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  • Vigil Service – Sister Deborah Onwu October 19, 2020
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  • NOTLEY: You are the target of Kenney’s ‘fiscal reckoning.’ October 8, 2020
    “The Alberta Advantage isn’t under the ground, it’s sitting in your seat.” NDP Leader Rachel Notley used her speech to CUPE Alberta’s convention to articulate an alternative economic approach to Jason Kenney’s ‘fiscal reckoning.’ Notley said UCP Leader Jason Kenney is attacking the public sector and the people who work in it. “They’re doubling down […]
  • Charles Fleury – CUPE has resources for the fight with Kenney October 8, 2020
    National Secretary Treasurer Charles Fleury addressed the Alberta convention with a message of solidarity and support in our fights with the Kenney government. But he was also practical about where the union stands in the midst of the COVID crisis. “CUPE National has the resources to continue to offer the services our members count on,” […]
  • CUPE ALBERTA CONVENTION DAY 2 – DAILY NEWS October 8, 2020
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  • Mark Hancock – COVID hurting those already hurting the most October 7, 2020
    CUPE National President Mark Hancock spoke to delegates saying the pandemic has exposed problems in Canada. But it’s also making clear the value of front-line responders. “First responders and health care workers saving lives, education and childcare workers finding new ways to support children, and municipal workers keeping communities clean and safe, you kept communities […]
  • “President Timing” fights back against anti-worker government October 7, 2020
    CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill laughs about the fact his son calls him, “President Timing.” Gill took office only a few weeks before Jason Kenney was elected. Shortly after, the new Premier started a campaign of cutbacks and fights with working people. “For four years, Marle Roberts got to report progress union members were making,” said […]
  • CUPE ALBERTA CONVENTION DAY 1 – DAILY NEWS October 7, 2020
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  • Eagle Ridge Nest Child Care Centre workers vote to unionize September 2, 2020
      FORT MCMURRAY- Nineteen childcare workers at Eagle Ridge Nest Child Care Centre have joined CUPE after a certification vote held August 20, 2020. CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill welcomed the group into CUPE. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for families and businesses across Alberta and childcare is no exception,” said Gill. “As workers […]
  • CUPE Alberta calls on UCP to use federal funding to cap class sizes August 26, 2020
    EDMONTON – CUPE Alberta is calling on the UCP government to use newly announced federal funding to reduce class sizes across Alberta schools by hiring more teachers. “With class sizes at current levels, it doesn’t matter what PPE students and teachers have, because physical distancing will be impossible,” said CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill. “No […]
  • Minister of Education refuses to talk about school safety August 25, 2020
    EDMONTON- CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill released the following video message after the Minister of Education refused an emergency meeting with him on behalf of 8,700 CUPE members who work in the education sector. Gill requested the meeting as the Government of Alberta sends students and education workers back to school with no plan in […]