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  • Untitled June 9, 2021
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  • Edmonton schools will have fewer staff than before the pandemic – and it’s Kenney’s fault May 28, 2021
    For immediate release EDMONTON – The provincial president of the union representing non-teaching staff at Edmonton Public Schools says there will be fewer support staff in September than there were in September 2019, before the pandemic. When asked why, CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill replied, “Two words. Jason Kenney.” Gill says underfunding and cuts done under […]
  • Union drive hits hurdles as Alpha House fights dirty May 13, 2021
    For immediate release Union drive hits hurdles as Alpha House fights dirty CUPE accuses social service provider of firing key organizer, intimidating staff CALGARY – An attempt to unionize about 300 employees of Alpha House Society is turning ugly after the agency fired a key union organizer and interfered in attempts to organize a union. […]
  • Long-Term Care Facilities -Many unable to meet basic needs of seniors May 7, 2021
    Media Release May, 6, 2021 Seniors Care Staff Study Calls for More Time to Care Report reveals more than 40 per cent of seniors care centres can’t meet adequate care needs Edmonton – A new Parkland Institute study, Time to Care: Staffing and Workloads in Alberta’s Long-term Care Facilities, by Parkland research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae, reveals […]
  • Student support workers call on the UCP to recognize them as critical, front-line workers April 27, 2021
    Student Support Staff at Edmonton Public School District are calling on the government to recognize them as critical workers. Members of CUPE Local 3550 are speaking out after a number of education workers were excluded from the Critical Worker Benefit – a $1200 lump sum payment promised to those who have worked on the front […]
  • CUPE AB DELIVERS 30,000 LETTERS TO LEGISLATURE April 16, 2021
    CALL ON JASON KENNEY AND THE UCP TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH CARE. CUPE Alberta delivered 30,000 letters to the Legislature today. The letters, written to MLAs from concerned Alberta citizens, call on the UCP government to stop its attack on public health care. “We are in the midst of a global pandemic. The government should […]
  • ROOTS TO POWER 3 – REGISTER NOW April 15, 2021
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  • COVID-19 – Vaccines – Frequently Asked Questions April 14, 2021
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  • CUPE 4070 members ratify new contract with WestJet March 24, 2021
    CUPE members working at WestJet’s mainline have signed off on their first collective bargaining agreement. Members voted over the weekend to ratify the tentative collective agreement reached in February. The five-year agreement includes wage increases, and significant movement towards industry-standard scheduling and pay calculation rules. “This is the first collective agreement for members, so it’s an […]
  • CUPE Alberta endorses Team Unite in upcoming CLC election March 19, 2021
    At the CUPE Alberta annual convention on Thursday morning, delegates voted overwhelmingly to support the candidacy of Bea Bruske, Siobhan Vipond and Lily Chang for positions on the executive of the Canadian Labour Congress. The election is taking place at the CLC virtual convention on June 16-18. The motion from the floor, put forward by […]