We are the Sooke School District 62 Support Staff CUPE Local 459.
We are the Education Assistants, Indigenous Workers, Strong Start and Early Childhood Educators in the classroom, Clerical, Payroll & Finance, Library Technicians, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Trades, Grounds, Information Technology, Crossing Guards, Communication 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…
- October Nomination General Meeting 2020 – NOTICE
- ZOOM LOG ON INFORMATION TO MEMBERS – OCTOBER 2020
- FINAL 459 – Nomination form
ARTICLE 6 – NOMINATION, ELECTION, INSTALLATION AND TERMS OF OFFICERS
1. Nominations will be received at the regular membership meeting held in the month of October.
2. Nominations will be accepted from members in attendance at the nomination meeting or from those members who have allowed their name to be filled in writing at the meeting, witnessed by another member.
3. To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must have been accepted into membership and continue to be a member in good standing.
(Articles B.8.1., B.8.2. and B.8.3 CUPE National 2015 Constitution)
4. A member may accept nomination for a position while holding office in any position. If successful in the election, their resignation from their current position will take effect at that time.
5. No member will be eligible for nomination if they are in arrears of dues and/or assessments.
NEWLY UPDATED 2019 NATIONAL CONSTITUTION:
CUPE 459 BYLAWS
- Memo Regarding Accommodations – Sept 2020 – COVID
- LOU #16 – Article 16.01 (b) CUPE Postings COVID Pandemic. Signed
SD62 Back to School Plan can be found here at the link below:
Government of B.C. Return to School Information:
LINKS TO RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT
We have extended the CUPE 459 Bursary Application deadline to April 29th and will now also accept electronic applications. An updated application for is attached. Paper applications can be dropped off or mailed to C.U.P.E. Local 459 Treasurer C/O School District #62 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, B.C. V9B 5R1 electronic applications can be emailed to email@example.com
On behalf of the CUPE 459 Executive we would like to thank you for all your efforts and
care over the last couple of weeks.
We are excited that the Premier is allowing the Easter Bunny to travel this weekend 🐰
Please take some time to recharge this weekend and enjoy the opportunities to be with family.
🌞🐇Happy Easter to you and your families 🐣🌞
As we adjust to the new normal please feel free to connect with us. We are working with the Employer to address all of the concerns that have come forward.
💻💌 If you have any questions for the Executive please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to 2020 – Congratulations to the 2020 Elected Executive!!
ATTENTION CUPE 459 MEMBERS:
On behalf of your CUPE 459 Executive and Bargaining Team we wanted to inform you that on Friday November 22nd at our Pro D General Meeting, we successfully ratified a new collective agreement with 79% in favor of the new deal.
Thank you so very much to the Bargaining Team for their dedication and care into bargaining many improvements for all our members.
Thank you to all of those who came out to our meeting and participated in union democracy. We are here with you and for you!!
President CUPE 459
ATTENTION CUPE 459 Members
Our Local’s Bargaining Committee met with the Employer on November 7th & 8th.
We are pleased to announce that we have come to a tentative agreement pending ratification. There will be more information provided at our November 22nd Pro D day General meeting at lunch where we will be having a Ratification vote.
ATTENTION CUPE 459 MEMBERS
Here are the minutes from Saturday October 26th, 2019 General meeting.
There is also a Notice of Motion for the November 22nd, 2019 Pro D Lunchtime Meeting. Please see the minutes for the details.
Nominations will be received for the Executive Officer Positions for the next one-year term.
Expressions of Interest were received for the Bylaw Committee and the JE Benefits Improvements Ad Hoc Committee. Names will be received until end of day on November 1st. Please email any of the Executive to add your name. Any members that have been appointed by the Executive to a committee will be notified by email.
NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING CUPE LOCAL 459
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Meeting starts @ 9:00am
Royal Bay Secondary Learning Commons
GENERAL MEETING DATES 2019
September 21, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 22, 2019 @ NOON (PRO D)
December 14, 2019
Meetings start at 9:00 a.m., with the exception of November 22.
Member information is regularly updated on the CUPE 459 –Sooke School Support Staff Facebook site. Join the group if you have not already.
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.
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.
CUPE 459 BARGAINING TEAM
· Trades – Tim Hamblin email@example.com
· Clerical – Noelle Wass firstname.lastname@example.org
· Transportation – Michael Kaehn email@example.com
· EA – Lou Leslie firstname.lastname@example.org
· Custodial – Paul Steel email@example.com
· President Amber Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org
CUPE LOCAL 459
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 LOCAL 459
NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTIONS
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. Royal Bay
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
- Provincial Framework Agreement & Provincial Standardized Benefits Plan will also be discussed and distributed.
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
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.
NEXT CUPE 459 GENERAL MEETING IS ON MARCH 10TH AT 9AM AT ROYAL BAY…
SNOWBALL DRAW – MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO WIN
- CUPE 459 Connection – December 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
- Executive & Committee Elections cupe-459-elected-positions-2017
- Snow Ball Draw, Prizes
CUPE 459 General Meeting June 3rd at Royal Bay Secondary School at 9am in the Library. See executive recommendation for discussion on meeting notice.
April 28th, 2017 there will be ceremonies at the flag poles of EMCS, Royal Bay and Belmont high schools at 8am
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.
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.
Please see attached document for the 3 year LOU for Spring Break
We will be having a General Meeting at 9am on January 28th at Royal Bay Secondary School.
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.
- Here is the information BELOW. Copies will also be provided at the meeting
- Bylaw_ Article 6 1701
- Constitution_By_Laws _ Revised 2016
2017 Executive & General meeting Dates 2017 Meeting Dates – Executive & General
Vancouver Island District Council Calendar of Events 2017 2017 VIDC Calendar
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
JUNE 11TH – CUPE 459 WILL BE VOTING ON THE STANDARDIZED BENEFIT PLAN @ Royal bay 9am start
THE MOTION = Standardized Benefit Vote 2016
Please bring forward suggestions for a successful Pro D in April
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT DAY DATE CHANGE
SPRING BREAK INFORMATION 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