Communicator Information


FEBRUARY 9, 16, 23 & 24

Purple Day Poster


Communicator Gifts

Communicators please see the poster below for details on March 9, 2023. Please drop into the office for some lively conversation, snacks, drinks and pick up your thank you gift!

Communicator Pick Up March 9 2023


Spring Event

CUPE Local 3550 members have exclusive access to the Edmonton Zoo on May 13, 2023 from 4:30-8:30pm. Members can purchase up to 6 tickets for $5 each. Please see the poster below and the pick up dates for tickets.

Spring Event Poster May 13, 2023 (3)


Ticket Pickup Times Edmonton Valley Zoo


Local 3550 Members have exclusive access to tickets to the Oil Kings Jr Hockey game March 4, 2023. This game is against the Swift Current broncos and is Super Hero Night!! Our Support Staff are Super Heroes too! Click on the link to see the poster and use the QR code to purchase tickets.

Oil Kings Poster CUPELocal3550 2023 (2)

Please click on the Holiday Greeting to see the message from President Jorge Illanes


Thank you to Loretta Strachan, the communicator at Meadowlark Christian School.

United Way Period Promise Campaign 

The United Way is launching a menstrual equity campaign, called Period Promise, and it would be great to have CUPE 3550 involved early. We want to end period poverty and promote menstrual equity. Part of this pledge Local 3550 is signing will be to provide free and inclusive access to period products in your union office and advocate for it in workspaces.

Here is the pledge information – on this page you can peruse the toolkit which contains the policy agreement and design items/posters to which you can add your logo to promote the campaign to your membership and run a collection drive if you’d like,

We would like members to tell the story of Period Promise campaign from the worker’s side of things!

Here is a list of the schools currently involved:

  • Abbott Elementary

  • Delton Elementary

  • Eastglen High School

  • Ivor Dent Elementary Junior High

  • John A McDougall Elementary

  • Norwood Elementary

  • Spruce Avenue Junior High

United Way Coats for Kids Campaign. Local 3550 is a collection site. Please send any coats, warm hats, mitts, scarves, socks, underwear to your union office

Have your filled out the CUPE Local 3550 postcard to fight cuts to education? Please only sign 1 postcard and give the other postcards to someone you know that will support the campaign! Contact to get postcards and hand them out to friends, family, neighbours, everyone! Help us flood the legislature with these postcards to stop funding cuts!  Click on this link to send a letter and watch the video featuring Local 3550 members!

Is your Communicator changing during the year? Please fill out this form and return to the union office to keep your union up to date with any changes. Click here for form.


Communicators Meetings


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CUPE Local 3550 members receive a discount at the City of Edmonton Recreation Centres. Please see the following links for the poster and the rates for members only!

City Of Edmonton Rec Centre Discount 2023

2023 Corporate Wellness Rate Sheet

A sea of PURPLE was seen on February 9 as CUPE Local 3550 members wore PURPLE in Solidarity with the bargaining committee! Our next bargaining day is February 16!! Wear PURPLE! The Division is noticing!



CUPE Local 3550
14207 115 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5M 3B6

(780) 455 1435

(780) 452 1462