2018 CUPE Convention
CUPE BC WILL:
Lobby the current Provincial Government to implement a system of recognized credentials and qualifications to regulate training for education assistants in the K-12 sector
– A large majority (over 77%) of Education Assistants (EAs) would like to see standardized training in their field.
– Because standards of practice and training vary widely between districts, creating barriers for members to transfer employment to another district and an unfair differences in qualifications for similar employment.
– There are requirements for safety and privacy of students that should be regularized between districts.
– Because training expectations should be the same for the same kind of work across the province in order to maintain a reasonable hourly pay grade.
CUPE BC K-12 Committee