Students, Teachers & Volunteers Doing CUPE 411 Work

CUPE 411 members are the support of this school district. Our members are trained professionals, performing specific duties and protocols. Our work can not be done by “just anyone”.

Neither students, teachers, parents nor volunteers should ever be doing CUPE 411 work. When we know this is happening in our school district, it is important that your union be made aware so that your elected representatives can address this with the employer.

If you ever see students, teachers, parents or other volunteers doing work that part of CUPE 411 members’ duties and responsibilities, please let us know!

Click here to report others doing CUPE 411 work!

Examples of others doing CUPE 411 work include, but are not limited to:

  • Calling home for absent or late students
  • Answering SD #33 telephones or assisting the public in the site office
  • Painting classrooms
  • Installing shelving
  • Driving SD #33 fleet
  • Performing repairs or maintenance on school district vehicles or equipment
  • Working one-on-one or in small groups with students, to reinforce classroom or teacher instruction
  • Performing cleaning duties such as mopping, cleaning, vacuuming and sanitizing.

Sometimes it may seem there are grey areas between what is Teacher work and what is CUPE work.  When in doubt, REPORT IT! Your elected union reps will be able to determine if CUPE 411 work has been done by a non-CUPE member.

It’s your union! Thank you!


Employee & Family Assistance Plan

The Employee and Family Assistance Program is a confidential information, counselling and referral service for you and your immediate family members.

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Health & Safety

Questions about Health & Safety?  Call or email!
Ph: 604.392.1411
Email: or

Reporting a Workplace Injury
  • Report your injury to your First Aid Attendant and Supervisor
  • Fill out a WORKSAFE BC FORM 6.
  • Fill the 6A form provided by the district. This is a SD #33 Internal Document.  Make sure you also fill out the Worksafe BC Form 6 (see link above)!
  • Make a copy of all documents for yourself
  • Fax a copy to Worksafe BC 1.888.922.8807 (or call 1.888.967.5377 M-F 8-4)
  • Email a copy to
  • Submit the original to your site CUPE Health & Safety Representative


Worksafe 4.27 Definition
Section 4.27 of WorkSafe BC OH&S Regulations defines Violence
as “the attempted or actual exercise by a person, other than a
worker, of any physical force so as to cause injury to a worker,
and includes any threatening statement or behaviour which
gives the worker reasonable cause to believe that they are at
risk of injury.”

Employers are obligated to provide you with a safe and healthy working

  • Employers must ensure that workers are adequately trained (CPI)
  • Employees have a right to refuse unsafe work.
  • Site Health & Safety Committees are to investigate all injury and violent incident reports

There are four categories of Violent Incidents:

1. Student to Staff

2. Parent/Community to Staff

3. Staff to Staff

4. Student to Student

Violent Incidents include (but are not limited to):

  • Verbal Threats
  • Physical Gestures (ie: clenched fist)
  • Bites, scratches, pinches, grabs
  • Push/pulls, kicks, slaps, punches
  • Spitting at or on, head-butting, chinning
  • Talking down to others
  • Being Rude
  • Being offensive or insulting
  • Making Racist or any other inappropriate comments

Reporting Violence in the Workplace

  • Report the incident to your First Aid Attendant and site OH & S Representative
  • Fill out a WORKSAFE BC FORM 6
  • Fill the 6A form provided by the district. This is a SD #33 Internal Document.  Make sure you also fill out the Worksafe BC Form 6 (see link above)!
  • Make copies for yourself
  • Email a copy to
  • Submit the originals to your site CUPE Health & Safety Representative
  • See your doctor!  Not all injuries are immediately visible or are physical. Emotional injuries are injuries too. Keep copies of any doctors notes.

Important!  If violent incidents continue in your workplace, report EVERY incident (even several times each day). Remember: You have a right to refuse unsafe work!


Are you concerned that your Violent Incident Reports aren’t making it to the school district?  Fill out the form below to let us know you’ve submitted a report.


Not Working?

We are trying to track how many of our casual members are not working on any given day to compare to our data on members who are not replaced at work.  If you are a casual employee in any division and you have not been consistently called out, please let us know.

Please submit a separate report for each day you are not called out to work. Thank you!


We are constantly updating our CUPE 411 Membership Database.  Be sure to let us know if you move, change your phone number or change your position or site at work!  Be sure to give us your personal email address so we can keep you up-to-date on the news and information coming out of CUPE 411!

Remembrance Day 2015

CUPE Remembrance Day

CUPE 411 annually honours our veterans at Remembrance Day ceremonies across Chilliwack.  Much appreciation to Rod Isaac, Maddona McCulloch and Brenda Moores for laying wreaths on behalf our membership at the Downtown and Sardis Cenotaphs as well as the one at Sto:Lo.

CUPE 411 Dinner & Dance

CUPE Xmas Dance 2015


Jeremy Bonney (Custodian) & Brenda Moores (EA Special Needs) sporting their best 80’s garb at the CUPE Winter Social & Dance on November 14th, 2015.  A great time was had by all and a special thanks goes out to the students at SSS for an amazing meal!

CUPE National Convention 2015

This November CUPE 411 sent 4 delgates to our National Convention in Vancouver, BC.  Several important resolutions and constitutional ammendments were debated on the convention floor.  We also elected a new National President, our own CUPE BC President – Mark Hancock.  It was an exciting and informative experience and our delegates are grateful for the opportunity to attend.

CUPE National Convention 2015

Job Description/Job Evaluation

JE JD 04-Feb-2015

Rod Isaac and Shana Kirkland hard at work at a recent Job Evaluation/Job Description Meeting with HR.  We have been laying the groundwork to begin processing Job Description Re-Classification Applications.  We hope to begin interviewing the first set of applicants in the near future.

Not Being Replaced at Work?

We are trying to track how many of our members are not being replaced when they are absent from work.  If you have been absent for any reason, but haven’t been replaced  please let us know.

Please submit a separate report for each day you are absent without a replacement. Thank you!

At some sites, one staff member reports absences which are not replaced for all CUPE staff members on a monthly basis. Members who choose to do this may submit a CUPE 411 NOT REPLACED AT WORK SPREADSHEET FOR SITES.  Please email your completed form to Thank you!