Message from the President
CUPE 5555 Member:
As most of you are aware by now our board is taking a significant hit in funding with a decrease of approximately $3.5 million.
The employer has been working over the past few weeks trying to get a budget in place for next year. Many difficult decisions have had to be made which has led to a delay in the approval process.
As of yesterday, the budget had not been passed by the Trustees for approval, causing the staffing day for all CUPE groups except E/A’s and CYW’s to be moved to June 15-17, instead of June 9-12 as originally intended.
I am unsure what effect the decrease funding will have on our overall staffing complement at this time, especially in the E.A, CYW group where we are seeing the biggest hit. I am however, staying optimistic due to the large number of retirements we are seeing this year.
It is a sad time in the education sector and we need to continue to fight the government and educate our friends, family and neighbours on what is taking place.
President CUPE 5555