Fall 2018 Weeklong School

Fall 2018 Weeklong School
October 28 – November 2, 2018

On behalf of CUPE Union Education and CUPE BC please find the brochure for the upcoming Fall 2018 Weeklong School in Nanaimo October 28 – November 2 below.

Workshop Description

Registration Deadline is October 12, 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 Bastion Inn
11 Bastion Street
Nanaimo

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