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  • Long-time City of Calgary foreman elected new president of CUPE Alberta March 21, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE, AB – Delegates at CUPE Alberta’s annual convention elected Rory Gill to be their new provincial president, Thursday, wrapping up the three-day event. “I’m very honoured that members elected me to further the mission of CUPE to protect workers’ rights, promote social justice and better our society,” said Gill, shortly after his acclamation. “My […]
  • CUPE AB Executive Election (2019) March 21, 2019
    The following people were elected to positions with CUPE Alberta: President: Rory Gill (Local 709) Recording Secretary: John Vradenburgh (Local 474) General VP South: Elizabeth Bonk-Richards (Local 4731) Diversity VP: Bukola Abiona (Local 8) Young Worker VP: Tiffany Out (Local 8) Trustee (3 Year): Inderjit Gakhal (Local 1158) Area VP Medicine Hat: Sam Ferrier (Local […]
  • Rachel Notley has had workers’ backs, now workers need to have hers March 21, 2019
    The work of reforming this province to serve every-day working Albertans has just begun, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips told CUPE Alberta convention delegates on Thursday. Phillips warned that the progress Alberta has made over the last four years could easily be undone by a UCP government—which is why it’s crucial we re-elect Premier Rachel Notley to a second […]
  • Mark Hancock: “Working people need their union more than ever” March 21, 2019
    “We have our work cut out for us, nationwide and right here in Alberta,” CUPE National President Mark Hancock told convention delegates Sunday morning. Hancock stressed the urgency of re-electing Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP. “Jason Kenney has been very clear he is planning on gutting the services that Alberta families rely on—the services […]
  • Updates: Convention 2019 March 21, 2019
    Miss an event or the morning brief? Couldn’t make it to Convention 2019? Download newsletters from all three days of convention below to catch up on what you missed: DAY 1 – March 19 DAY 2 – March 20 DAY 3 – March 21 Click here to see photos from Alberta Convention 2019. The post […]
  • The last thing our economy needs right now is Jason Kenney March 21, 2019
    Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan spent the morning arming convention delegates with information to share with family, friends and neighbours during this election. McGowan took members through Kenney’s falsehoods, shattering each one as he went. From blaming Alberta’s economic woes on Rachel Notley – when in fact oil prices have dropped in all […]
  • Equality and Justice Committee launches anti-violence campaign in Alberta March 20, 2019
    Whether you work in schools, hospitals, social services or any other public service across Alberta, a growing number of CUPE members have something in common: violence in the workplace has affected them or one of their colleagues. But violence should never be “just part of the job,” in public services or anywhere else. That’s why […]
  • Brenda Reid wins Equality Award March 20, 2019
    Brenda Reid, CUPE Alberta Area VP for Red Deer, is the recipient of this year’s Equality and Justice Award. She was given the honour at this year’s CUPE Alberta convention, held in Lethbridge. Reid was cited for her tireless commitment to fairness and equality, for work that includes division liaison for CUPE Alberta Aboriginal Council […]
  • Fleury: Investing in Alberta’s future March 20, 2019
    CUPE National Secretary Treasurer Charles Fleury wants us to invest in our future—starting today. In his address to CUPE Alberta convention delegates, Fleury said CUPE’s latest budget included seventeen new staff positions across the country to handle growth in membership and workload. To date fourteen permanent jobs have been posted, including one new servicing representative […]
  • Roberts urges delegates to keep up the good fight for working people March 19, 2019
    Delegates welcomed outgoing President Marle Roberts with a standing ovation. Roberts is retiring after serving eight years as CUPE Alberta’s president. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made over the last eight years,” said Roberts. “And I’m humbled and grateful for the support and friendship you’ve given me over that time.” She talked about significant […]