City Of Campbell River Cupe Collective Agreement

The agreement contains the provincial framework agreement approved by the K-12 Council of Presidents last September. The current K-12 contract expired on June 30, 2019. Increases include the time paid for office staff and teaching assistants (AAs) who work less than seven hours a day to attend monthly staff meetings, elementary school assistants who receive an additional 15 minutes per day, and School District 72, who approve a work evaluation pilot project (JE). They also spent time adapting the language into the collective agreement to facilitate reading. Campbell River School District auxiliaries now have a new collective agreement. CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, October 28, 2019 /CNW/ – CUPE 723, K-12 Support Workers at School District 72 on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, ratifies e collective agreement on October 19. Craddock thanked the negotiating team for their work in seeking an agreement. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 723 have been without a collective agreement since June 30. Local negotiations began on 19 March. The collective agreement applies from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. For more information about CUPE members working in K-12, see bcschools.cupe.ca. During this round of negotiations, the teaching assistants, the largest group of CUPE 723, were in the spotlight. “We have retention and recruitment problems in the school district for our teaching assistants,” she said.

“If we don`t compete with neighbouring neighbourhoods, it will always be a problem.” “While educational assistants have a decent wage, it`s the question of the time that they`re not able to pay the bills with what they do,” Craddock said. She said some teaching assistants are working several jobs to make ends meet, and something needs to change to make the Campbell River School District more competitive in the labour market for educational assistants. . Local negotiations began on 19 March and an agreement was reached after seven rounds of negotiations. “I`m sure eA hours will continue to be a problem, but every department in the school district needs more staff, is struggling to recruit new people for casual positions,” she said. “In the future, we still hope to make some benefits. We`ll see where we are in three years. CUPE 723 members, who provide a large number of student support services, include educational support staff (i.e. teaching assistants, Aboriginal facilitators), facilitators, trades, maintenance, field, office, computer, administrative assistance, child care, and child and youth facilitators.

They support campbell River students. “It was a difficult round of negotiations,” she said. “We are happy to have made some small gains and not lost anything at the negotiating table, but we hoped to do better.” Craddock said there was also a lack of casual assistants. In the past, negotiations have revolved around some departments and Craddock is interested to see what will be at the centre of the next round of negotiations. “This means that people are not replaced when they are sick, that people go to work sick because they don`t want to leave schools for a short time and they don`t want it to have an impact on student participation,” she said. “People burn because they stay at work if they`re not, and they`re being asked to take on more workloads because they don`t have enough teaching assistants to go around.” THE THIRD will be a valuable negotiating tool “to fairly present how this position should be recognized both in terms of job description and work and hours.” Local negotiations for SD72 support staff began to end in March SEIU Healthcare, OCHU-CUPE and Unifor supporting changes in…