Maternity/Parental Leave benefit update

Please see the memo below regarding Maternity/Parental Leave benefits.

According to the EI Maternity and Parental Benefits – Overview page of the Government of Canada’s website:

EI parental benefits are offered to parents who are caring for a newborn or newly adopted child or children.

There are two options available for receiving parental benefits: standard or extended.

  • Standard parental benefits can be paid for a maximum of 35 weeks and must be claimed within a 52 week period (12 months) after the week the child was born or placed for the purpose of adoption. The weekly benefit rate is 55% of the claimant’s average weekly insurable earnings up to a maximum amount. The two parents can share these 35 weeks of standard parental benefits.
  • Extended parental benefits can be paid for a maximum of 61 weeks and must be claimed within a 78-week period (18 months) after the week the child was born or placed for the purpose of adoption. The benefit rate is 33% of the claimant’s average weekly insurable earnings up to a maximum amount. The two parents can share these 61 weeks of extended parental benefits.
    • You can choose to claim extended parental benefits only if your child was born or placed with you for the purpose of adoption on or after December 3, 2017.

Spring 2018 Weeklong School

Spring 2018 Weeklong School
May 27 – June 1, 2018

On behalf of CUPE Union Development and CUPE BC please find the brochure and hotel information for the upcoming Spring 2018 Weeklong School in Kamloops May 27 – June 1 below.

Workshop Descriptions

Registration Deadline is May 18, 2018, but if you are interested please notify Denise Parks as soon as possible as spots fill quickly.

The weeklong school is being held at:
Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops

Picket support for CUPE 1816 members

Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

On July 7 at 6 am more than 600 members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1816 were locked out by their employer, Pacific Blue Cross.

The New Westminster & District Labour Council stands in solidarity with these members and the strong stand they have taken to protect their benefits. We have passed motions and written to CEO Jan K. Grude and the seven members of the Board of Directors with labour ties to abandon their demands for concessions, and now we are planning to join the picket line in support of CUPE 1816 members and to show the strength and unity of the labour movement to this employer.

Please join President Lori Mayhew, our delegates and affiliated unions, and the Vancouver and District Labour Council, together our Labour Councils will walk the line in solidarity with CUPE 1816 members who work at Pacific Blue Cross to provide health, dental, life and disability coverage for more than two million individuals and union members in BC. Bring your banners, flags, signs and solidarity:

Thursday July 20 at 5:30pm
4250 Canada Way, Burnaby (Pacific Blue Cross Headquarters)
Corner of Willingdon and Gilmore

Please share this widely with your members and contacts.

In solidarity,

Janet Andrews, Secretary-Treasurer
105-3920 Norland Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 4K7
Phone: 604-291-9306
www.nwdlc.ca
Facebook: nwdlc Twitter: @nwdlc

The NWDLC acknowledges that our office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish peoples