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




Strike Pay – September dates for pick up

If you have not picked up your final week of strike pay, it can be picked up at the Union office on;

Friday, September 5, between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Saturday, September 6, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Saturday, September 13th, 45 minutes before and after the general meeting, which is being held at Burnaby Central Secondary School, 6011 Deer Lake Parkway.

Thursday, September 11th, between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Union office.

You must bring ID to pick up your cheque as we need a signature stating you have received your strike pay.

Future pickup dates will be posted on this website as they become available.

Please note:   street parking only!!!



Information as of August 27, 2014

The BCTF has stated that they will be continuing job action in September.

CUPE 379 members need to remember two important statements;

We do not cross or stay behind picket lines

We do not do striking members work

All members need to show up for their scheduled work shifts, if there is a picket line at that time please join the line. If there is not a picket line you must go in to work.  If you are scheduled to work and cannot enter the building due to a picket line, you will be covered under the ESG.