FLU SHOTS

Now that fall has arrived, unfortunately influenze season is just around the corner. Similar to last year, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists will be travelling to each of our schools/sites to administer the flu shots to District staff. These travelling clinics will take place on October 24 and 25 with a followup clinic at the SBO on November 1. Attached are details regarding the 2017 Staff Flu Immunization Clinic schedule, including the consent form.

EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

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.

CUPE BC News

BC Premier eager to work together with UBCM members to build strong communities

VANCOUVER – BC Premier John Horgan pledged to work together with local governments to tackle the province’s tough challenges during his address to delegates at the annual convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities—and CUPE members in British Columbia are looking forward to the work ahead, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies said today.

CUPE National News

Public transit workers to strike in Trois-Rivières on October 27

The union representing workers at the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières (STTR) has filed notice of its intention to take strike action on October 27. Workers voted in favour of striking at a general meeting in June. In the spring of this year, the union had criticized a lack of information and consistency concerning trip times when the city overhauled its transit plan.

“Realistic trip times are essential when it comes to providing quality service to users as well as developing workable schedules for the drivers,” explained CUPE representative Nina Laflamme.

Two-tier pension benefits the wrong direction for health care workers

CUPE Manitoba is speaking out against changes to the Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan (HEPP) announced on October 17, 2017.

“The changes to the plan announced today may force some health care workers to delay or change their retirement plans, and creates an unnecessary division between existing plan members and the future generation of health care workers,” says Shannon McAteer CUPE’s Health Care Coordinator.