Final Strike Pay Cheque

All members who picketed and signed the ‘sign in sheets’ and received a strike pay cheque during the Teachers’ strike are eligible for a final strike pay cheque.

As well, there are still strike pay cheques waiting for pick up for members who picketed in June.

The Union office will be open on Wednesday, October 29th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for cheque pick up. More dates will be set  up after Wednesday.

Please be advised that you will need to show I.D. and there is STREET PARKING ONLY!!!!!!       


Strike Pay – September 25, 2014

All Casual employees of the Burnaby School Board who picketed in September can come into the Union office and pick up their strike pay on Friday, September 26th between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

All CUPE members who have not picked up their strike pay from last June can come into the Union office any day between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

If these times do not work for you, please call the Union office and we will arrange another time.

If you are unsure of the location of the Union office, call and we will give your directions.

Please note there is street parking only!!




IMPORTANT UPDATE as of September 16, 2014

The BCTF and BCPSEA have reached a tentative deal.  There will be a lot of information forthcoming over the next few days.

CUPE members should be showing up for their regular scheduled work day.

The picket lines may come down before the BCTF vote is known (the line could be down tomorrow).

We will post new information as soon as it is available.


Strike Pay Information as of Sept. 15, 2014

Any member who has not received their last strike pay cheque for picketing in June will be receiving a phone call from one of the Executive  members of CUPE Local 379 to come and pick it up.

The Union office will be distributing those cheques from Monday, September 15 to Thursday, September 18 between the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

You will need to sign for the cheques and provide I.D.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is street parking only at the Union office.



Sept 2, 2014 – BCTF Job action update

CUPE 379 members need to show up for their regularly scheduled shifts. If there are picket lines please join the lines. We do not cross or work behind picket lines.

Afternoon employees should show up for picket duty a few hours before shift.  If you are picketed out of your shift you do not cross the line and you should leave school grounds.

Relief / Casual Employees whom are not receiving wages from the Board will be eligible to collect strike pay.  They must sign the CUPE strike sheets after performing 4hrs of picket duty per day.  The CUPE strike sheets were left at each site with the BTA picket captains or email the Union office to get one.

Those covered under the ESG will not receive picket pay thus they do not need to sign the picket pay sheets. If you require a picket sign, you can pick one up at the Union office.

Members need to remember that this strike involves illegal contract stripping by this government.  The Supreme Court of BC has ruled that this Government has violated the Teachers charter of rights.

We need to support the picket lines to let this Government know Union solidarity is strong and that we do not accept contract stripping.  Please show up on the lines for a few hours every day, we need to send a clear message.

In Solidarity,

Paul Simpson

President CUPE 379