Anti-Contracting Out

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The Anti-Contracting out Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members elected from the general membership meeting.  Their Duty shall be to monitor and review the contracting out of all work done or expected to be done by members of CUPE 72 8 except work performed as outlined in Article 4, Section 1 or any subsequent numbering of the Collective Agreement.  All reports and proposals of this committee shall be made available to members for information at the next general membership meeting, following presentation to the Executive.  Also, the reports and proposals are to be published in the monthly Chronicle that precedes the meeting the reports and proposals are tabled at


In the Collective Agreement, 2019-2022, under Article 16 Job Security, it states:

Contracting out

16.22 The Board will not engage a contractor to do work where the effect of such contractingout will result in the lay-off of current employees or failure to recall a laid off employee.

16.221 In every circumstance where the School Board is considering the contracting out of bargaining unit work, the School Board will consult with the Union a reasonable period in advance of the date contracting out is to occur and will give due consideration to alternatives the Union may propose.

16.223 A joint contracting out committee will meet at least once every two (2) months during the school year to review the contracting out of work which may be performed by the Board’s own employees.

The Committee members are:

  • Bill O’Donnell
  • Manny Tunchez
  • Mark Kawakami


February 2022 Chronicle Report

Recently the Union met with the employer regarding the following: The Employer (ER) discussed contracting out the
chemical testing for hot water. The cold-water testing will still be in-house. The ER is wanting to change a Trades helper position to a Tradesperson. The ER contracted out snow removal over the last few days. Unfortunately, there was one day where the ER did NOT let the Union know about contracting snow removal and the Union is currently dealing with this. The Union also had discussion about allowing additional Support Staff to help with snow removal, as that was not done this year but was done last year. For snow removal days and that the ER was wanting 5am start. At this point, the discussions are still on-going and will be updated when more information is available.