Collective Agreements

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities at work.  Please take the time to familiarize  yourself with it.

If you have any concerns about your treatment, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.

CUPE 748 Collective Agreement - Expires June 30, 2022
MOA for new agreement - Expires June 30, 2025 (new agreement will be posted when available)


Constitution & Bylaws

CUPE National Constitution

CUPE Local 748 Bylaws as approved November 2016

The CUPE Constitution determines the union’s objectives and how the union operates. It forms the basis for the functioning of the more than 2,100 CUPE local unions across Canada.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union. CUPE represents 700,000 workers in a wide range of occupations from coast to coast. CUPE is a democratic union in which the members make the decisions and set the policies. At all levels, it is the rank and file members who determine by majority vote what the Union does.

The CUPE Constitution came into existence at the Founding Convention in 1963 when the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the National Union of Public Service Employees (NUPSE) merged to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Changes to the Constitution can only be made by the delegates at the Union’s Biennial Convention.

The CUPE Constitution accordingly belongs to the members of CUPE. It determines the Union’s objectives and how the Union operates. It forms the basis for the functioning of the more than 2,100 CUPE local unions across Canada.



Benefits are provided by Pacific Blue Cross - Medical, Dental, Extended Health, Life Insurance. You can read more specifics in your collective agreement, article 15.

Access your benefits at Your membership card gives you exclusive access to fast, easy claims, discounts and Insta-Claim reimbursement from thousands of pharmacies, dental clinics and health providers.

Also, please visit the PEBT (Public Education Benefits Trust) website at The Public Education Benefits Trust Fund (PEBT) is a health and welfare trust that provides employee benefits to the unionized support staff in British Columbia's public schools.

The PEBT holds and administers a trust fund for the purpose of providing the following benefits to eligible support staff and their dependents:

  • Core Long Term Disability (LTD) coverage. The Core LTD plan is funded by the provincial government. The PEBT Board of Trustees determines the benefit level, based on the available funding. All eligible Members are covered by this plan.
  • Other Long Term Disability benefits. Some school districts have Other LTD coverage that tops up the government funded Core LTD benefits. The additional components of these plans are funded by contributions made by the applicable school districts and/or Members.
  • The Joint Early Intervention Service (JEIS). This program helps Members who are ill or injured with medical management and rehab services to assist in a successful return to work. The JEIS is part of the Core LTD plan and all eligible Members are covered by this plan.
  • Other Benefits. These can include life insurance, accident insurance, health care coverage and dental care coverage. The terms of these benefits are determined by the applicable collective agreements in each school board. The funding of these benefits is also determined by the collective agreements.




All eligible employees participate in the Municipal Pension Plan BC. Regular part time employees (17 1/2 hours/week or less) may also participate in the plan.

You may also find out more in your collective agreement, article 15.