Collective Agreement (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019)

CUPE Seniority Reports

Tips for Getting an Interview

  • Cover Letter
    • Make sure your cover letter is specifically tailored to the posting you are applying for…  Let the Principal or Supervisor know why you want to work at their site and why you are the best applicant for the job.
  • Resume
    • Make sure your resume is 2 pages or less and that all the required skills, knowledge and ability listed on the job description are also listed in the appropriate section of your resume
  • References
    • Provide excellent, current references. Speak to your references before listing them to find out what they are going to say about your job performance.

Tips for a Successful Interview

  • Practice makes perfect.  If you have a good working relationship with a supervisor, ask them if they are willing to do a “mock interview” with you to gain valuable feedback to help you prepare for your real interview.  If you are a Casual Employee, ask a friend or a colleague to do a mock interview with you.
  • Dress professionally.  Be neat and tidy in your appearance.
  • Arrive a little early to your interview.
  • Be prepared with real life scenarios about how you have successfully handled different aspects of the job and the skills and knowledge you have that will help you in new situations.
  • Show the interviewers you are interested in the posting. Ask one or two questions about the job and the site.

If you are following these tips and are still struggling to secure a permanent posting, ask your department manager for help in determining why you aren’t getting the call.

Assistants & Clerical:

  • Nadine Clattenburg – 604.792.1321


  • Bryce Stephenson – 604.792.4327


  • Allan Van Tassel – 604.792.4327


  • Wayne Williams – 604.792.1255

The District hosts Pro-D sessions on resume writing and interview skills. If you are struggling to secure a position, these sessions may help you put your best foot forward for your next application.

If you feel you have been unfairly passed-over for an interview or posting due to seniority, please contact us.  604.392.1411 or

CUPE Quick Facts


Knowledge is power! CUPE 411 is committed to union education. We are working on bringing more opportunities for union education to our local.

  • Click HERE for more information…

Employee and Family Assistance Plan

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

  • Click HERE for more information…

Click HERE for a printable PDF copy

Health Benefits

Health benefits for CUPE 411 members are handled through Pacific Blue Cross. You can access benefits and claims information and submit online claims through their system.

Health and Safety

  • Click HERE for information regarding Health & Safety

Job Evaluation/Job Description

The JE/JD Committee is working on the General Maintenance portion of the JE/JD plan. 20% of all CUPE 411 job descriptions will be reviewed each school year with a 2 week window for re-classification applications opening each January.

JEIS and Long Term Disability

The Joint Early Intervention Service and Long Term Disability benefits for CUPE 411 members are handled through the Public Education Benefits Trust. You can learn more about the specific details of the plan through the PEBT site.

For more information click here.

CUPE Workload Reports (under construction)

Job Postings

Internal and external job postings are available through the school district web site.


You can find information on your pension, as well as your personalized pension plan estimator, through the Municipal Pension Plan web site.

  • Visit the Municipal Pension Plan web site HERE
  • Contact our CUPE 411 Pensions Liaison Officer, Richard Cook HERE

Worksafe BC Bulletins