If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. “The recognition of school staff goes beyond a week of proclaimed recognition – we need governments at all levels that strengthen and strengthen workplace health and safety, better working conditions and improved employment contracts so that employees can have security and stability in their lives.” “We need our Liaison and Education Assistants (EAEs) who work with our young people and support families who have additional challenges at home.” We need to ensure that funding is underway and available to improve physical learning spaces, and to address the inequalities in our school system that make it difficult for some students to succeed. With a board election in October, the DSB will not negotiate until after a new body is elected. The SDS has not said when it wants to negotiate. “Any downsizing will hurt our schools and hurt our children`s education, especially now that so many students are facing difficult times to learn from home,” said Araya. “Students, parents and teachers need to know that they have access to the help they need to help students succeed.” CUPE also recognizes that some school departments have implemented some of these recommendations, and we welcome these departments for their leadership roles. The provincial government announced that the only means available to schools to implement measures consistent with the prevention of COVID would be the $48 million savings made by departments during the winter/spring 2020 distance learning phase. As a union representing 5,000 facilitators in 24 Manitoba school chapters, CUPE is prepared to work with school services to ensure that there are no layoffs for educational assistants and other auxiliaries. The DSB received communications from the BTA and CUPE on April 11 and 6 prior to the expiry of its two collective agreements. CUPE Manitoba represents approximately 5,000 education assistance employees in 24 Manitoba school departments, including EAs, administrators, maintenance and craft companies, secretaries, library technicians, mechanics, bus drivers, international student child care, school ties and more. Ink Inclusion Winnipeg is a registered charity that has been committed to improving the lives of children and adults with mental disabilities for 60 years. Earlier in the day, the Manitoba government announced $52 million in new funding to help school departments improve their availability for September. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement.
Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. The provincial government announced the suspension of all publicly funded schools in Manitoba for three weeks, starting March 23 and through April 6.