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Prairie School for Union Women


Prairie School for Union Women Brochure

The Prairie School for Union Women offers trade union women an intensive four days of learning and sharing in a supportive environment. The goals of the school are to develop women’s personal and leadership skills and to build solidarity among women workers.

To apply or receive more information, please contact CUPE Local 3550 by calling (780) 455-1435 or email

Weeklong School Education Opportunity

The 42nd Annual Weeklong School provides CUPE members the opportunity to develop special skills to enhance their roles in the union.
For more information please see the attached document 2018 Alberta Weeklong School

How to Apply:
Please visit the Member Information > Education & Development tab of our website. Complete the Education Funding Request Form with all of the required information, and either FAX to the CUPE 3550 office at (780) 452-1462, or mail the form to the CUPE 3550 office.
(Please note that the Submit Form button does not work at this time).


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