A Message to our Members….

In the wake of this week’s extreme weather event that saw power outages, roads closed, homes evacuated, and grocery stores/gas stations depleted of their resources; your Union wants the membership to know that we hope everyone has landed in a safe place.  Should members have any questions about how the school closures may be impacting them then your Elected Union Reps are here to answer any questions or address concerns that you may have.

While we do not have any specific Collective Agreement language surrounding inclement weather the Chilliwack School District does have both Policy, 708 Emergency Closure, as well as Administrative Regulations, 708.3 Emergency Closure, and we would ask that you please read through each of these documents and if you still would like to discuss further kindly contact an Elected Union Representative.

We would also encourage members to visit the B.C. Government website that speaks to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, to see if any of their programs may be of assistance.

The Canadian Government also has a website devoted to Emergency Preparedness that may have some useful information as well.

While the Local does not have the ability to provide individual support to members in the event of an emergency there may be other agencies that we are affiliated with that could be of assistance.  Therefore, if members have been evacuated from their homes, or have suffered significant losses as a result of the flooding and/or landslides then we ask you to please contact the Union office directly (604-392-1411) so that we can collect your information and investigate what options might be available to you.

Your Union’s main message to all of its members is to please keep safe and allow those emergency services to do the work that they need to do in order to restore some semblance of order to our community.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 411 Executive