Prairie Region

Education Seminar

DATE: October 26, 27 and 28, 2018

LOCATION: Edmonton Alberta

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

10111 Bellamy Hill


1. Human Rights (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

This course provides an overview of the rights and struggles of equity seeking groups, focusing on racialized groups, differently-abled people, members of the LGBTQ2+ community and Indigenous people. Participants review key human rights struggles – past and present. They also explore their own identities, develop awareness of the other and address differences as a strength and a matter of solidarity, not division.

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. Basic Health and Safety Course (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

This course prepares members to serve on local joint health and safety committees (LJHSC’s). This course provides basic health and safety training from a worker perspective. Participantscontrast the employer’s approach to health and safety with the Union’s and review tools to solve health and safety problems such as inspections, investigations, the Canada Labour Code and the Collective Agreement. They also look at strategies for mobilizing members around health and safety issue. Note: This course is for members who would be interested in serving on LJHSC’s under the Urban collective agreement however it is also open to all members who want to increase their knowledge of health and safety.

4. Basic Shop Steward (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)

This course aims to provide new stewards with basic training, knowledge and confidence. Topics include the different roles of the shop steward, how to investigate and file a grievance, communication skills, shop steward rights, the role of a steward as organizer/mobilizer and key provisions of our Urban RSMC and Private Sector Bargaining Units.

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.

**All applications are due back to the local office by Wednesday, September 12/18**

(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 Jarema Ajay Sharma

Regional Education & Organization Officer Edmonton Local Education Officer

CUPW Prairie Region TJ/kw.COPE225


Application Form



CUPW Edmonton Local


Saturday Sept 8th 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Union Office

18121 – 107 Ave. Edmonton


:Resolutions for Regional Conference to be voted on:

Vote on Motions served during the July 8th, 2018 GMM:

Notice of motion:

That two additional Chief Shop Steward of Letter Carriers be added to the Executive (Ajay Sharma)

That two additional Chief Shop Steward of RSMCs be added to the Executive (Ajay Sharma)

That the position Recording Secretary be eliminated and the Recording Secretary duties be added to the Sergeant-at-Arms/Editor position. Served: Ajay Sharma

Notice of motion:

Where as the Edmonton Local had another local added to our membership, Jasper, Hinton, Edson.

Where as Article 1.3 of the Edmonton Bylaws only mentions EDLC

Where as 9.42 of the National Constitution speaks of Labour Council

Be it resolved that Article 1.3 of the Edmonton Bylaws reads: The Local shall be affiliated to the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) and the Edmonton District Labour Council (EDLC) as well as any other Labour Councils that are part of the Edmonton Locals geographical area. Served: Larry Dionne


Notice of motion:

Be it resolved that FULL TIME HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER and GRIEVANCE OFFICER be converted into two part time HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICERS, and two part time GRIEVANCE OFFICERS.

Where as the Edmonton Local is searching to find ways to save finances

Where as creating four part time positions would save money on benefits ($1580/month), Vacation Pay, Stat Holiday, Shift Premium ($5824/year both positions)

Where as this would help with full timer officer burnout and overburdening.

Where as this would create secondary leadership.

Where as the part time officer who is on corporate time could be used for consultations, grievance hearings and health and safety meetings and any other meeting, just to mention a few.

Where as part time officer on the work floor would be more aware of the issues that members have with management.

Where as the creation of these positions would be elected under the current Bylaws as Article 5

Served: Ajay Sharma


Committee & Delegate Elections

Executive ReformationCommittee:9 core members(no more than 3 executive & 6 members from the floor. As well as equal representation specifically between, RSMC’s, Letter Carriers, members from the EMPP.)

By-Laws Committee 2 alternates (to Feb 2020)

Education Committee 1 member (to Nov 2018)

Election Committee 2 alternates (to Dec 2018)

Environment Committee 5 members (to May 2019)

Human Rights Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

First Nation Sub-Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

Organizing Committee 2 members (to Sept 2018)

Social Committee 4 members (to Nov 2018)

Temp Rights Committee 2 members (to Mar 2019)

Trustee Committee 2 members (to Sep 2019)

In the event that a member nominated is not present at the time of election, he/she must have indicated, in writing in advance, their willingness to stand for election.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers – Edmonton Local
18121 – 107 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T5S 1K4
Ph. 780-423-9000 Fax: 780-423-2883


Where designated RSMC and URBAN meetings will be held separately

Edmonton Local will be holding Strike Vote meetings on the dates, times and locations listed below.





Aug 11

9:00am EdmontonUrban OpsHoliday Inn Conference Center- 4485 Gateway Blvd

Aug 11

11:00am Edmonton RSMCHoliday Inn Conference Center-4485 Gateway Blvd

Aug 11

1:00pm EdmontonUrban OpsHoliday Inn Conference Center – 4485 Gateway Blvd

Aug 14


Camrose – Camrose Legion 6002 50 Ave, Camrose

Aug 15

4:30pm Cold Lake – Cold Lake Library 5513-48 ave Cold Lake

Aug 15


St. Paul – St. Paul Aquatic Center 4702-53 St. St. Paul

Aug 16

4:00pm Morinville – Morinville Cultural Center 9502-100 ave

Aug 16


Westlock – Spirit Centre – 9603 100 St, Westlock, AB.

Aug 21


Vermillion- Vermillion Legion 5144 Railway Ave

Aug 21


Wainwright – 650 -2nd ave Royal Bank Room, Wainwright

Aug 22

5:30pm Wetaskiwin – Wetaskiwin Library 5002-51ave

Aug 23


Athabasca -Athabasca Multiplex – 2 University Dr

Aug 25

9:00am Edson – Family of Faith – 463 – 72 St Edson

Aug 25


Hinton – Hinton Public Library – 803 Switzer Dr

Aug 25

3:30pm Jasper – Jasper Public Library 500 Robson St

Aug 25


Edmonton- RSMCUnion Office – 18121-107 ave

Aug 28


Leduc – Leduc Library – 2 Alexander Park

Aug 29


Edmonton Urban OpsItalian Cultural Center 14230 -133 Ave Edmonton
Aug 29


Edmonton – Urban OpsItalian Cultural Center 14230 -133 Ave Edmonton

Aug 29

1:30pm EdmontonUrban Ops Italian Cultural Center 14230 -133 Ave Edmonton

Aug 29


Edmonton – Urban OpsItalian Cultural Center 14230 -133 Ave Edmonton

Aug 30

5:00pm Sherwood ParkRSMC Super 8 – 26 Strathmoor Drive – Sherwood Park

Aug 30

7:00pm Sherwood Park Urban Ops Super 8- 26 Strathmoor Drive – Sherwood Park

Sept 8


Edmonton – Union Office 18121-107 Ave


Please Note: Strike Votes must be held in accordance with the guidelines laid out in the Canada Labour Code. All members must sign in at the start of the Strike Vote meeting in order to receive their Strike Vote ballot. Proof of CUPW membership or Canada Post employment must be provided at the time of signing in, examples of this could be; providing a valid CUPW membership card or current Canada Post pay stub or ID, AS WELL AS A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PICTURE ID. All members must be able to make an informed vote and as such will be required to first attend an information session before the vote will take place.

Once an information session starts, all doors will be closed to late entries, it is crucial that you arrive for the meeting start time to ensure that you will be registered and able to attend the full information session. Please plan to spend a minimum of one hour for the information session. All votes will follow after the information session.

For more information about the strike vote, and what it means from the National CUPW website click here.



September 8th@ 9 – 11 am followed by

the General Membership Meeting

at the Union Office (18121 107 Ave NW)


Canada Post is once again refusing to negotiate forcing the workers to apply the pressure and support needed for our negotiators to get us the deal we deserve!


  • Brain Storm & Discuss our plan of action

  • Volunteer Sign Up


Wednesday August 22, 2018 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Meeting to be held at our local office 18121-107 Avenue


Every Child Matters
Collecting hygiene products along with mitts, hats, and scarves for the homeless (Sept/Oct campaign)
Ecole Polytechnique (Dec)
Persons with Disabilities (Dec)
Articles for the Inside Out
Future meeting dates
Any other Human Rights issues

The HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE is an open committee, everyone is welcome.