CUPE 411 – November Update

Members are reminded that there will be a General Membership Meeting next week that will be held via Zoom, those wishing to attend must register by noon on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

It is also that time of year where we are looking for interested members wanting to take part in our Mentoring Program.  Please select the appropriate application and you have until November 30, 2023 to submit it to

We also want to reminder our current group of Mentor/Mentees that your final group session will be taking place on Friday, November 24th at the School District Office in the HUB starting at 8:30am; looking forward to one final get-together!

The Union will be putting out a Clerical Survey this week and we would ask all clerical members to please keep an eye out for this as we are really in need of your feedback.

The Union is also looking at hosting a Christmas movie matinees for members and their children, more information to follow……

In Solidarity,

CUPE 411 


September 2023 – Message to our Members….

With the start of another new school year we want to welcome back our members who were off for July and August and say “Thank you” to those who worked through the summer months to keep this machine called K-12 rolling along.

A September Update Email has gone out to all subscribers but just in case you did not receive it here are links to some of the content:


Professional Development


Our next General Membership meeting will be taking place on November 16, 2023 at 7:00pm and we will be holding elections for the following vacant positions on the Executive:

  • Assistants Shop Steward
  • Clerical Shop Steward
  • Transportation Shop Steward

Interested members are encouraged to attend, but if you cannot and would like to allow your name to stand for a steward position please email a letter to indicating such if nominated.  Reminder to all members that you cannot nominate yourself someone in attendance must put your name forward for consideration.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 411 Executive

September 4, 2023 is LABOUR DAY

For members who don’t know why we celebrate Labour Day, visit the link below for a little history lesson……Labour Day in Canada

While many people chose to spend time with family and friends others may be looking to take part in community celebrations.

The Fraser Valley Labour Council is hosting an event on September 4th that is free and open to anyone, a similar event is also taking place in Metro Vancouver if you happen to be in the lower mainland.

Whatever you decide to do or who you decide to do it with we hope you enjoy a fun and safe Labour Day weekend…..

Union Solidarity – UPDATE…………..

CUPE Local 561’s Fraser Valley Transit Workers have finally ratified a mediated Settlement ending the 124 day strike.

Fighting for fair wages and benefits are what Union activism is all about and we want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to those that walked the picket lines, worked behind the scenes in organizing job action, and to the members of the bargaining team that fought tirelessly to get the best possible deal for their members.

Local 561 – Transit Strike Update

There is a possible end in site for the striking Transit workers, see the latest information below:

First Transit accepts Ready report recommendations; Fraser Valley transit strike end in sight

There was great community turn out to this past weekends Solidarity BBQ Event, where there was plenty of great food to be had and even some fun for the kids!


Thank you to our very own Lorie McLaren for making an appearance on behalf of CUPE 411!