| 07-15-2021

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Local Dispatch (21/07/15) - Contract Extension Debate

Comrades and friends,

This next month will be a frenzy of debate on whether or not members should accept the contract extension recommended by the CUPW National Executive Board. Our local GMM and Executive have unanimously voted to reject National's proposal. This vote (dates pending) has deadly serious implications for the future of our jobs and union. Please take the time to inform yourself on all positions and make sure your contact info is updated so that you will be able to vote. All this information, as well as an invitation to a walk for peace co-hosted by our Health & Safety officer and city council candidate, Rashpal Sehmby, can be found below.

Aside: due to the need to focus on the contract extension vote, the newsletter renaming contest will postponed until further notice.

In Solidarity,


CUPW 730 Unanimously Rejects Extension Proposal

The contract extension proposal unanimously endorsed by our National Executive Board (NEB) undermines the democracy of our union, and fails to address the many wounds inflicted on postal workers over the decades. To reclaim our dignity and begin the process of revitalizing our union, we must vote down this proposal. Read more >>

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Edmonton Walk For Peace

Join members of the Edmonton community at 4:30 pm on Sunday, July 18 to send a strong message that we all stand united as a community. Given the escalating and increased number of hate-motivated crimes in Edmonton and across Canada it’s important to demonstrate that although we are diverse ethnically and religiously we are all part of the human family and everyone deserves to walk our streets feeling safe.

Be part of the hundreds to Walk for Peace on July 18. We will be gathering at Millwoods Park (2730 66 Street NW) at 4:30 PM for a few speeches, and we will then commence our Walk for Peace at 5:00 PM.

We are calling on every faith and cultural group in the city to join us on this day and send a strong message that unity equals peace for our homes, communities, and our city.

We are requesting participants to sign an online petition, the link of which is as follows: www.change.org/p/action-plan-to-combat-hate

Ongoing Reminder: Local Office Access

To stay aligned with the federal health guidelines affecting our members, our office remains locked and available by appointment only. We are trying to conduct all meetings with members over the phone or via video conferencing. Exemptions can be made for unique circumstances. In either case, please call (780) 423-9000 to arrange an appointment with the appropriate officer. We are extremely busy in the office so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.