Resources

Collective agreement

Our current collective agreement is effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.  

If you have any questions about your collective agreement rights, please talk to your shop steward.

Collective Agreement 2014-2019

 

WorkSafe BC

Information about WorkSafe BC can be found here.

 

Information on the Workers’ Advisors Office:

  1. The Workers’ Advisers Office (WAO) provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependants on disagreements they may have with WorkSafeBC decisions.
  2. WAO operates independently of WorkSafeBC
  3. NEWWorkers’ Advisers Brochure

 

Prince George Regional Office is at:

#208-1577th Ave.

Prince George, BC  V2L 3P5

 

Toll Free: 1-800-263-6066

 

Fax: 1-250-565-4283

Shop Steward Information

Thanks for taking on the important job of shop steward for your worksite. Whether you are a new steward or have been doing this work for many years, your role is to watch and listen to what is happening in your workplace. You will do this on behalf of all CUPE members. The union needs you to represent our members and to protect the rights we have won in the collective agreement. Each clause in the collective agreement comes from negotiations with the employer, and every single clause is important.

In our local, the Grievance Committee formally files grievances, and the shop steward assists members in listening to their concern and determining if there is cause for a grievance. You are the first contact with members when there is a problem or interpretation of the collective agreement is needed. Your role is valuable to your union and all its members—so thank you for taking on this job.

An excellent booklet put together by The Canadian Labour Congress and CUPE is The Steward Handbook, to download or contact a Local 2145 executive member for a hard copy. It will get you started and guide you through your role and responsibilities as a shop steward.

Your worksite CUPE bulletin board will have Shop Steward contact information.

Benefits

Pacific Blue Cross

Our benefits provider is Pacific Blue Cross.  You will need your Group Number and ID to log into this site.

Our School District contact for benefits is Ed Dewijn. He can be reached at 250-877-6826 or by e-mail at Ed Dewijn

Blue Cross Advantage brochure.

Extended Health

PEBT

The Public Education Benefits Trust Fund (PEBT) is a health and welfare trust providing the following benefits: Long Term Disability (LTD) coverage, other Long Term Disability benefits, the Joint Early Intervention Service (JEIS) and the Employees Assistance Program (EAP) to help with short term personal problems. To view all the contact information click here.

 

Job postings

Please check the School District Website for any job postings that are available. You can use the link below to get there:

School District 54 Bulkley Valley CUPE Job Posting