Hello everyone. Please see the information below that is going out to the membership. We are also advising the membership to continue to check their School Districts Emails for further information from Superintendent, Tom Demeo as things are changing constantly.

Please know that we are working with all the information coming through to get it to you as quickly as possible.

Also included in this email will be the email sent to all district staff from LMH regarding the AMS:

 Just a heads-up to let you know that a new AMS code – Self Isolation has been created and is now active for all employee groups. It is an AMS leave with pay code to be used by staff self-isolating as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hope you and your families continue to be safe and healthy. Take care and stay well 😊

This email is being sent to CUPE K-12 Presidents Council, Non-CUPE Local Presidents and CUPE Staff Representatives for K-12 Locals

Hello Everyone:

There have been many conversations with CUPE, Government and BCPSEA around ensuring wages, benefits and safety for our members during this pandemic.  

Please find below the email from BCPSEA and the attached letter from Government outlining that its Governments expectation that pay will continue through March and April for employees whose work would not otherwise have been interrupted, save for the pandemic response.

CUPE will continue regular discussions with Government and BCPSEA and we will provide you updates as we receive them.


In Solidarity and safety,

Warren Williams

President K-12 Presidents Council, Local 9876

545 West 10th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9



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Email from BCPSEA:

This e-mail was sent to Superintendents, Secretary Treasurers, HR Directors, BCPSEA Trustee Representatives, Management Associations


We have this afternoon received confirmation (attached) from the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC) Secretariat regarding the provincial government’s expectation/direction with respect to wage and job continuity for public sector employees arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


As school districts prepare their plans for continuity of learning, it is government’s expectation that pay will continue through the months of March and April “for employees whose work would not otherwise have been interrupted save for the pandemic response.” This expectation/direction will be reviewed by government prior to the end of April and updates issued as available.


Layoffs are to be avoided unless previously contemplated/planned or unless it’s clear that the specific circumstances can’t be mitigated. Information with respect to casual employees will follow.


There are many questions that arise from this direction including, for example, who is required to attend at work and potential re-deployment of staff who may be needed to perform a job other than their current job. 


We are in the process of arranging conversations with representatives of the BC Teachers’ Federation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and other support staff unions in the sector to seek their agreement/cooperation to the best extent possible with respect to these questions. Once we have had those conversations, which we are trying to arrange as quickly as possible, we will provide a further update.


Where eligible, districts may issue Records of Employment to employees as per normal practice.


We trust that this will assist in sharing information with your employees and easing concerns that we understand are being expressed regarding continuity of work and pay.


Renzo Del Negro  
Chief Executive Officer BCPSEA

Hello everyone,

Pleaser find the attached information on PEBT, Pacific Blue Cross and EI.  

This will also be posted on the website. 

In Solidarity and Health,

Tracey Mathieson


CUPE National Representative  - K-12 Coordinator

Attached documents:

2020 03 20 Memo PSEC Wage Continuity to Employers Assocoation

PEBT - Info for BC Schools

Pacific Blue Cross - CUPE Benefits Memo

EI - income supports for workers

FAQs on Continuity of Learning

FAQs H&S COVID 19- Right to Refuse

2020 03 20 Memo PSEC Wage Continuity to Employers Assocoation

Related Information & Bulletins

2020 05 15 COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings

2020 05 14 K-12 Bulletin 7 Worker’s Responsibilities

2020 05 07 K-12 Bulletin 6 Health & Safety

2020 05 06 Message From Warren Williams (President K-12 Presidents Council)

2020 04 29 K-12 Bulletine- Dr. Corniel responds to Issues raised

2020 04 24 CUPE k-12 Bulletin

2020 04 24 Overview of Available Government Benefits

2020 04 09 Preventing Exposure in the Workplace - WorksafeBC Bulletin

2020 04 09 K-12 Flatten the Curve Bulletin

2020 04 06 Physical Distancing Information

2020 04 03 COVID19 Gidance K-12

2020 03 31 Message for On Call, Temps, Casuals, Casual Temps.

2020 03 27 K-12 FAQ’s

2020 03 29 Message to Members

2020 03 20 Memo PSEC Wage Continuity to Employers Assocoation

PEBT - Info for BC Schools

Pacific Blue Cross - CUPE Benefits Memo

EI - income supports for workers

FAQs on Continuity of Learning

FAQs H&S COVID 19- Right to Refuse

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