Welcome to CUPE 5050

 

CUPE Local 5050 represents some 1,100 school board workers with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Center for Education(CBVRCE)This includes the janitors, custodians, cleaners, bus drivers, mechanics, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, h vac technicians, computer technicians, systems administrators, teachers assistants, lunch bus and grounds supervisors, secretaries, student support workers, library technicians, inventory clerks, accounting clerks and other non-teaching staff.

Sisters Denise, Crystal, Karen, and Brother Jason representing Local 5050 at National Convention in Montreal. Making us proud.

Bryony House is Homeless! #weneedhome

Hi all
Can you take a second and send a message to government at the link below.
This is is a 24-bed shelter and HRM cannot lose these beds, surprisingly there is no plan to have an immediate temporary shelter.  Staff at Bryony House PSAC members have been told it will be 5-6 months until there is a temporary shelter. Now instead of offering women and their children a secure place in the community for 6 weeks or more, clients of Bryony House are now being offered only a couple of nights of alternate accommodations or they are being sent to shelters in other parts of the province.
Research shows that women who leave a situation of intimate partner violence for 1 or 2 days are at a greater risk of being killed by their partner

The HRM’s only shelter for women and their children escaping intimate partner violence is closed. We need an immediate temporary shelter!

Please share this message with your members and share this on your web site and social media accounts.

 Take action! http://www.weneedahome.ca?sp_ref=563465296.392.201223.e.0.2

In Solidarity
Danny Cavanagh
President
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
Office 902-454-6735
Cell 902-957-0822
I would like to acknowledge our office is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
Together We Are Stronger

 

 

 

Attention CUPE 5050 Members

Retro pay and the new pay scale will be on the pay you will be receiving this Thursday Oct 3.

Attention Members here is the links for TA positions available.

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl0119

Attention Members here is the link for ECE positions available.

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl1019

CUPE NS celebrating Pride in Eskasoni

 

Attention Members here are a number of job postings available:

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-%E2%80%93-cbvrce-cupe-015

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-%E2%80%93-cbvrce-cupe-016

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl0819

 

Free menstrual products coming to all Nova Scotia public schools for Grade 4 and up

Do you have family members or friends that are looking for work?
Our employer is looking for people to work in certain classifications
Cleaning
LBG’S
I am sure there are others but I know these 2 are in need of workers.
Some family members may be interested in part time work, a few hrs a day or week
These could be especially interesting to people that are retired.
An application can be filled out anytime.
Spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Attention CUPE 5050 members

For those of you that have EI claims open
you can continue to claim as you always have until the retroactivity
comes out. Your rate will not change until then. The employer has said the retro
and the rate change will come at the same time. Sometime in October.

In speaking with the payroll dept you do not have to claim your retroactivity on EI.
This was stated to the employer directly from EI.

Attention CUPE 5050 members please follow the links below to view job postings:

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl0419-african-nova-scotian-student-support-worker

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl0719-accounting-clerk-human-resources-department

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl0619-accounting-clerk-finance-department

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/competition-number-nl0519-school-secretary

Hey Brothers and Sisters we are looking good news for our newsletter, ie weddings, birth of a family member, even a retirement let us know so we can share. You can forward any good news to cupe5050newsletter@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

CUPE Local 5050 signs new Collective Agreement today August 29th 2019
Pictured above are President Local 5050 Denise Lewis, Director of Human Resource Services for CBVRCE Wendy King, Regional Executive Director of CBVRCE Susan Kelley and Secretary Local 5050 Diane MacInnis

Hi everyone
As you know we signed our new contact today and i have been advised by the employer that
the backtime will be disbursed in October. They do not have a specific day just October.
Is
Denise

 

Volunteer Canvas Blitz for Candidate Ronald Crowther Saturday, August 31 9:30 am

Good morning: We are sending this out today to unions in the area of Ronald’s riding, and we would ask that you please circulate this if you can as well to your members in the area.

As most of you know, Ronald Crowther is running for the NDP in the Northside-Westmount byelection in Cape Breton.

This Saturday, August 31, starting at 9:30 am, we invite you to join Hugh Gillis and Gordon MacDonald for a volunteer canvas blitz for Ronald for a few hours. Free Pizza afterwards!

The campaign office is located:

268 Commercial St., North Sydney 

Phone number: 902-794-2421

Please let us know if you can join us!

Ronald will make an excellent MLA for people in the riding. He has been standing up for people when it comes to health care including mental health and long term care. He is a great activist in the community and is now stepping up because he will make a difference for the community. Ronald’s integrity, honesty and credibility shine through in all he does. The NDP has a long history of standing up for people and the issues they face. Ronald along with Tammy will make a huge difference for Cape Breton in the legislature. 

 

In solidarity,

Danny Cavanagh

President NSFL

 

 

 

 

 

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CUPE 5050 stands in solidarity with CUPE 1761 in Placentia Newfoundland and Labrador who are on strike for better working conditions for their members.

 

Child and Youth Care Practitioners (Multiple Positions)

Please follow link below for job posting:

https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=article/cbvrce-2019-cupe-002-child-and-youth-care-practitioners-multiple-positions

 

 

 

17/19

ATTENTION CUPE LOCAL 5050 MEMBERS

 

THE NEW TENTATIVE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN RATIFIED

OF THE MEMBERS THAT VOTED IT WAS RATIFIED BY 58%

IT NOW HAS TO BE SIGNED, PROOF READ AND PRINTED

RIGHT NOW WE DO NOT HAVE A DATE WHEN BACK TIME WILL BE READY

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING,

 

IS

DENISE

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July 5 2019
Hi everyone
After a long day yesterday we were able to come to another tentative agreement with the employer on the issues identified at our information meeting held at C200 on June 5th.
We will be holding a ratification meeting as soon as we can get a venue in place, we are aiming to have this completed as soon as possible.
Please continue to monitor the website for a date and time.
Is
Denise

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ATTENTION CUPE 5050 ECE’S AND LEAD ECE’S

IF ANY OF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR EI USING SCHOOL BOARD HOURS AND HAVE BEEN DENIED, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SOME INFO CONCERNING AN APPEAL

June 28th, 2019
Hi Everyone
Let me start by saying this has been a long process that is not over yet and I thank you for your patience, understanding and support.
When we sat down with our lists we noticed that a lot of casuals didn’t vote, so we decided to call them to find out why.
Upon doing that we discovered that a lot of them thought they couldn’t, so to be fair we extended the vote to allow them to cast their ballot.
When that was concluded we sat down with the ballots and our lists and realized there were people on the voting list that shouldn’t be there which presented a problem that we have spent the last 3 weeks trying to resolve.
So to sum it all up there was a strong show of support but because of the inaccuracies in the list of casual employees the vote cannot be used until the list is accurate.
Which means we will still be going back to the table with the employer and the conciliator on July 4th as planned and we will continue to work on the list.
As soon as we have an update from the July 4th bargaining process it will be posted here, please keep checking this website as it will be the only place it will be posted.
 Is
Denise
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June 16,2019

Attention CUPE 5050 members

I know you are all waiting for the results of the vote and I thank you for your patience, but there is a process that must be followed.

We spent the day counting, and checking the number of votes and the number of eligible voters according to the Trade Union Act and unfortunately there appears to be some discrepancies in the lists we have.

Therefore we will meet with the employer on Monday to discuss this. Please keep an eye on our website for a further update.

Again thanks for your patience, I know it seems like another setback but it has to be done right and that’s what we are striving to do.

IS

Denise

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Attention CUPE 5050 TA classification

If you are a Teacher’s Assistant that was hired by the board because you had ECE qualifications (which at one time was accepted by the employer) this is no longer the case.

So if this applies to you and you are applying for an ECE position and at some point you would like to return to a TA position you would need to have TA qualifications. Just a word of caution, the employer will follow the contract language and look at your experience etc but will not guarantee one way or the other that you will be successful in acquiring a TA position.

If you require further clarification you can contact me.

Denise Lewis

President

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Attention CUPE staff anyone with ECE qualifications that want to apply for ECE and Lead ECE jobs you need to be Government certified,  to do this go to this website and follow the information provided to you, this should be done as soon as possible.

https://www.ednet.ns.ca/earlyyears/pd/ClassificationforStaff.shtml

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Attention Members here is a code for a discount at Mark’s

 

Information for members when wanting to access membership discounts try using the Endless Savings App. It is a free download through App store on your mobile device. Just download enter the password which is cupens in small letters, then begin your saving

 

 

ATTENTION CUPE 5050

Union cell phones are given to the President, 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President.

 

CUPE LOCAL 5050 CELL PHONE POLICY

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning.  This day is to pay tribute to our fellow workers who have been killed or injured from a work place accident.  This year, CUPE Local 5050 and NSGEU will be co-hosting the ceremonies at the Pier Legion, Branch 128, 850 Victoria Road, Whitney Pier at 11:CUPE Local 5050 is saddened at the death of our brother Robert (Bobby) Albert Walsh. He will be sadly missed by those of us who worked with him for many years. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, co-workers and his CUPE family.  Rest easy.

 

ROBERT ALBERT WALSH

 

Sending out congratulations to Denise Lewis on being acclaimed as President and Janice Cantwell as 2nd VP. Elections for Sergeant-at-Arms will take place on May 6 at 2:00 at TL Sullivan. Also elections for Grievance, Labour Management and Education, communication Committees.

 

CUPE Local 5050 is saddened at the sudden death of our brother Richard ‘Rikki’ Terrance Deveaux. He will be sadly missed by those of us he worked with him for many years. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, co-workers and his CUPE family. Rest easy.

 

 

 

OHS PRESENTATION – NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Carmie Erickson Trade Unionist of the Year 2017 for The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour.  Carmie’s daughter Nena accepted the award in her memory on behalf off her family.

Passing information on in case anyone is able to attend, CUPE Local 1485 Inverary  Manor in Inverness is planning a rally to protest long term care cuts in Nova Scotia at 11 AM on November 17, 2017.

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CUPE COMMUNIQUE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 27, 2017

CUPE looks for a voice in the Avis Glaze Review Process

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https://novascotia.ca/adminsurvey/

Education System Administrative Review Public Survey

Nova Scotia is undertaking an Education System Administrative Review to improve the education system with the success of students at the centre.

An independent consultant, Dr. Avis Glaze, was hired by the province to review the administrative and governance system that supports our students, schools, teachers, parents, and community. That means looking at the people, processes, and structures in place to make the decisions that impact the classrooms in your community.

Please take a moment to complete this short questionnaire. Your answers will provide valuable information as part of Dr. Glaze’s review. All responses will be submitted directly to Dr. Glaze.

The opportunity to provide feedback will close on Friday, November 3.

Online survey

Fill out our online survey to share your thoughts.

For more information about the Education System Administrative Review visit www.ednet.ns.ca/adminreview.

 

For information on Member Update Bargaining School Boards click the following link:

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