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, 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 support 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.

 

 

 

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

CUPE BC is the largest union in BC, with more than 100,000 members working in hundreds of occupations that help keep communities strong. There are 160 locals across the province.

Please come to show your solidarity. We are 1000 members strong!!

  Saturday, January 14th 9:00 am         Royal Bay – Theatre

Snacks & refreshments available

  • 9:00 am – Regular General Meeting

Election – Clerical Shop Steward – Interested? – Email cupe459@sd62.bc.ca

  • 10:30 am – CUPE 459 Will Be Taking A Strike Vote At This Meeting. Please Attend This Important Meeting.

  • Results of October 22, 2022 General Meeting – Acclaimed

President – Amber Leonard (2 year term – 2024)

2nd Vice President – Trudy Court (2 year term – 2024)

Treasurer – Alisha Shea (Interim till 2023)

Recording Secretary – Tricia Cooper (2 year term – 2024)

Diversity Representative – Trish McNabb (2 year term – 2024)

Sergeant At Arms – Cheryl Ring (2 year term – 2024)

Trades Maintenance Shop Steward – Dale Ward (Interim till 2023)

Election for Executive Assistant Shop Steward (2 year term) will occur on December 10th at the Annual General Meeting at Royal Bay Secondary.

We will also have a 3 year Trustee position as well as an interim Trustee to fill at the AGM

 

COME TO A MEETING FOR A BARGAINING UPDATE

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION...

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING – Nominations

October 22nd, 2022 at Royal Bay Secondary School 

9am start

We will be accepting Nominations for Executive positions at our General Meeting at Royal Bay Secondary starting at 9am.

  1. If there is more than one nomination for a position, then there is an election at the December Meeting.

2. If there is only one nomination for the position then they are elected to the position and sworn in.

Available CUPE 459 Executive positions:
1. President – 2 year term
2. Second Vice – 2 year term
3. Recording Secretary – 2 year term
4. Diversity Representative – 2 year term 

5. Assistant Executive Shop Steward – 2 year Term

Treasurer Vacancy – Interim till 2023

Trades Maintenance Shop Steward – Caucus Election

Deadline for submissions is 48 hours before the meeting (Please refer to the Local Bylaws – Article 8)

FULL COPY OF CUPE NATIONAL APPROVED BYLAWS (see below)

Final_L459_Bylaws_APPROVED_2021_07_01

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING 

September 24th, 2022 at Royal Bay Secondary School 

9am start

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING 

Saturday, June 11th, 2022 start time is  9:00 am

Royal Bay Secondary

Please plan to attend, this is an important one as we finish up the school year and many of you head for summer break.

Two random basket draws!

Refreshments and snacks available, and hopefully some sunshine included.

 

CUPE 459 Bursary 2022 application is now available in the Careers Department offices at the Royal Bay, EMCS & Belmont.

January 22nd, 2022 on ZOOM

Check your District email to find the link so you can register for this meeting.

Agenda and reports to be circulated on Friday evening by 6pm to all those registered.

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CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, October 23, 2021

We will be accepting Nominations for executive positions at our General Meeting at Royal Bay Secondary starting at 9am.

Available CUPE 459 Executive positions:
1. President – 1 year term
2. First Vice – 2 year term
3. Second Vice – 1 year term
4. Treasurer – 2 year term
5. Recording Secretary – 1 year
6. Communications Secretary – 1 year
7. Executive Shop Steward – 2 year term
8. Diversity Representative – 2 year term

**Deadline for submissions is 48 hours before the meeting (please refer to Article 8).

Email cupe459@sd62.bc.ca with your nomination, position of interest and include your name.

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WELCOME BACK

CUPE 459 would like to welcome you back to a new School Year. We will be having our General Meeting on September 18th at Royal Bay in person.

CUPE LOCAL 459 IS BACK SEPT 2021

 

The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten.

As you may be aware, the government recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Like all Canadians, this day provides an opportunity for each public servant to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. This may present itself as a day of quiet reflection or participation in a community event.

https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography/


CUPE 459 BURSARY APPLICATION – CLICK LINK

CUPE 459 Bursary Application 2021

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* SAVE THE DATE*

Next General Meeting will be on April 24th starting at 9:30am on ZOOM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU & YOURS

FROM THE CUPE 459 EXECUTIVE

CUPE 459 GENERAL MEETING will be on February 27th at 9am. ZOOM link will be sent to your District email so you can pre-register.

Looking forward to seeing you there !!

 

CUPE CONTACTS 2021- UPDATED

Hi Everyone,

Here is the updated CUPE Contacts list for 2021 Executive

CUPE LOCAL 459

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

You are invited!

We are using  ZOOM – Link to follow soon

Online from the comfort of any location.

User friendly, with some tech support available, making sure members participate.

  • The Clerical Caucus vote will happen prior to the start of the General Meeting
  • The Transportation Caucus vote will happen prior to the start of the General Meeting
  • The General Meeting will be on January 30th at 10:00 am.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Do you need assistance, contact cupe459@sd62.bc.ca

 

CUPE 459 Elected Positions 2021 – Updated January 12th

CUPE CONTACTS 2021

 

December 10, 2020

Attention all CUPE 459 members,

The CUPE 459 TECH Team has been working to ensure that Saturdays meeting conforms to the Bylaws of CUPE National and the Local.

Unfortunately, the Team is unable to conduct a secure secret ballot type vote which would be in compliance with our Bylaws on the ZOOM platform for this Saturday’s meeting.

As President of the Local it is my responsibility to ensure transparency and continuity of our Bylaw language. With guidance from our National Representative, an Emergency Executive meeting was held last night to discuss the issues that we are facing.

The following motion came from the Executive to decide on what the next steps will be.

MOTION by Bruce Woodcock: To continue the ZOOM meeting on Saturday and use the ZOOM platform to conduct the nominations for the departmental positions of Shop Stewards, Pro D, District Health & Safety, Sick & Visiting, Job Evaluation, as well as a Trustee and Sergeant at Arms that are up for election and if there is more than one person running for those positions an election will take place at later date using an alternative platform such as Simply Voting.  Seconded by Betty Lou Leslie  

 This vote was carried unanimously by your Executive Board.

This will be discussed and more details about how to vote will occur will be provided, prior to opening up the Nominations & Elections portion of the meeting.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this new virtual way of doing union business.

In Solidarity,

Amber Leonard

President CUPE 459

HEADS UP ALL…

CUPE 459 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM

DECEMBER 12TH, 2020 STARTING AT 9AM

LOOKING FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY?

                         Offers the following positions this December.

                       Interested? email cupe459@sd62.bc.ca complete with

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Department
  3. Position you want to be nominated for

SHOP STEWARDS   

                                      Chair – Chief Shop Steward – Cathy Peverelle

                                      Clerical –

                                      Custodial –

                                      Education Assistant –

                                      Maintenance –

                                      Transportation –

 

          NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE (3 Yr)

                                  Chair –  Amber Leonard

                                    Clerical – Noelle Wass   

                                    Custodial – Paul Steele

                                    Education Assist – Betty Lou Leslie

                                    Maintenance – Tim Hamblin

                                    Transportation – Michael Kaehn

                                    459 Strike Team Co Captains – Tim Hamblin and Trudy Court

                                                         

          JOB EVALUATION COMMITTEE      (3 Yr)

                                      Chair – 

                                      Clerical – Kimberly Gantzert  (Term ends 2021)

                                      Custodial – Kristin Cox  (Term ends 2021)

                                      Education Assistants –

                                      Maintenance – Keith Brooks  (Term ends 2022)

                                     Transportation –

                           

          SICK & VISITING      

                                      Chair –  Treasurer – Noelle Wass

                                      Clerical –

                                      Custodial –

                                      Education Assistants –

                                      Maintenance –

                                      Transportation –

                                       

          PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                                      Chair – Sherri Bourne

                                      Clerical –

                                      Custodial –      

                                      Education Assistant –

                                      Maintenance –

                                      Transportation –

                             

          OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE

                                      Chair –

                                      Clerical –

                                      Custodial –

                                      Education Assistants –

                                      Maintenance –

                                      Transportation –

                  

TRUSTEE (1, 2 and 3 year terms)

          Vacant           (Term ends 2023)

          Rosalyn Lee (Term ends 2021)

          Phil Young (Term ends 2022)

                                     

          Sergeant at Arms

                                                          1.

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL

                                                          1.

                                                          2.

                                                          3.

 

ZOOM link to follow

Each member will be able to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

ARTICLE 6 – NOMINATION, ELECTION, INSTALLATION AND TERMS OF OFFICERS

(a) Nominations

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

CUPE LOCAL 459
NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING
Saturday, September 19th
9:00 a.m. at Royal Bay
We will be practicing social distancing and all COVID health and safety protocols will be in place including you will be required to hand sanitize and bring your own masks
No refreshments or sharing of food allowed
Planning to attend, please RSVP to cupe459@sd62.bc.ca
This meeting will not be recorded or available virtually
                                        No snowball draw

 

SD62 Back to School Plan can be found here at the link below:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/node/1020?fbclid=IwAR0HEY2nksy_g-z5veo9li_WIOvT77x-o1NcyqXOvxpesfu2O9vbOAm6CK4

Government of B.C. Return to School Information:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-return-to-school/five-stages-framework

 


 

CUPE June General Meeting Notice

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LINKS TO RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT

https://www.cupe.bc.ca/

https://bcschools.cupe.ca/

https://www.pebt.ca/#/navigate/home

https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/

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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 nwass@sd62.bc.ca

CUPE 459 Bursary Application 

 

 

 

 

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: cupelocal459@gmail.com.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit – CUPE _Q&A_2020_04_02_en

covid-19-pho-guidance-k-12-schools

 

CUPE February General Meeting Notice

CUPE 459 Bursary Application 2020

CUPE 459 Elected Positions 2020

Welcome to 2020 – Congratulations to the 2020 Elected Executive!!

CUPE CONTACTS 2020

CUPE 459 Elected Positions – AVAILABLE

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!!

In Solidarity,

Amber Leonard

President CUPE 459

https://www.cupe.bc.ca/sooke_k_12_support_workers_ratify_collective_agreement

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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.

November 2019 Meeting Ratification

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ATTENTION CUPE 459 MEMBERS

Here are the minutes from Saturday October 26th, 2019 General meeting.

CUPE 459 General Meeting Minutes October 2019

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.

Thank you

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NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING
CUPE LOCAL 459
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Meeting starts @ 9:00
Royal Bay Secondary Learning Commons
Election – Transportation Sick & Visiting Rep
 
Request for expressions of interest from members interested in participating in the following Union Committees
ü  Constitution and Bylaws
ü  Bargained Job Evaluation Improvements

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
  • General Meeting March 2019

Welcome to the newly elected Executive for 2019!!

CUPE 459 Elected Positions 2019

CUPE CONTACTS 2019

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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

 

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