Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 12, 2016 12:57 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE 15 urges public to stand up for public education

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - The Vancouver School Board is considering permanent closure of 12 to 13 schools in order to balance their budget. The BC Liberal government has increased funding to private schools while making cuts to the public system. After fifteen years of chronic underfunding, arbitrary occupancy rate requirements, downloading extra costs to boards and families, and reneging on their promise to seismically upgrade all schools by 2020, this government has clearly shown its lack of commitment to public education.

CUPE Local 15 represents 1,400 members in Vancouver schools who provide all levels of support to students. They are asking the public to join them in standing up for public education.

Who: The public
What: Rally in support of public education precedes the meeting at 6:30pm
Public Meeting on Vancouver School Board Preliminary Budget Proposals at 7pm
Where: Vancouver Technical Secondary School in the large gymnasium
2600 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: Rally at 6:30pm / Meeting at 7pm

Contact Information

  • Warren Williams
    CUPE 15 President
    604-879-4671

    Janet Szliske
    CUPE Communications Representative
    604-454-7293