Who we are
All Edmonton Public Schools Support Staff work in a unionized environment; the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3550. The mandate of our union is to uphold and defend our Collective Agreement, represent and support our members and to promote economic and social justice for members and for all workers. In carrying out our work, we strive to promote our core values which include the principles of solidarity, equality, democracy, integrity, and respect.
We are committed to mobilizing our energy and skills to work together to promote these values and to attain these goals in our union, our communities, and globally.
Nationally, CUPE is committed to creating a union which is inclusive, welcoming, and free from harassment, discrimination and all types of bullying and intimidation. We strive to ensure we provide a safe environment for members, staff and elected officers to carry out our work. CUPE’s expectation is that mutual respect, understanding and co-operation will be the basis of all our interaction.
Worried about cuts to our kids’ schools?
We are too.
That’s what we do. That’s why we’re here – educational assistants, library workers, food services staff, secretaries and other support staff in Edmonton’s public schools. We help make every school day a better day.
But Jason Kenney and the UCP don’t get it. If they cut funding for Edmonton’s schools, it’s not just us who will be cut. All of our kids will suffer.
Cuts to student supports will mean:
- Less support for each child – and less individual attention
- Bigger class sizes – and a bigger risk of falling behind
- Fewer education professionals to help kids in our classrooms, libraries, and cafeterias
- More worry for parents
Alberta’s families deserve better. We need more support workers throughout the school day to be there for our kids.
Stand up for students by contacting the Minister of Education directly here [see letter below].
Sponsored by CUPE 3550. Proudly representing more than 3,000 support staff in Edmonton Public Schools.