Whose Doing Your Job???

CUPE 411 members are trained professionals, that take pride in their work and are aware of all the proper protocols and procedures for their specific duties.

Neither students, teachers, parents or volunteers should be performing 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 have seen, have concerns, or would simply like to discuss this further we welcome the opportunity to speak with you, please click the link below or call the Union office at 604-392-1411.

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, ASK! 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.

Call anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

EFAP Newsletters

Health & Safety

Call to all interested CUPE members…..
Sites are now looking for CUPE 411 employees to sit as representatives on their respective Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) committees.
As per our collective agreement each JOHS committee has room for a minimum of two (2) members to actively participate on the committees and for those interested we would encourage you to express your interest via email to your manager or administrator.  Please “cc” me in on your request vicepresident@cupe411.ca, then I will be made aware if there is interest in excess of two (2) members in which case this can be addressed promptly as to who will be eligible to sit on the committee since this decision is made by the Union and not the Employer.
As the unions health and safety rep I am happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you might have pertaining to your sites JOHS committees or OH&S in general.

In Solidarity,

Tracey O’Hara (cell: 604-819-2881)
1st Vice-President
Health & Safety Rep.
JEIS/LTD Rep. (last name A-K)
CUPE Local 411
#114-8472 Harvard Pl | Chilliwack, BC | V2P 7Z5
604.392.1411 (office) |411.cupe.ca
“An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface.”

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees


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

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 unionoffice@cupe411.ca. Thank you!