And so it begins…..

Good Afternoon Members,

The 2021-2022 is now underway and we just wanted to remind members of the upcoming General Membership Meeting Notice – September 18, 2021 at 9:30am via Zoom.  All members who have registered their personal email with the Union should have received the meeting notice via email that also include the link to register for the meeting.

The CUPE Quarterly – September 2021 was also emailed out to all the members this afternoon and we encourage everyone to have a quick read as the information contained within may be of interest to you?

As always your Union is looking from feedback both good and bad as we are heading into another bargaining year and in order to prepare for this we need to know what is working and what isn’t.  The Union website has a “Send Us Feedback” section, which was created in hopes of gathering specifics on some of the more contentious issues in our District. Please feel free to always contact a Shop Steward to further discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

We wish each and everyone of you much success in the year ahead!

In Solidarity,

CUPE 411 Executive

CUPE BC/National K-12 Update

Here are a couple of bulletins that may be of interest to members:

We also received information from CUPE National and BCPSEA pertaining to the Health & Safety survey that all K-12 CUPE members in BC and their Employers were asked to complete in February of this year.  Please see the letter surmising this initiative as well as the extensive details of the survey results….



As a result of the Elections on Saturday, May 15th, we had a few Elected Officials that shifted positions and as such we will need to hold a “Special Meeting Notice” on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:30am.  The Union will be seeking nominations for the following positions:

  • Assistants Shop Steward (1 year)
  • Custodial Shop Steward (1 year)
  • Trustee (3 year)
  • Trustee (1 year)

The meeting will be held via Zoom and details will be emailed out a week prior as well as posted on the website.

We would like to congratulate those members that secured positions on the Executive Board at the AGM and look forward to completing our team on the 12th.

We also want to extend a HUGE “Thank you” to our outgoing Executive members that chose not to seek re-election but have spent many years representing members and advocating on behalf of the membership.  Their presence will surely be missed but we wish them all the best in their future endeavours….

  • Carla Tizzard
  • Eileen DeCoste
  • Glenda Johnson
  • Roman Vlaanderan



CUPE 411 – Annual General Meeting – May 15, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, again this year CUPE 411 is required to host our Annual General Meeting using an on-line virtual platform (ZOOM)

Please accept this advance invitation to register for virtual attendance at the May 15, CUPE 411 AGM .  You will be able to vote during the elections and participate in the meeting that will follow.  The Agenda for this year’s AGM will be posted on the CUPE 411 website on or before May 14th.

Here is the link where you can register to participate in the on-line AGM, you will have until 9:00am on Saturday, May 15th to submit your registration. You must use a personal e-mail account as your school district email will not be accepted.

You will get a confirmation e-mail promptly after submitting your registration that will have the meeting details (i.e. date/time) along with the link to join the meeting as well as the password.  Some other information that attendees might find helpful is our AGM-ZOOM Meeting Etiquette.

Every registration submission will be vetted and those that are not currently in good standing with CUPE 411 will have their registration removed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process you are asked to contact the Union office via telephone at 604-392-1411 or email at prior to Friday, May 14th, 2021.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 411 Executive

2022 Bargaining Team Update

The Elections for the CUPE 411 Bargaining team are now complete and your Union is proud to announce the following representatives for the respective divisions:

  • Assistants ( – Wendi Omeasoo, Aboriginal Education Assistant
  • Clerical – Jenn Wellwood, Child & Youth Care Worker
  • Custodial – Jeff Kasper, Custodian 3
  • Maintenance – Josh Bouthot, Information Technology Support
  • Transportation – Tracey O’Hara, Transportation Clerk/Bus Driver

The Union President, currently Dale Obirek, will also be a representative on the team, and our CUPE National Servicing Representative, currently David Scott will be the Union’s spokesperson at the table during the negotiations.

More information regarding meeting dates/times as well as contact information for each of the representatives will be emailed out to the members in due time and we will dedicate a page on the website for Bargaining Updates/Information.

We also would like to extend a “Thank you” to those members that allowed their names to stand for a seat on this committee but were not successful in securing one.  We want to encourage those members to continue advocating for your division and to consider running for an Executive position at our upcoming AGM on May 15, 2021.

In Solidarity



National Day of Mourning

To all those who have lost their lives as a result of a workplace incident we humbly pay our respects to you and your loved ones.  In the wake of your sacrifice we will continue to advocate for stronger worker protections and  hold Employers accountable for their responsibility in providing a safe and healthy workplace for all their workers.

In Solidarity

CUPE 411 Executive



IMPORTANT REMINDER – Bargaining Election Meetings

Please check your emails for an important email about CUPE 411 Bargaining Committee Elections! They start tomorrow on zoom.
April 28 at 6pm-Assistants Division
April 29 at 6pm-Clerical Division
April 30 at 6pm-Transportation Division
May 1 at 830am-Maintenance Division
May 1 at 10am-Custodial Division

All the info and zoom links are in the email.