List of Committees

By-Laws

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

Current Members
Brian Sandford – Executive Liaison
Jay Bennett – Chair
Zasha Gane – Co-chair
Rick Ewashko
John Mervyn

Chief Shop Steward

Current Members
Parks – Amanda Mailman
Roads – James Hawkes
Waste – Chris Holben
Fort Saskatchewan – Norm Hudon
Community Standards – Dallas Holroyd
Fleet Services & Maintenance – Maria Chaschin

City of Edmonton - Civic Bargaining Committee

Committee Members
Chris Holod
Dallas Holroyd
Richard Humeniuk
Mike Scott
Charles Rathbone – Alternate
Shayne Clarke – Alternate
Sharon Tobias – 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
Dallas Holroyd
1 Vacancy

COPE 458 – Business Agent Bargaining Committee

Committee Members
Wade Naicken
John Mervyn – Executive Liaison
Rick Ewashko – Alternate

COPE 458 – Clerical Bargaining Committee

Committee Members
Rick Ewashko
John Mervyn – Executive Liaison
Rob Marianix
Wade Naicken

COPE Clerical Hiring Committee – March 2021

Committee Members
Rick Ewashko
John Mervyn
Wade Naicken
Sharon Tobias (Chair)

COPE 458 Grievance Committee

Committee Members
Rick Ewashko
Wade Naicken
Zasha Gane
John Mervyn – Executive Liaison

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
Sterling Valentine – Recording Secretary
James Hawkes- Executive Liaison / Co-chair
Gerald Tiku
Maria Chaschin

ECOWBS

Rick Ewashko – Chair
Neil Ketler – Co-chair
Sharon Tobias – Director
Wade Naicken – Secretary Treasurer
Amanda Mailman – Director
Fritz Jajczay – Director
John Mervyn – Director
Brian Sandford – Director
Rob Marianix – Director
Jacob Yacoub – Director
Doug Laban – Trustee
Zasha Gane – Trustee

EDLC Council

Current Members
Jay Bennett
Neil Ketler
Wade Naicken
Rick Ewashko
Maria Chaschin
Zasha Gane
Sharon Tobias
Mike Scott
Diana James

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
Sharon Tobias – Chair
Rick Ewashko – Co-Chair
Neil Ketler
Zasha Gane
Wade Naicken – Executive Liaison

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.

Election/Balloting Committee – March 2021

Zach Trynacity-Popowich
Dennis Henderson
Richard Humeniuk
Shanda Gane
Nicky Plachy
Angus Potskin – Alternate
Andrew Kotscherofski – Alternate

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

EnviroAction – CUPE’s national environmental newsletter – features the most recent environmental news for CUPE activists.

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EPCOR and CUPE Local 30 Negotiations Committee

Jay Bennett – Alternate
Jody Penner – Altnernate
Pedro Franco
Doug George
Robert Markoja
Brian Sandford

Executive Board:

Eric Lewis – President
Rick Ewashko – Secretary Treasurer
Wade Naicken – Assistant Treasurer
Neil Ketler – GVP Civic
Brian Sandford – GVP EPCOR
Sharon Tobias – Recording Secretary
Chris Holben – Chief Shop Steward
Amanda Mailman – Chief Shop Steward
James Hawkes – Chief Shop Steward
Norm Hudon – Chief Shop Steward
Dallas Holroyd – Chief Shop Steward
Maria Chaschin – Chief Shop Steward
Tyler Williams – Sergeant-at-arms

Fightback

Chris Holod
Louise Hopp
Diana James
Eric Lewis
Rob Marianix
Maurice Pelletier
Charles Rathbone
Zach Trynacity-Popwich
Tyler Williams
Andriy Jereniuk

Fundraising Committee

Louise Hopp – Chair
Amanda Mailman – Executive Liaison
Shawna Goss
Debbie Ward
Rob Marianix
Shawna Lipka

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

HR Committee

Dallas Holroyd
Doug Laban
Amanda Mailman
Wade Naicken
Jacob Yacoub

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
Rick Ewashko – Executive Liaison / Co-chair
Fritz Jajczay
Wade Naicken

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
Rick Ewashko
Dallas Holroyd
Sharon Tobias

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

Promotions and Donations

Rick Ewashko – Chair
Angela Pruss
Dennis Henderson
Brian Sandford – Executive Liaison
James McGuinness (R)

Resolutions

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 – Executive Liaison
Neil Ketler
2 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)
Jacob Yacoub – Executive Liaison
Neil Ketler – Co-Chair
Wayne Gasmo (R)
Tim Graham (R)
Louise Hopp
Dennis Henderson

Standing Motions

Current Members
Neil Ketler – Chair
Rick Ewashko – Executive Liaison
Zasha Gane

Strategic Planning

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

Trustees

Dennis Henderson (1 year)
Nicole Tkachuk (2 years)
Shayne Clarke (3 years)

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

Amanda Mailman – Executive Liaison

Shanda Gane

Louise Hopp – Recording Secretary

Angela Pruss

Monica Liedke – Chair

Amanda McNutt

Sarah Michniuk

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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