John Malcolmson | CUPE Research
A recent report looking at the performance of clerical work in BC’s public school system explores how CUPE members have fared in the wake of a decade of government austerity and service cuts.
Under Duress: the intensification of clerical work in BC’s public school system is based on an online survey of clerical workers undertaken in the spring of 2014, along with a review of relevant research, and analysis of school budgeting. About 1,300 clerical staff in 49 BC school districts completed this survey for a response rate of close to 30 per cent.
The report calls for workers, CUPE and public school employers to work together to address key issues and concerns raised and to improve the work environment faced by K-12 clerical staff.