Snow Days

The following is on page 42 and 43 of the Collective Agreement.

9. Reporting to Work – Minimum Pay

(a) Subject to the provisions of Paragraph (c) or (d) below, an employee reporting for his scheduled shift on the call of the Board and who does not commence work shall receive his/her regular rate of pay for the entire period spent at his/her place of work, with a minimum of two (2) hours’ pay at his/her regular rate.

(b) Subject to the provisions of Paragraph (c), an employee who commences work on a regular shift, except for a secondary school student on a school day, shall receive his/her regular rate of pay for the entire period spent at his/her place of work, with a minimum of four (4) hours’ pay at his/her regular pay.

(c) In any case where an employee:
i) reports for his/her regular shift but refuses, except for just cause, to commence work, or
ii) commences work but refuses, except for just cause, to continue working,
he/she shall not be entitled to receive the minimum payment set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

(d) The provisions of the preceding paragraphs do not apply to those situations where the nature of the work assignment is such that the employee is required to work for periods shorter than four (4) hours per day. These classifications include: student supervisors and crossing guards.

Texting the Union office

CUPE Local 379 now has a dedicated ‘text’ number for our members who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The number is 778-927-2873 (778-927-CUPE).

Access to Community & Continuing Education

CUPE Local 379 Access to Community and Continuing Education Courses

 

The guidelines for access by CUPE Local 379 members to Burnaby Community and Continuing Education (“BCCE”) courses are as follows:

 

  1. Eligible Employees: Regular full-time Burnaby CUPE Local 379 members only. A limit of two CUPE employees per class.

 

  1. Registration: CUPE employees will call BCCE to register. Their names will be put on a wait list. These employees will be notified one day before the start of classes if there is space for them in the courses they have selected.

 

  1. Course material and fees: CUPE employees must pay for any course material fees or extra instructor fees as a result of their participation. An annual fee schedule will be published.

 

  1. Course list: A list of courses will be made available to CUPE employees from which they can make their selection.

 

The guidelines for access to BCCE courses may be subject to change on an annual basis.

 

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