Resources

Constitution & Bylaws

CUPE Constitution
The CUPE Constitution determines the union’s objectives and how the union operates. It forms the basis for the functioning of more than 2,300 CUPE local unions across Canada.

Local 556 Bylaws
Our bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run.  The bylaws for our local are prepared and voted upon by the membership and have been approved by CUPE National. If you have any questions regarding these documents, contact your shop steward or your Unit Vice President.

Benefits & Pensions

City of Courtenay
Extended health benefits provider is Pacific Blue Cross

Town of Comox
Extended health benefits provider is Pacific Blue Cross

The Town of Comox Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can be found at www.shepell.com or call 1-800-363-3872. If you have any questions please contact Janice Wright.

Village of Cumberland
Extended health benefits provider is Pacific Blue Cross

The Village of Cumberland Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can be found at www.uics.ca or call 250-338-4533 or email info@uics.ca.

Comox Valley Regional District
Extended health benefits provider is Pacific Blue Cross

The Comox Valley Regional District Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can be found at www.walmsley.ca or call 1-800-481-5511. The EFAP is a confidential, professional counselling service. Employees, spouses, and dependant children are able to access the service at no additional charge (it is part of the benefit plan provided by the CVRD). The service provides assistance with personal and/or family issues such as stress, depression, addictions, relationships, grief and loss, and parenting issues. The service also covers career, nutrition and naturopathic counselling.  Family members are able to make use of the service independently and do not need the employee to be involved unless they wish. The website also provides useful information on different topics.

To get the user ID and password you can contact the human resources department or go into the main office lunch room where there are several business cards on the bulletin board for staff to take. If you have any questions please contact human resources.

Pensions:
All four units in our local are part of the BC Municipal Pension Plan.

Pensions

All four units in our local are part of the BC Municipal Pension Plan.