People depend on Public Education;
Public Education depends on People to deliver it.
Welcome to the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 947 website. CUPE 947 represents over 800 support staff working for the Greater Victoria School District. Our local represents members who work as Educational Assistants, Clerical, Information Technology, Audio-Visual, Transportation and Facility Rentals.
Our members provide services that assist in providing a quality education for approximately 19,000 students in 27 Elementary Schools, 10 Middle Schools, and 7 Secondary Schools. We also provide support services in other locations throughout the district.
Our website will bring you current information and contacts for your executive. Please feel free to connect with us as we work together to make the Greater Victoria School District a safe, supportive,work-site for all our members.
We have begun an adventure with CUPE National to advocate for our EAs to be the ones that provide before and after school care in our Daycare Centres. We currently have staff that work in our schools all day then walk across to the respective Out-of-School care to continue to care for children at considerably lower wages – and it also doesn’t contribute to their pension etc (and that’s just a small part of what benefits our staff – not to mention the benefits to families and children). While I know that not all EAs will want this work – no doubt there are many that would like the opportunity.
Please take the take the time to read the attached fact sheet and then on and click on the link:
If you sign on it automatically generates emails to all our Trustees.
I would ask that if you have families you know send it to them with the fact sheet
So have a look, let’s do what we can to make this happen and get some better jobs for our EAs.