CUPE BC – Public Childcare Now

Public Childcare Now

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP IN BUILDING A UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE SYSTEM FOR B.C.?

The provincial government is committed to $10 per day childcare, a model CUPE BC strongly supports and advocates for. The federal government is committing significant resources supporting childcare for kids aged 0-5, but what’s missing is new spaces for school-aged kids.

We began our campaign for universal public childcare by promoting the “Seamless Day” model for Kindergarten-aged kids. Now that that model is being piloted, in more than 20 districts, it’s time to take the next step: before and after school childcare for all school age children. The most efficient and cost-effective way to get quality, accessible and universal school-aged childcare up and running quickly is to create spaces in public schools.

That’s why CUPE BC, in partnership with CUPE National, has launched our “Public Childcare Now” campaign.

We have the facilities already—there’s almost no need for capital expenditures or construction.

We have the trained staff available—qualified Education Assistants already are in place, and most don’t currently receive full-time hours.

For parents, it couldn’t be more efficient—drop your kids at school in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day. No more running to multiple locations or juggling competing schedules.

This solution:

  • increases learning opportunities
  • provides more customized care and assistance
  • reduces transitions and commutes
  • increases safety and security
  • provides greater accountability
  • is accessible to every family who wants it

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

EMAIL YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL TRUSTEES to join the growing number of voices calling for this high quality and affordable model of childcare in communities across our province.

If you’ve already shown your support, why not tell a friend?

View these resources for more information:

Child Care Brief

Seamless Child Care Fact Sheet

Source:  https://campaigns.cupe.bc.ca/public_childcare_now

Community Solidarity – Upcoming dates and initiatives

Upcoming dates and initiatives:

April 28, 2023 – Day of Mourning – https://dayofmourning.bc.ca/

May 1, 2023 – May Day Rally – https://vdlc.ca/media-advisory-may-day-rally-at-vancouver-city-hall/

May 5, 2023 – Red Dress Day “MMIWG2S Awareness Day” – https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/academic-integrity/indigenous-initiatives/national-mmiwg-awareness

May 13, 2023 – 2nd Annual Mothers for Justice Memorial Walk – https://intheirname.ca/

May 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023 – Asian Heritage Month – https://cupe.ca/event/asian-heritage-month

SD44 – Election For Clerical and Support Staff Representative

CUPE LOCAL 389 MEETING – SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 44

Election For Clerical and Support Staff Representative

*Please note that this election is only for clerical & support staff.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
AT 7:00 p.m.
VIA ZOOM

Advance Registration Required
Click on the link below to register. You will receive a confirmation email once registered.

http://bit.ly/40ZGR4N

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Bargaining Update #1 – District of North Vancouver Bargaining

CUPE 389 Bargaining Bulletin April 5, 2023

 

Bargaining Update #1 – District of North Vancouver Bargaining 

 

Your bargaining committee for the District of North Vancouver (DNV) had their first day of negotiations on April 4, with another day of bargaining today. 

 

We are committed to addressing the key concerns members have identified to us which includes a fair and reasonable wage increase to help address the economic crisis workers are facing from record high inflation. We also plan to address the issue of recruitment and retention within the DNV, which has been a concern for both the union and the DNV. 

 

Several other CUPE Locals who represent municipal workers are currently in negotiations in this region including the Township of Langley and the City of New Westminster. Through our CUPE Servicing Representative and CUPE’s Municipal Coordinator in BC we are working to coordinate closely with other locals to ensure we can make positive gains for all workers. 

 

We have already seen CUPE 23 and the City of Burnaby and CUPE 774 and the City of Abbotsford negotiate agreements that provide wage increases that are reflective of the current economic climate and significant benefit improvements that help support workers and their families. 

 

Our focus, has been and will continue to be, ensuring we have a productive and progressive round of bargaining and working with the District to make sure CUPE 389 members have the supports they need at work to provide quality public services to residents, visitors and businesses in the District of North Vancouver. CUPE members are the District’s front line workers.  We are proud to represent the DNV in the community and provide vital public services that ensure the DNV is well cared for.

 

To keep updated on this round of negotiations please make sure CUPE Local 389 has your personal email. Please visit our website here to update your contact info if needed. 

 

If you have any questions, please ensure you attend our membership meetings. We hold them on ZOOM for easy access and you can find all the dates on our website. 

– CUPE 389 DNV Bargaining Committee