BURNABY - CUPE BC has launched a resource page to provide resources to Education Assistants (EAs) and those who are interested in special education issues. Find current news, research and resources, and links to information and organizations.
There are currently about 8,000 full-time EAs working in B.C.’s public school system, most of whom work part-time hours. While their formal job titles vary from one school district to the next, EAs share the common experience of working to provide direct educational services and supports to school children who need them.
EAs have increasingly raised the issue of unpaid work time. CUPE’s new resource page includes a summary document as well as the complete surveys of EAs in three British Columbia school districts. Among other things, the surveys found B.C. Education Assistants work an average of 14 to 16 unpaid days per year.
Check it out at http://www.bceducationassistants.ca/