April 25, 2017
To Chairperson Dixon, Superintendent Sheppard, Trustees and Staff,
Thank you for the opportunity to send this presentation in on behalf of CUPE Local 1091, Delta Schools Support Workers. My apologies for not being able to make this presentation to you in person.
Over the nearly 40 years that I have worked in this district I have seen firsthand how, time and time again, budget cuts and changes have affected the members of my Local. These are hardworking, dedicated, and loyal employees. They earn some of the lowest wages in this district, yet provide some of the most essential and critical services needed for students and staff to be successful. Yet every year and every budget these are the jobs that are always on the chopping block.
CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.
Here is a fact sheet regarding wage loss benefits for workers aged 63 and over. While benefits may not end at age 65, Worksafe does require some proof of intent to continue working past age 65 for benefits to continue.
For details, go to Worksafe
CUPE BC will be appointing new committees for 2017-2018. Please download and read the attached document. If you are interested, please contact the office. Deadline is June 2, 2017.
PACIFIC BLUE CROSS POTENTIAL STRIKE
We wanted you to be aware that PBC and their union, CUPE Local 1816, are currently in collective bargaining negotiations and there may be the possibly of a strike. To prepare for this, please find more details by visiting Pacific Blue Cross.
CUPE BC offers Scholarships and Bursaries to CUPE Members or their children planning to enter post-secondary education.