Committees

Business Agent Hiring Committee

Committee Members
Rick Ewashko
John Mervyn
James Hawkes

By-Laws

The Bylaw Committee shall be responsible for continual review of Local 30’s bylaws.

Current Members
Rick Ewashko
Jay Bennett – Chair
Ian Bryant
Brian Sandford – Executive Liaison
Dennis Gane – Co-chair

Chief Shop Steward

Current Members
Amanda Mailman
James Hawkes
Fritz Jajczay
Norm Hudon
Dallas Holroyd
Dragisa (Doug) Laban

City of Edmonton - Civic Bargaining Committee

Committee Members
Dennis Gane
John Mervyn
Dallas Holroyd
Sterling Valentine
Aaron Morgan-Jackson (alternate)

Communication

The Communication Committee shall be responsible for reviewing incoming literature and developing a method of communicating pertinent information to the membership.

Current Members
Mike Scott
Andrew Kotscherofski
Zach Trynacity-Popowich
2 Vacancies

COPE 458 Grievance Committee

Committee Members
Rick Ewashko
Dennis Gane
Wade Naicken
John Mervyn

Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee shall be responsible for informing the Executive and membership on all matters of Diversity and Inclusion. This Committee shall promote ways of ensuring that every member of Local 30 be protected against any kind of discrimination or manifestation of racism with the facilitations of Educational programs to raise these issues through any and all channels available with the full endorsement of Local 30 membership.

Current Members
Jay Bennett – Chair
Paul Mitchell
Gerald Tiku
James Hawkes
Sterling Valentine – Recording Secretary

National Aboriginal Day events Calendar

ECOWBS

Rick Ewashko – Chair
Dennis Henderson – Director
Wade Naicken – Director
Rob Marianix – Director
Doug Laban – Trustee
Neil Ketler – Co-chair
Fritz Jajczay – Director
Brian Sandford – Director
Jacob Yacoub – Director
Dennis Gane – Trustee
Mike McCann – Director
John Mervyn – Director

EDLC Council

Current Members
Jay Bennett
Neil Ketler
Wade Naicken
Rick Ewashko
Mike McCann
Maria Chashin
Dennis Gane
Paul Mitchell
Sharon Tobias

Education

The Education Committee shall institute a program of education covering Union principles and methods, management and community relations for the Shop Stewards and the membership at large, which will be carried on throughout the year in cooperation with the Executive Committee; short courses, lectures, audio-visual, discussion groups or other mediums to be used in the program. The Committee shall cooperate with the Education Department of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Current Members
Rick Ewashko – Co-chair
Sharon Tobias – Chair
Neil Ketler – Executive Liaison
Dennis Gane
Wade Naicken

Please contact Rick Ewashko (Chair of the Education Committee) for any questions or further information. Rick can be reached at 780-426-6050 or 780-903-9174 or email to local30@shawbiz.ca or rickewashko@shawbiz.ca.

REMINDER: All applications must be submitted thru the CUPE Local 30 Education Committee for approval. Please DO NOT send your application directly to the agency offering the course.

Environment

The Environment Committee shall be responsible for informing the Executive and membership on all matters of Environmental Awareness. The Committee will work in conjunction with CUPE National, the CUPE Alberta Division, the Alberta Federation of Labour and Canadian Labour Congress Environmental Committees as well as other groups that share our Environmental concerns. This Committee shall review and provide recommendations on all Environmental matters as required.

Current Members
Tyler Williams – Chair
4 Vacancies

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Fundraising Committee

Peggy Dalrymple
Lousie Hopp
Amanda Mailman (Executive Liaison)
Debbie Ward

Grievance BA’s

Current Members
Wade Naicken
John Mervyn
Rick Ewashko (alternate)

Historical

The Historical Committee shall be responsible for maintaining and recording any Historical events or documents’ relating to Local 30’s History. This Committee shall be responsible for educating the membership on History of Local 30 and it’s contributing members..

Current Members
Vacant
5 Vacancies

Meeting Attendance

The Meeting Attendance Committee shall develop ways and means of interesting membership in their responsibility to attend meetings. Working in cooperation with the Executive Committee they shall use whatever means are at their disposal to increase interest and attendance at Local Meetings.

Current Members
James Hawkes – Chair
Wade Naicken
Mike McCann
Fritz Jajczay
Rick Ewashko – Executive Liaison / Co-chair

O H & S

Current Members
Rob Marianix – Executive Liaison
Amanda Mailman – Chair
Dennis Henderson
Norm Hudon
Jan Tollenaar

Officer’s Salary Committee

Current Members
James McGuinness
Neil Ketler
Brian Sandford
Rob Marianix
Wade Naicken

Policy

Current Members
Wade Naicken

Political Action

The Political Action Committee shall be responsible for informing the Executive and membership on all matters of political awareness. The Committee will work in conjunction with the CUPE Alberta Division and the Alberta Federation of Labour Committees on Provincial and Federal political matters, and shall review and provide recommendations on all civic political matters as required.

Current Members
Doug Laban
Mike Scott
Sterling Valentine
Alan Parkes
Tyler Williams – Chair

Promotions and Donations

Rick Ewashko
Angela Pruss
Dennis Henderson
Brian Sandford
James McGuinness

Resolution

The Resolution Committee shall be responsible for preparing resolutions to be submitted by the Local to the Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Alberta Federation of Labour, Canadian Union of Public Employees – Alberta Division Conventions or Conferences. All resolutions will be approved by the general membership.

Current Members
Doug Laban
Rick Ewashko
Mike McCann
Neil Ketler
1 Vacancy

Social

The Social Committee shall be responsible for arranging and organizing all social functions of the Local.

Current Members
Gary Machney (R) – Chair
James McGuinness (R)
Mike McCann – Executive Liaison
Neil Ketler – Co-Chair
Wayne Gasmo (R)
Tim Graham (R)
Louise Hopp
Dennis Henderson

Standing Motions

Current Members
Neil Ketler – Chair
Dennis Gane
Rick Ewashko – Executive Liaison
Mike McCann
1 Vacancy

Strategic Planning

Current Members
Rick Ewashko
Mike McCann
Dave Scharf
Sterling Valentine
Executive Liaison – James McGuinness

Women’s Committee

To actively seek to involve women members in the activities of our Union. To advocate for Women’s rights, needs and issues in the workplace.

Current Members
Angela Pruss – Executive Liaison
Shanda Gane
Sharon Tobias
Louise Hopp
Yvonne Johnston

CUPE – Economy at Work

Women at work: still a long way to go
CUPE’s work for gender justice has a clear goal: not one step back. We push governments at all levels to apply a gender lens to budgets and update policies to recognize the impact of intersecting forms of discrimination. A review of the latest statistics about women and work reminds us that our collective work for equity and human rights is far from over. All statistics draw on the latest available information – dates vary by source and study.
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