Education Seminar

CUPW Prairie Region

Education Seminar

DATE:April 13, 14 and 15, 2018

LOCATION:Edmonton Alberta

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

10111 Bellamy Hill


1. Media Training (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

With the Media Training component, participants enhance their understanding of the media, and learn how to create and deliver a clear, effective message. They also look at the use of social and community media. A CUPW media specialist delivers some of this course and assists with media role-plays.

Note: This course is recommended for Local Executive members who interact with the media, or members who may do so in the future.

2. Welcome to CUPW (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

This course is for new members.  During this interactive course, partcipants learn about thir Union and find their place in it.  Topics include CUPW History and Constitution, how to write a resolution, Union vs Employer Values, Understanding Power and the many faces of activism.

3. Secretary Treasurer Course (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

This course is designed for those involved in the administration of the Union.  It will go through material most Secretary-Treasurers are expected to complete for the Union under Article 9 of the National Constitution.  This course is offered to those currently holding positions that require this knowledge.

4.  Fighting Back: A Primer in Local Postal Worker Power (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

This course is about building alliances in the community, labour movement and workplace. It will increase participants’ awareness of their power and explores how to forge community / labour movement / workplace alliances. Members find the roles they can play to strengthen their individual parts, and as a whole  

Interested members should be made aware that all sessions of the courses are mandatory. Pleases instruct participants to inform the REOO of any medical conditions that must be considered and ask participants to refrain from wearing any fragrances during the sessions to protect those with fragrance sensitivity allergies.

Participants are expected to share accommodations, any change must be authorized by the Regional Office before hand.

Registration deadline for locals to send in participant applications to the LocalOffice by February 22, 2018 (no exceptions).

This education program falls under Article 11.06 of the National Constitution and expenses for delegates are paid under Article 7.42, which include meals, transportation and accommodation. Reimbursement for childcare expenses is also available. The Union encourages all members to access this right of membership and learn how to make your own working life and that of your co-workers better.

For more information contact your shop steward, local education officer or executive member

The Struggle Continues….

Todd JaremaAjay Sharma

Regional Education & Organization OfficerEdmonton Local Education Officer

CUPW Prairie RegionTJ/kw.COPE225

Application Form

Transition Payment

Dear Edmonton Local Members:

Shared from CUPW Atlantic Region:


Sisters and Brothers,

We hope to clarify how the Transition Payment has been calculated for those Members who are not off on any type of leave at this given time. (Information on those situations should be clarified in the near future).

What is the transition payment?

It is a one-time payment that reflects a similar amount the employee would have received on Jan 11 2018.

To calculate the Transition Payment:

Take your bi-weekly gross Basic Pay (Dec 28th pay) subtract the Total calculation of the following deductions: Extended Health Care, Dental, Basic Life, Disability Insurance and Canada Post Pension. This will give you your Transition Payment.

As an example:

Let’s say your basic gross pay on pay period 26 was 2128.00.
And these were the deductions for that pay:
Pension $191.52
Extended Health. $ 4.49
Dental $1.51
Basic Life $8.27
Disability Ins $41.60
Total of the above is $247.39
You then subtract the total from the benefits ($247.39) from your gross pay ($2128.00) and that will give you your Transition Payment ($1880.61).

Hopefully this clarifies some of the issues regarding the transition payment. We will provide information regarding transition payments for members that were on leave as soon as we receive it. Please note that this transition payment does not include the Bilingual bonus, Lead Hand Allowance or the Isolated Post allowance.

Anita Bock & Mike McDonald
Atlantic Regional Union Representatives

Solidarity, Nancy

The Struggle Continues – La Lutte Continue