Attention All CUPW Local 730 Members!!!
9:30am – 11:30
(Prior to the June GMM)
Saturday, June 2nd
The Local Union Office
(18121 – 107 Ave, Edmonton)
Our National Convention is scheduled for May of 2019. National Convention is the time that we come together as a Union to make changes and improvements on how our Union operates at all levels, Nationally, Regionally and Locally.
Before we get to that stage, however, you have the opportunity to have your say. Resolutions are drafted at local levels by all members of the local that wish to participate. If you have an idea or a thought about something you would like to see our Union doing, or not doing, please join us, all members are welcome. There will be an info session on how to write a resolution at that start of the workshop. All resolutions that are drafted and ready to present will be voted on at the June 2ndGeneral Membership Meeting, time permitting.
If you are from one of our affiliate offices and cannot make it into our office please send in your resolution or an idea that you would like to have brought forward and the reasons why. Please contact Nancy for more information, 1-877-423-2879 ext.1, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail. Please do include your contact information with your submission.
Looking forward to hearing and seeing how we can help our Union grow
in respect and solidarity,
CALLING ALL SISTERS!
THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!
The Edmonton Women’s Committee has been operating since 1999. We are one of the oldest active committees across Canada. We are highly regarded for our ground breaking Equinoxes where local members have come together to be educated on women’s issues, have a safe place to share workplace concerns and build solidarity. The Edmonton local is well known for its many strong women activists some of whom have represented CUPW at the Regional and National level. Women like Lynn Bue (1stWomen VP at CUPW National), Asma Burney and Sue Wilson (members of National Negotiating Committees) and more recently Karen Kennedy (Winner of the Jim Shewchuk Award by the EDLC for her many and ongoing contributions to the Labour Movement). These sisters and many more have all been enriched and encouraged by our Local Women’s Committee. My own Union involvement started with going to an Equinox event.
However in the last few years, the Women’s Committee has struggled to find its feet. As working women balancing family and life commitments it has been hard to add yet another meeting, another event to the list. There are issues of sexual harassment, pregnancy accommodations and childcare where we have been silent or simply at a loss as to how to respond. This is not just an Edmonton issue. All over the country, local women’s committees are struggling to be relevant, to have a purpose. But, there are glimmers of hope.
From April 6 to 8 we held the Prairie Regional Women’s Conference in Edmonton. 36 sisters gathered from all over the Prairie Region to learn about Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Harassment in the workplace. We bonded together over Yoga, Line Dancing and crafts. Everyone left the weekend feeling energized to go back to their locals and keep up the good fight. We exchanged ideas and agreed that as Union women we need to have space to come together and empower each other not just at work but in our lives.
So on Saturday June 16 at10:00 am to 12:00pm there will be a Women’s Committeemeeting at the Union Office (18121-107 Ave.)Bring your ideas, energy and enthusiasm. Issues for education? Charity projects supporting women? Solidarity and empowerment ideas? The floor is open. The Committee will supply snacks and refreshments. Children welcome.
CUPW Edmonton Local
DATE: June 8, 9 and 10, 2018
LOCATION: CUPW Edmonton Local Office
18121 – 107 Ave, Edmonton, AB.
Welcome to CUPW (Urban or RSMC)
This course is for new members or those that want to have a better understanding of why CUPW takes the postions it does with regards to corporate incentives, bonuses, quality of life programs, etc. During this interactive course, partcipants learn about their 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.
Registration deadline for locals to send in participant applications to the Local Office by * May 30 , 2018 * ** Please note the change of date for applying. We will still accept applications up until the orginally stated application date on circulated applications but may not be able to secure full book offs for those that work Fridays as per our CA if we do not get applications in by May 30/18**
Expenses for delegates are paid under Article 7.42 in our National Constitution, 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….
Local Education Officer
CUPW Local 730 Edmonton