News and Events



Canada Pension Investment Board Public Meeting

The Canada Pension Investment Board (CPPIB) hosts meetings in each province every two years, and the Alberta meetings are coming up in April! These meetings are a great opportunity for workers and retirees to get accurate information about their CPP savings directly from the experts who manage the fund, especially in the current climate of misinformation surrounding the CPP. 
Edmonton’s meeting starts at 6 PM on April 17th, at the TIMMS Centre for the Arts at the University of Alberta! Register for the event HERE!

CUPE Alberta Healthcare Townhall

CUPE Alberta is hosting a virtual Healthcare town hall tomorrow (April 18th) at 6 PM! Hear the voice of real healthcare workers on what the real problems that the Alberta healthcare system is facing and real solutions top them! Register HERE!


Come and join CUPE Local 3550 at the Edmonton Valley Zoo on May 11th, 2024, for our Spring Zoo Event!

Members can purchase up to 6 tickets to the zoo at $5 per ticket! Children under 2 years of age get in for free! Tickets cover admission to the zoo between 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM on May 11th, 2024 and cannot be used at other dates and times.

Tickets go on sale on April 1st, 2024! You can find out more HERE! You can find a ticket order form HERE.

Tickets must be picked up at the Union office. Please note that a completed order form does not guarantee or reserve tickets, and that tickets are first come, first served until supplies last.

The Union Office will be open for 2024 Spring Zoo Event ticket pick-up during the following additional dates and times:


April 11th & 12th: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

April 13th, 20th, & 27th: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


On February 13, CUPE joined the Canadian Health Coalition, and other unions and allies, at a rally and lobby day on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. We were there to protest the continuing privatization of health care and to re-state our demand for universal public pharmacare plan for all.

Under confidence and supply agreement they signed with the NDP, the Liberals have promised to introduce a pharmacare bill by March 1, 2024. There is reason to be hopeful that we are on the path to making universal public drug coverage a reality.

We need your help to make it happen by promoting this appeal to MPs to your membership.

Nearly three million people in Canada can’t fill their prescriptions because they can’t afford them. Together we can change that.

Do your part, send a letter to your MP and encourage your members to do the same.

ATA New Shout Out: Alberta Failing to Live up to its Social Contract

Check out This Analysis (written up by CUPE 3550’s very own Jorge Illanes) on the failure of the Alberta government and municipal school boards in providing adequate support to public education and education workers.

As hate groups attack 2SLGBTQ+ youth, Canada’s labour movement rises to the moment

The Orchard has an Excellent Write-up on the protests and counter-protests that happened this last September, and the place of organized labour in making sure that schools and society is a safe place for all.



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