Canadian Union of Public Employees

Edmonton Public Schools Support Staff

P: (780) 455 1435 | F: (780) 452 1462 | E: cupe3550@telus.net

Discount for CUPE Local 3550 Members

 Show your CUPE Local 3550 Membership card and receive a discount at City of Edmonton Facilities. Please click on the links below to see the opportunities and discount you receive as a Member.  Start your health and wellness program today!

 

 

CorpWellnessBrochure2019 city of Edmonton

CWP_PromoPoster_Membership City of Edmonton

Safe and Caring Schools Orange Shirt Day

Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is proud to lead the Orange Shirt Program in Alberta throughout the year, promoting awareness and education of the history and legacy of Residential Schools. It is important to understand the experiences of Residential School Survivors, Intergenerational Survivors and those that did not survive.

Jasper Place High School Grade 11 student, Farrah Ochiese’s design has been selected as the logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program! It will be featured on the front of the official Alberta Orange Shirt, worn to honour Residential School Survivors and to promote ongoing Reconciliation.

Ochiese entered the contest after learning about it from one of her teachers. Ochiese, whose family originates from Driftpile First Nation in Treaty 8 territory, describes her artwork as “a mother trying to keep her children safe, under her wing, within her.” “It’s scary losing a child in a mother’s vision, something you grew to love and raise.”   Ochiese wants all Albertans to know that “all children are precious – they’re our next generation.

 

http://safeandcaring.ca/orangeshirtprogram/

Orange Shirt Day September 27, 2019

Orange Shirt Day

Friday, September 27th

Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation and remembering the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Wearing an Orange Shirt acknowledges the harm done by residential schools and honours those who survived and those who did not. Learning about residential schools and their legacy and wearing an Orange Shirt shows a commitment to the principle that Every Child Matters.   The official day is September 30th. However, this year, we will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on September 27th.

  • A date in September was chosen because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.
  • Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

1919 Great Labour Revolt Centennial Commemoration

The Alberta Labour History Institute is hosting a free weekend workshop in Edmonton to commemorate the international workers’ rising of 1919.

While the event is free, our need to purchase sufficient food for attendees and to ensure that we are not overtaxing the capacity of the Ukrainian Hall requires people to pre-register in order to attend.

Contact ALHI president Alvin Finkel at finkel@telusplanet.net by October 4th to register for the event and indicate what portion you will be attending, whether you have any food allergies, and if you will require childcare.

The attached document outlines the program for the event. Please copy it to whatever social media sites you participate in and/or let everyone in your e-mail directory know!

919 GREAT LABOUR REVOLT CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION
October 11 & 12, 2019
Ukrainian Centre, 11018-97 Street, Edmonton

Click here for more information  1919 Brochure

PD Day September 23-Book a Union Rep today.

Do you have questions? Are you interested in finding out more about your collective agreement? Would you like to know what CUPE Local 3550 does and how you can get involved? Are you interested in finding out about the Social Justice CUPE 3550 supports? We can help support staff  become members, get a Union card and find out the benefits of being a member. Usually 1 hour but could be longer if necessary, we will have a Q & A period for your questions. Book a Union Rep. to come out to your site on a PD Day. Please call 780-455-1435 to book a date. Book now as dates fill up fast! You must have permission from your principal or supervisor.

Election Training

Canadians will vote for a new federal government on October 21, 2019.

That’s just over a month from now. We need to be ready to help elect a government that will stand up for workers and their families.

Join us for election training on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Register now:

https://action.canadianlabour.ca/eetc

Join fellow union members and labour leaders to hear about the movement’s national campaign: A Fair Canada for Everyone. You’ll also connect with activists in your area.

The training will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will take place at Hudsons Pub, 10307 Whyte Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9.

Let’s make sure our voices are heard during this election.

See you then.

Marie Clarke Walker
Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of Canada’s unions

Planning For Retirement

Information regarding planning for retirement.

PLANNING  FOR RETIREMENT

Labour Day BBQ and Stuff a Purse

A very successful Labour Day BBQ where all the donations of purses, bags, backpacks, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, socks, underwear, and so much more was handed out. We gave everything away. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!! THANK YOU for all of your support for the Stuff a Purse campaign. We will be doing this campaign again coming soon, so start saving those bags!

Would you like questions answered about your Collective Agreement?

Do you have questions? Are you interested in finding out more about your collective agreement? Would you like to know what CUPE Local 3550 does and how you can get involved? Are you interested in finding out about the Social Justice CUPE Local 3550 supports? We can help support staff  become members, get a Union card and find out the benefits of being a member. Usually 1 hour but could be longer if necessary. Book a Union Rep. to come out to your site on a PD Day. Please call 780-455-1435 to book a date. Book now as dates fill up fast! You must have permission from your principal or supervisor.