Welcome to CUPE Local 523

 

Election Info-February 2023

 

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All 3 School Districts in Local 523 CA’s (June 2022-2025) have been ratified and have passed. Congratulation’s!

Click Here – to view more information on each Unit SD53, SD67, SD83

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SD83 Ratification vote took place yesterday, Jan.6, 2022
There were three time slots to come listen to the presentation and vote.

The vote on the tentative agreement has passed.
Thank you everyone who came.

Courtney Thomson, SD83 Unit Chair, will work on a correspondence to members and send that out to your personal emails soon.

Congratulations SD83 members on your new collective agreement.


A tentative agreement has been reached

between the SD83 bargaining team

(Employer and the Union team)

What does this mean?
– SD83 Members will be invited to a unit ratification meeting to vote on the tentative agreement. (details below).
– This meeting is for ALL School District 83 support staff.
– Just a heads up that the new contract cannot and will not be printed before the ratification. The ratification vote needs to pass before the new contract can be done. This process will be explained to all at the ratification meeting.

Meeting Details:

Saturday January 7th, 2023
in Salmon Arm at the DESC
Board office, 341 Shuswap St. S.

Times for the meeting:

(You only need to attend one of the following meeting times)

10:00am – 12:00 noon Time Slot One

1:00pm to 3:00pm Time Slot Two

6:00pm – 8:00pm Time Slot Three

 
Each of these meetings will be the same. Come listen to the changes, questions and answer period, and then vote on the changes. The vote will be done at the end of the presentation.

This is an in person meeting only and you need to be at the meeting to vote. This vote will be a secret ballot vote. The tentative agreement will not be shared electronically before the ratification day. You need to be at the in person meeting to see the tentative agreement and to vote. Results of the vote will be advertised after all the meetings are done.

Thank you to the SD83 Bargaining/Negotiations team for all your hard work. A reminder the team for SD83 are as follows: Unit Chair – Courtney Thomson, Shop Steward – Devon Brindley, Local 523 Secretary Treasurer – Kyle Clark, Local 523 President – Tammy Carter as well as the National Rep Logan Lamerton.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and please bring your colleagues and friends to vote on this tentative agreement.

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SD53 Members – Ratification vote took place on Friday Dec.9th

There were three time slots to come listen to the presentation and vote.

The vote on the tentative agreement has passed.

Thank you everyone who came out today.
Charlene Turnbull, Sd53 Unit Chair will work on a correspondence to members of SD53 and send that out to your personal emails soon.
Congratulations

SD53 members on your new collective agreement.


A tentative agreement has been reached
between the SD53 bargaining team

(Employer and the Union team)

What does this mean?

SD53 Members will be invited to a unit ratification meeting to vote on the tentative agreement. (details below).

– This meeting is for ALL School District 53 support staff.

– Just a heads up that the new contract cannot and will not be printed before the ratification. The ratification vote needs to pass before the new contract can be done. This process will be explained to all at the ratification meeting.

– The details of the tentative agreement will not be discussed before the meeting as the Bargaining/Negotiations team need to uphold the confidentiality piece. Thank you all for your understanding on this.

MEETING DETAILS

Friday December 9th
in Oliver at the Annex Building, 6161 Okanagan Street, Oliver

Times for the meeting:
(You only need to attend one of the following meeting times).

10:00am – 12:00 Noon – Time Slot One

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Time Slot Two

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Time Slot Three

(Each of these meetings will be the same. Come listen to the changes, questions and answer period, and then vote on the changes.) Even though the ratification vote is through the work day, please do not leave work to come, please come when you are not working.

This is an in person meeting only and you need to be at the meeting to vote. This vote will be a secret ballot vote. The tentative agreement will not be shared electronically before the ratification day. You need to be at the in person meeting to see the tentative agreement and to vote. Results of the vote will be advertised after all the meetings are done. Again you must be there to vote.

Thank you to the SD53 Bargaining/Negotiations team for all your hard work. A reminder the team for SD53 are as follows: Unit Chair – Charlene Turnbull, Shop Steward – Melanie Harriman, Local 523 Secretary Treasurer – Kyle Clark, Local 523 President – Tammy Carter.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and please bring your collogues and friends to vote on this tentative agreement.


PRINT PDF:   SD67 Notice of Meeting – Ratification VOTING Dec2022,


Click here to view proposed Bylaw changes: Notice of Bylaw CHANGES – September 2022


Workers at Summerland Community Support are the latest members to join B.C.’s largest union following a four-week education campaign. The newest CUPE members will become a new unit of CUPE 523, a regional local representing education and community social service workers across the Okanagan.

“We are excited to welcome these new members in Summerland, and we are looking forward to working together to improve the wages, benefits and working conditions of these critical community workers,” said Tammy Carter, CUPE 523 president.

Summerland Community Support is a community organization offering programs and supporting local residents living with developmental disabilities. The organization’s workers provide a diverse range of services, including recreation programs, arts and crafts classes, nutrition and fitness programs, and life skills.

“We love what we do, and love working for Summerland Community Support,” said Sunnie Waters, spokesperson for the newly unionized CUPE 523 members. “Joining the union was about making our jobs more sustainable, addressing affordability for our families and helping us better serve our community.”



CUPE Local 523 – Spring Newsletter 2022

     

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We are also pleased to announce that our website won: “Best website award for over 500 members” at the CUPE BC Convention, 2022!!



CUPE 523 Structure

CUPE 523 has two Community Social Services Units and three School District Units

Our Community Social Service Units are:

Our School District Units are:

 

Union Mailing Address:     

CUPE Local523:  #101 – 416 Westminster Ave. W. Penticton, BC, V2A 1K5