News Archive – Benefits / Allowances / Pension


Feb 24,2021: Health Benefits available to Retirees through ARTA

Health, dental, & prescription drug insurance is available to retired Members of CUPE 520 through ARTA (Alberta Retired Teachers Association) with yearly Membership dues & monthly premiums. A copy of the current ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan Summary is available in both the Resources & Members sections.


Feb 05,2021: New LAPP Member Handbook (Pension)

You can find the 2021 version of the LAPP Member Handbook in both the Members & Resources sections.


Jan 13,2021: Blue Cross Personal Health Spending Account

The District announced today that each CUPE 520 Member’s PHSA has been credited for the 2021 allotment, with coverage effective January 1, 2021.

Visit the Resources section for the link to the Alberta Blue Cross website.


Nov 1,2020: Important Change to LAPP pension effective January 01,2021

For those Members about to retire, there has been an important change to LAPP’s Coordination Benefit that will take effect January 01,2021. Please see the link in the Members section if you believe this may apply to you.


Oct 16,2020: Vacation pay for CCSD casual employees

The District is moving to a pay-as-you-go model for paying out vacation pay to casual & seasonal CUPE Members. All vacation pay earned from May 10 to Oct 24, 2020 will be included on the pay of October 30. Thereafter, vacation pay will be paid on a regular bi-weekly basis, commencing with the pay on November 13.


Sept 21,2020: District Travel Allowance

CCSD’s travel allowance for approved personal vehicle mileage (training, working at more than 1 location, etc) has increased by 1.5 cents/km effective retroactively to Sept 1, 2020. Those of you that receive travel allowance on a regular basis should see this increase on your next reimbursement cheque in October.