Joint Job Evaluation Committee and Job Description Updates

The Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC) has begun working on updating all of the CUPE job descriptions. The committee is composed of 4 representatives from CUPE and 4 from the employer, plus one alternate each.

In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to you all to provide us with feedback to help ensure that the job descriptions reflect your current job duties and responsibilities (if you are not on our e-mail and newsletter lists, please reach out to us to get added).

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Wellness Benefit LIVE!

CUPE Local 748 Regular & Temporary Employees have access to an annual allowance for wellness expense reimbursement. For the 2022/2023 school year, the amount is $230. This will increase to $350 for the 2023-2024 school year onward. Employee status on January 1st will determine annual eligibility.

Please be patient as HR and Payroll move through the new process – are likely receiving a lot of requests right now.

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Retroactive Pay

Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters,
We have heard from our wonderful payroll department that they are working hard to get the retro out to you all as soon as possible. Hopefully, it will be done for the next pay period. Please have patience. They are working so hard to complete it.
Yippie for the CUPE payroll peeps 🙂
Michelle Bennett
President, CUPE Local 748
President, KDC

What is a Ratification Vote?

The Union Bargaining Committee negotiates with the employers on behalf of the employees who are represented by the union.
Ratification by the union is the process by which members of the bargaining unit vote to accept or reject the terms of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for a new collective agreement or modifications/revisions to the terms of an existing collective agreement, that the employer and the union have negotiated and agreed to.

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Ratification Vote!

After some very long days in mediation, our bargaining committee has reached a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the employer. The parties agreed to recommend ratification of the MoA to their respective members; (the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association, and the membership of CUPE Local 748)

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Picket Captains

While we have some picket captains signed up, please let us know if you are able to be a picket captain at your site or another site. If you are able, please e-mail us with your name and site/or sites you are willing to go to!
Good Afternoon our wonderful Picket Captains or Possible Picket Captains,
As you know we have reached an impasse and we will be entering into mediation soon. Anita, Rena, and I met with the Regional Director last night and she is working on getting the training moved up so that it can be done before mediation. We have confirmed that the picket captain training will be 1/2 day online on February 2nd in the afternoon or February 3rd in the morning. You only need to attend one, not both.

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Arbitration Update

Anita, Rena, and Michelle returned from Vancouver today with great news for our members. They were attending and participating in the arbitration hearing regarding the use of TTOC’s doing the work of EA’s. We would like to share the outcome with all our Members.

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