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 »

ECECAF Scholarship Changes

Attention all employees who may be applying for the scholarship from the Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund.  There are many changes effective this year on how and when you can apply for the scholarship.  For more information please go to this link: http://ececaf.ca/forms New guidelines effective for post-secondary entrance start date of September 1, 2014 include that applications are to be submitted AFTER term completion. That is, for the Fall 2014 term, apply at the end of more »

CUPE Negotiator finds strength to bargain for members despite family tragedy

EDMONTON – For most parents, having a 35-year-old daughter with a terminal illness would make their job the last thing on their mind; however, CUPE Local 30 Business Agent Al Halaby found negotiating a collective agreement allowed him to focus on the future. With his daughter Adele hospitalized after complications from surgery, Halably’s wife quit her job to provide 24/7 care for their daughter. Although Halaby did not have this same option, CUPE Local 30 accommodated his hours of work so more »