

Meeting starts @ 9:00am

Royal Bay Secondary Learning Commons

September 2019

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RATIFICATION VOTE
CUPE LOCAL 459
 
Saturday June 15, 2019
Meeting starts @ 1:00
Royal Bay Secondary Learning Commons
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NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING
CUPE LOCAL 459
SATURDAY APRIL 27 @ 9:00 AM
Royal Bay Secondary School
coffee and light refreshments 8:45
Members will be Ratifying Bargaining Proposals for upcoming Negotiations.

General Meeting April 2019.pub


SPECIAL MEETING APRIL 13, 2019 @ ROYAL BAY SECONDARY AT 9:00 AM

NOTICE OF MOTION:  Pending ratification of the Provincial Framework Agreement do you wish to join the Provincial Standardized Benefit Plan?

To assist you in reaching an informed decision please take the time to review the Current CUPE 459 Benefits Plan and the Proposed Provincial Standardized Benefit Plan, both documents are attached for your reference. As well these documents have been posted at all CUPE sites. There will be an open discussion before the vote takes place,  if you need more information please contact your bargaining representative listed below.

 Provincial Standardized EHC Plan Improvement Summary

CUPE 459 Current Benefit Plan

https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/cupek12/

SD62 Plan Comparison


CUPE 459 BARGAINING TEAM

·         Trades – Tim Hamblin  thamblin@sd62.bc.ca

·         Clerical – Noelle Wass   nwass@sd62.bc.ca

·         Transportation  – Michael Kaehn   mkaehn@sd62.bc.ca

·         EA – Lou Leslie   bleslie@sd62.bc.ca

·         Custodial  – Paul Steel   psteel@sd62.bc.ca

·         President  Amber Leonard    aleonard@sd62.bc.ca

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CUPE LOCAL 459  

Meeting

 Saturday march 9th @ 9:00 a.m. Royal Bay

  • Discussion on the Provincial Standardized Benefit Plan – Membership Vote at a Future Meeting
  • Discussion on SD#62 Budget & Calendar – 2019/2020
  • Snowball Draw – Must be in Attendance to Win
  • General Meeting March 2019

Welcome to the newly elected Executive for 2019!!

CUPE 459 Elected Positions 2019

CUPE CONTACTS 2019

 

 

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTIONS

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. Royal Bay

If you are interested in putting your name forward for a position please contact any member of the nominating committee (department shop stew-ards). Those seeking election must be in attendance or have provided their consent in writing.

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NOVEMBER 23RD 

IT IS A MANAGEMENT DIRECTED PRO D DAY AT SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WE WILL BE MEETING AT 12PM IN THE GYM. PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED.

  • There is a Notice of Motion from last meeting (October 27th). That was a formal notice of discussion for this upcoming meeting (November 23rd).
  • TO BE VOTED ON

General Meeting November 2018

  • Provincial Framework Agreement  & Provincial Standardized Benefits Plan will also be discussed and distributed.

Tentative_Provincial_Framework_Agreement_July_12_2018

 

 

CUPE 459 Annual General Meeting will take place on December 15 , 2018. All members in good standing are eligible to put their name forward for any vacant position. All positions are a one year term unless otherwise specified. Please contact any member of the nomination committee to put your name forward or if you would like details of position responsibilities.
 
NOMINATION COMMITTEE
Wanda Falle
Mark Robinson
Cathy Peverelle
Lou Leslie
Trevor Haggard

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CHECK OUT THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL BARGAINING (PBC) UPDATES. WE HAVE ADDED THEM UNDER THE “ABOUT US” TAB ON THE HOME PAGE. Just click on the heading.

OR GO TO https://bcschools.cupe.ca/

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND BRING ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO SATURDAYS (Oct 27th )GENERAL MEETING AT ROYAL BAY 9AM

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JUNE 16TH NEXT CUPE LOCAL 459 GENERAL MEETING
ROYAL BAY  @ 9AM – Learning Commons
* Snowball Draw – MUST be in attendance to win
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SNOWBALL DRAW – MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO WIN
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Hello CUPE 459 Members,
Bargaining is coming up soon. To prepare we need your input to identify your priorities at the provincial and local bargaining tables. A survey link is available for you and we need you to complete the survey no later than Monday, April 16.
All information will be kept strictly CONFIDENTIAL and WILL NOT be shared with the employer or any other union member. All questions are optional however we encourage members to respond to all questions so that we can better understand your needs. At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to share a bargaining issue or concern that is important to you. Please note the survey must be completed on you own time, not during work time.
The survey is available both online and in paper format. Please contact me if you need a paper copy.
You will also need to input our Local number: 459 and the School District number: 62.

K-12 Bargaining Survey Flyer – Don’t Delay

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CUPE 459 BULLETIN BOARD CONTEST – Runs till April 30th, 2018 – $100 prize for the best CUPE Themed Board at any one of our SD 62 locations.

CUPE 459 Bulletin Board Contest 2018

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NEXT CUPE 459 GENERAL MEETING IS ON MARCH 10TH AT 9AM AT ROYAL BAY…

General Meeting March 2018

SNOWBALL DRAW – MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO WIN

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General Meeting January 2018

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CUPE 459 Elected Positions 2018

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December Elections Meeting 2017

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December Elections Meeting 2017

PLEASE POST ON CUPE BOARD

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTIONS

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. Royal Bay

If you are interested in putting your name forward for a position please contact any member of the nominating committee (department shop stewards). Those seeking election must be in attendance or have provided their consent in writing.

Make sure to attend the most important union meeting of the year and have your vote count. Lots of draw prizes and the $550.00 snowball draw will be drawn until there is a winner!


STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!!!

CUPE 459 General Meeting & AGM… Royal Bay 9am on December 9th, 2017

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CUPE 459 General Meeting June 3rd at Royal Bay Secondary School at 9am in the Library. See executive recommendation for discussion on meeting notice.

CUPE 459 General Meeting June 2017

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April 28th, 2017 there will be ceremonies at the flag poles of EMCS, Royal Bay and Belmont high schools at 8am   

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Pro D is on April 13th at Royal Bay. We will have a union meeting from 11:30-12:30 in the large conference room in the NLC space.

General Meeting April 2017

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The next CUPE 459 General meeting is on March 11th, 2017 at 9am at Royal Bay Secondary School. There will also be a vote on the proposed Bylaw package. See below for copies. They will also be available at the meeting.

*UPDATE – Proposed bylaws were passed at the March 11th meeting. A letter was sent to  the National CUPE office for approval. Once an approval letter is received from the National President the changes can then be put into affect and  copies will be printed, distributed and any future elections will reflect the changes.

CUPE 459 General Meeting March 2017

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Please see attached document for the 3 year LOU for Spring Break

LOU – Spring Break closure 2015-19

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We will be having a General Meeting at 9am on January 28th at Royal Bay Secondary School.

General Meeting January 2017

There is a Notice of Motion that we have proposed changes to the Locals Bylaws for review and possible adoption at the following General Meeting on March 11th, 2017.

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2017 Executive & General meeting Dates  2017 Meeting Dates – Executive & General

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Vancouver Island District Council Calendar of Events 2017      2017 VIDC Calendar

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Welcome to 2017

Newly Elected Executive List       cupe-459-elected-positions-2017


*** Here is a copy of the Spring Break Letter of Understanding 2015-2019

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heads-upJUNE 11TH – CUPE 459 WILL BE VOTING ON THE STANDARDIZED BENEFIT PLAN @ Royal bay 9am start

CUPE 459 Standardized Benefit Plan Vote 2016

THE MOTION = Standardized Benefit Vote 2016

 

 


Please bring forward suggestions for a successful Pro D in April

Pro D Committee Flyer – Request for Suggestions


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT DAY DATE CHANGE

CUPE Pro D Change Feb 2016


SPRING BREAK INFORMATION 2016

Spring Break 2016


LOCAL BYLAW INFORMATION – UPDATE

The local received confirmation of the Local bylaws from National. Two minor suggestions were made for change of wording not intent. Thank you to the Bylaw committee who helped create a more updated document. January 2016

* These are the proposed Bylaw Changes to be voted on May 30th, 2015.

** UPDATE ~ These Bylaws were voted on and were passed by the membership May 30th, 2015

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