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Festival of Trees Entry

2018 Festival to Trees Entry

Thank you to the committee members, the beautiful handmade decorations on our tree look amazing. The theme this year is ROYAL CHRISTMAS. If you attend the Festival of Trees please put in your vote for the CUPE 3550 Tree.

Festival of Trees 2018

Lest we forget


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Many of those we remember on November 11 are strangers to us. To hear local experts talk about grief and grief-recovery come to Whitemud Crossing Library on November 20, 2018 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Talk to your Co-workers, family and friends and help them remember their loved one.

CUPE Task Force on Governance survey available online now

This survey is an important part of the structure of the National Executive Board.

CUPE members are invited to participate in a new online survey on governance.

Please take a few minutes to do this survey, your opinion is very important.

CUPE’s National Executive Board (NEB) – Structure of the NEB (Article 7.2)

We currently have a 23-member National Executive Board. There are seven more seats on that Board now than in 1963, but it is still largely based on regional representation.

There are two full-time National Officers, and five General Vice-Presidents (GVPs). This is unchanged from our first convention. These seven positions still form the National Executive Committee, as they have since 1963.

There were originally only nine Regional Vice-Presidents (RVPs): 1 each for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec; 2 for Ontario, and 2 for the “Atlantic Region”. Over the years the number of RVPs has increased to fourteen.

The National Executive Board initially met a minimum of five times between National Conventions. It now meets eight times between Conventions.

The roles of the NEC and the NEB, as described in the constitution, remain essentially unchanged. And the roles of the two National Officers have seen only minor changes.

Monthly Membership Meetings


Attending your monthly membership meeting provides you with information about what is happening in your Union, Locally and Nationally. Find out what the latest news is and what the issues are.

NEW: This Meeting will be held at:

CUPE 3550 Union Office
14207 – 115 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Meeting Time: 7pm – 9pm

Building Society Meeting:  6:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Please be our guest for dinner on December 4. We will be providing fixings for sandwiches from 5:30-6:45 pm 

Last chance to pick up your free Kids Christmas Party Event tickets to Galaxyland or World Waterpark from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm on December 4.


NEXT MEETINGS: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, 2019




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On the Line with CUPW

CUPW Line Nov 16 2018

CUPE Local 3550 showing Solidarity in support of CUPW

Impairment in the Workplace

OH & S information sheet on Management of Impairment in the Workplace.

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Joining a Union the best investment

Joining a Union is the best investment of all. Please take some time to read this very informative document.

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October is Canadian Library Month

Please support your local Library workers and visit a Library near you or in your school!

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Kid’s Christmas Event


CUPE Local 3550 Kid’s Christmas Event

December 14, 2018

How can I get my Union card?  Have you filled out the Yellow Member Application form and paid your $2 initiation fee?

Come to the meeting on October 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Central Lion’s Senior Centre 11113 113 St. You will be sworn in, we will give you your new card and you can pick up your 6 free tickets for the Kids Christmas Event, make sure you bring your ticket order form.

You can call the office at 780-455-1435 and make an appointment to be sworn in and get your card.

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