CONVENTION CALL 73 rd ANNUAL CUPE ALBERTA DIVISION CONVENTION
Fort McMurray, AB | March 22-24, 2023
*In-Person Convention TO: ALL AFFILIATED LOCAL UNIONS AND DISTRICT COUNCILS
In accordance with Article 9 of the Constitution of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Alberta Division, you are hereby notified that the 73 rd Annual Convention will be held in person March 22-24 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Convention will take place at the Quality Inn, 424 Gregoire Dr. Fort McMurray, AB over the entire three (3) days, so please plan accordingly.
CUPE Women’s Conference
Mar 12, 2023 to Mar 15, 2023
Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building
Bill 32: Mapping the Workplace
Apr 18, 2023
12:00pm-1:00pm (Mountain) In this workshop, participants will learn what workplace mapping is and why we do it, different kinds of maps, what information to collect, and how to identify organic leaders.
Conflict Skills for Union Activists (OLS)
May 6, 2023
This workshop covers:- Understanding conflict as a regular part of human interaction- 5 responses to conflict and choosing the right response- Tips for preventing bias from getting in the way- Communication skills for informal conflict resolution
CUPE to rally on Parliament Hill for strong anti-scab legislation to defend workers’ rights
On January 31st, CUPE will be joining with community allies and our partners in the labour movement and the NDP to demand long overdue legislation to end the use of scab workers during labour disputes. Join us on Parliament Hill from 11:30AM-2:30PM on January 31st to make your voice heard!
In March 2022, the federal government committed to introducing legislation to prohibit the use of scabs during lockouts and strikes as part of a Confidence and Supply Agreement with the NDP. The federal government has been conducting public consultations and CUPE has been engaged in the process to make sure the concerns of CUPE members are heard loud and clear.
On January 31st, consultations will come to a close and this is a critical moment to send a strong message to the federal government about the importance of strong anti-scab legislation to protect the rights of workers in Canada.
The use of scabs undermines workers’ rights to fair bargaining by removing our capacity to withdraw our labour and tips the scales unfairly in favour of employers. CUPE members have felt the devastating impact of this unjust system on many occasions, including our members at the Port of Quebec, where workers have been locked out since September 2022.
Firefighters in Prévost, Quebec turn up the heat
Jan 18, 2023
About fifteen firefighters represented by CUPE with the Prévost fire department in the Laurentians appeared before town council to implore elected officials to accept a mediation process to improve the working conditions at the station, before negotiations begin to renew the collective agreement.
Unfortunately, the mayor flatly refused their request, while also denying that the working environment at the fire department was unhealthy. He instead left the matter solely with the conciliation process that is part of negotiations.
The previous contract expired on December 31, 2021, and despite five meetings that have taken place between the parties since that time, no significant progress has been made at the bargaining table.