| 02-24-2021

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Local Dispatch (21/02/24) - History Lessons

Comrades & friends,

We are thrilled to finally announce a local event months in the making: a reading & discussion group exploring the militant history of our own union and how, once upon a time, we were able to strike fear into the hearts of various governments and Canada Post! Only by learning our history, can we hope to repeat it. Our office has free copies of the book for all participants looking for that sense of union community and inspiration during these trying, isolated times. Other important offerings in the dispatch include negotiation demands resolution workshops for depot as well as EMPP, garage, and maintenance members. Lastly, another friendly reminder about our two very important March GMMs (7 & 13) where we’ll be ratifying our local negotiation demands.

In Solidarity,

CUPW History Reading Group: My Union, My Life 

My Union, My Life provides an ideal text for us to delve into the most active and organized periods of CUPW history, where we were able to make tremendous gains for ourselves and other workers. The lessons in Brother Parrot’s book will be invaluable as we prepare for the struggle to protect and improve our own jobs, as well as revitalize the Canadian labour movement. All CUPW activists welcome! (Read more >>)


Negotiation Demands Resolution Workshops

As a democratic organization, how we function, and determine policy priorities, are decided by our membership. Leading up to Negotiations 2022, our members have an opportunity to promote, and debate, bargaining demands to be included in our National program of demands. The first step in this process is proposing resolutions at our two March GMMs. Below are resources to help members understand the resolutions process as well as contact information to submit, or receive help in developing, a resolution.

Depot Workshop - Feb 24 (LINK)

EMPP / Garage / Maintenance Workshop - Feb 27 & Mar 2 (LINK)

How To Draft Resolutions FAQ (LINK)



Local General Membership Meetings (Online): March 7 & 13

In addition to regular GMM business, the March 7 GMM will focus on the presentation and adoption of RSMC negotiation demand resolutions for the CUPW Prairie Regional Conference. Another special GMM will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11am to focus on Urban negotiation demands. Each meeting will have their own notice, and registration.  (Read more >>)

Ongoing Reminder: Local Office Access

To stay aligned with the newest health guidelines, 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 trying to put out a thousand different fires, so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.