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

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In the Collective Agreement, 2022-2025, 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 contracting out 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 2023/2024 Committee members are:

  • Blair Hofer
  • Des Caines
  • Amanda Williams
  • Andrew Truman
  • Allan Henricks