Who we are
All Edmonton Public Schools Support Staff work in a unionized environment; the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3550. The mandate of our union is to uphold and defend our Collective Agreement, represent and support our members and to promote economic and social justice for members and for all workers. In carrying out our work, we strive to promote our core values which include the principles of solidarity, equality, democracy, integrity, and respect.
We are committed to mobilizing our energy and skills to work together to promote these values and to attain these goals in our union, our communities, and globally.
Nationally, CUPE is committed to creating a union which is inclusive, welcoming, and free from harassment, discrimination and all types of bullying and intimidation. We strive to ensure we provide a safe environment for members, staff and elected officers to carry out our work. CUPE’s expectation is that mutual respect, understanding and co-operation will be the basis of all our interaction.
news and events
The following link is from CTV news and talks about the importance of Educational Assistants. https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/these-aids-are-just-tremendous-families-worry-about-layoffs-of-educational-assistants-after-government-funding-cut-1.4873565
If you feel betrayed by the current Alberta Government about the announcement to lay off support staff as of the end of April. Please call and/or email Premier Jason Kenney, Minister Adriana LaGrange and your MLA.Tell Prime Minister Trudeau what the...
To Support Staff,I hope that you were able to enjoy your spring break!Prior to spring break, you were advised to follow the direction of your principal or DU Supervisor concerning working from home or reporting to your school if you are healthy. This...