Civic Bargaining Update from the President

Dear Brothers and Sisters, First off I would like to thank our members who attended the November 12th bargaining update meeting.  For those of you who were unable to attend, I would like to provide a brief overview.  We received an overwhelming, positive response and full support of our position in negotiations. You have empowered the bargaining committee to do whatever it takes to obtain the best deal possible for Local 30 civic unit members. As we head into mediation with the employer, more »

Arborists to the rescue… helping our friends to the south

Following the September snow storm that devasted Calgary trees, CUPE Local 30 Arborists from the City of Edmonton responded to the call for help. Four City of Edmonton trucks headed south to assist, working 11+ hour days for 2 weeks to assist in the massive cleanup effort, removing hazardous limbs from trees in several communities. Despite the "rivalry" between our cities, many thankful Calgarians appreciated CUPE Local 30s brotherly support. more »

Important News on the Pension Reform Campaign

As of today the current sitting of the Alberta legislature has been prorogued. With that all items on the order paper go away as presented.  This means that as of now the pension reform bills (9 and 10) are dead and will not hit the legislature in the near future. Thanks to the efforts of activists like you from across the province, we succeeded in forcing this bill back to committee for review. While it was under review and sitting on the order table in government we continued our opposition more »