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.
President CUPE 379
PLEASE SEE POST BELOW FOR PICKET PAY INFORMATION.