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  • CUPE calls for more COVID-19 protection at nursing homes April 5, 2020
    CALGARY – One fifth of the staff at McKenzie Town Care Centre have tested positive for COVID-19, a situation that has their union calling for big changes to the way the province handles staffing in the long-term care sector. CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill wrote to Health Minister Tyler Shandro suggesting detailed measures to prevent […]
  • Health care centers need single employer rules March 31, 2020
    In the wake of the COVID 19 crisis, a union representing auxiliary nursing and support staff is calling for staffing changes. CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill says Alberta should impose ‘single site staffing’, to limit the spread of the coronavirus. CUPE represents 150 employees at Mackenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary. There have been […]
  • Kenney government fires school employees, CUPE warns of brain drain March 28, 2020
    EDMONTON – The union representing most K-12 educational staff in Alberta schools called the Kenney government heartless and thoughtless for laying off thousands of school workers for the last two months of the school year. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced today that the Kenney government was withdrawing funding to school districts for staffing during the […]
  • Weeklong School Cancelled due to COVID-19 March 25, 2020
    Weeklong School, which was scheduled for May 25-29, 2020 has been cancelled.  For full details please click on the link below. The post Weeklong School Cancelled due to COVID-19 appeared first on CUPE Alberta.
  • A message from CUPE Alberta President March 19, 2020
    Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers, I first want to thank you all for the incredible work you are all doing on behalf of your members and the public. The COVID-19 crisis is testing us all in ways few could have imagined and CUPE members throughout Alberta have demonstrated the very best values of public service […]
  • Income supports for workers during the Coronavirus pandemic March 19, 2020
    For information regarding income supports for workers please click below:   The post Income supports for workers during the Coronavirus pandemic appeared first on CUPE Alberta.
  • Support for workers who have to stay home due to quarantine March 19, 2020
    After a week of delay and denial, the Alberta government has finally lived up to it’s promise to provide PAID leave to those who have to isolate for 14 days. From the government website (for full information click the link here: alberta.ca/release.) Financial supports for Albertans Albertans should be focused on their health and not worry […]
  • Alberta Federation of Labour plan for the economy March 19, 2020
    The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has produced a rescue plan for Alberta’s economy – which is being battered by the COVID-19 crisis and the collapse in the price of oil. Read it here: AFL – Alberta Rescue Plan The post Alberta Federation of Labour plan for the economy appeared first on CUPE Alberta.
  • Message to CUPE members regarding coronavirus March 16, 2020
    To CUPE members across Alberta, The spread of the coronavirus around the world has led to numerous workplace issues that CUPE is dealing with. Each sector and workplace has their own issues, and CUPE staff and local executives are working around the clock to address them as best we can. National Representatives are available by […]
  • CUPE Alberta Convention 2020 – Postponed March 13, 2020
    A message from CUPE Alberta Executive regarding CUPE Alberta Convention March 18-20, 2020 in Fort McMurray, AB: After reviewing recommendations from public health and government officials, the executive of CUPE Alberta decided late Thursday evening to postpone our annual convention, scheduled to take place next week in Fort McMurray. We’ve made this decision to slow […]