Demand Ten Days Paid Leave

BC is failing workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence, especially women. There is currently no paid leave in BC for workers facing violence.

That’s unacceptable. The path forward is clear: Workers deserve at least ten days of paid leave!

Did you know?

  • BC is one of the only provinces without paid leave.
  • Statistics Canada data shows that sexual assault is the only violent crime on the rise in Canada and that Intimate Partner Violence disproportionately affects women and working-aged Canadians.

The BC government is currently undertaking public consultations on this important issue. Take action now!

Follow the Link to sign the petition : 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Update

The BCPSEA has ratified our new Collective Agreement so the process is finished. We will forward information on retroactive pay, discretionary days, etc. To personal email addresses as soon as we are notified from the Employer. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  Our next General Meeting is on October 19th in the VSS theater.  Breakfast will be served!! Please RSVP to so we have an idea on how many to serve.

Breakfast at 8:30am, meeting at 9:15am.  Come out, have some breakfast, visit your executive, brothers and sisters and hear new updates.

Upcoming General Meetings @ VSS Theatre 9:00am –

Saturday, October 19th

Saturday, November 16th


CUPE CHRISTMAS PARTY – Mark your calendar 

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre

More information will be posted on CUPE bulletin boards at CUPE worksites.


SD22 Employee Fall 2019 Wellness Event

SD22 Wellness event on Thursday, September 19th, at Kal Secondary School – 7900 Mcclounie Road, Coldstream.  This event is open to all SD employees to play volleyball, bocce ball and have a BBQ. Volleyball – competitive and non-competitive divisions.  Sign up as a team or individual registration please email Maritza Reilly by September 19th at 4pm.

Click on Link for more information.

SD22 Employee Volleyball_Bocce Tournament


The VTA invites all school district employees to the annual VTA Year End BBQ – it’s a chance to enjoy a burger and a bevy and to socialize with your colleagues before everyone heads off to their summer plans. 

The BBQ is being held at Paddlewheel Hall on Okanagan Landing Road from 3:30pm to 7:00pm, drinks are $3 and burgers with all the trimmings and snacks will be provided!  This year’s hosts are the staff at Silver Star Elementary so a big shout out to them.   Hope to see you there!!

Click on link for more information.

VTA BBQ Poster June 2019