Marle Roberts on a sales tax, Jim Prentice, and the attack on front line public employees. CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts was interviewed by Radio Labour about recent developments in Alberta politics, and their impacts on working people. Listen to the interview.
65th ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 18th – 20nd, 2015
Act now. Your vote decides our future
*ALL AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT
Tuesday March 17th, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 4 P.M. EDUCATION DAY
7:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M. REGISTRATION
8:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. ICE BREAKER SOCIAL
WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 A.M. NEW DELEGATES SEMINAR
8:00 – 9:30 A.M. DELEGATE AND GUEST REGISTRATION
10:00 A.M. OPENING OF THE CONVENTION – CHAIR OF THE CALGARY CUPE DISTRICT COUNCIL (CCDC)
- O CANADA
- SOLIDARITY FOREVER
- ABORIGINAL BLESSING
- GREETINGS FROM Calgary CUPE District Council – RH’ENA OAKE
- GREETINGS FROM Calgary And District Labour Council – ALEX CHEVALIER
- GREETINGS FROM THE CITY OF CALGARY – MAYOR NAHEED NENSHI
10:30 A.M. SISTER GLYNNIS LIEB – ALBERTA DIVISION SECRETARY TREASURER
- CONVENTION CALL
- RULES OF ORDER
- EQUALITY STATEMENT
- ADOPTION OF CONVENTION COMMITTEES
- ADOPTION OF GENERAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTIONS
- PRESENTATION OF THE GAVEL TO THE PRESIDENT – SISTER MARLE ROBERTS
- INTRODUCTION OF CUPE ALBERTA DIVISION EXECUTIVE – SISTER MARLE ROBERTS
10:50 A.M. 1ST REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE
11:00 A.M. PRESIDENT’S REPORT – SISTER MARLE ROBERTS
12:00 RECESS FOR LUNCH
1:30 P.M. DIVISION TREASURER’S REPORT – SISTER GLYNNIS LIEB
2:00 P.M. TRUSTEE’S REPORT
2:30 P.M. CONVENTION BUSINESS
- POLICY PAPER
- GENERAL RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
- COMMITTEE REPORTS
- COMMITTEE ONE
- COMMITTEE TWO
- AHEC Report to Convention
3:00 P.M. ADDRESS FROM OUR NATIONAL PRESIDENT- BROTHER PAUL MOIST
3:30 P.M. CONVENTION BUSINESS
- GENERAL RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
NOTE – POLITICAL FORUM UPON ADJOURNMENT
THURSDAY MARCH 19TH, 2014
7:30 A.M. BREAKFAST MEETING – POLITICAL ACTION
NATIONAL PRESIDENT BROTHER PAUL MOIST
9:00 A.M. POLICY PAPER Continued
AEEC REPORT TO CONVENTION
10:30 A.M. ADDRESS – NATIONAL SECRETARY TREASURER CHARLES FLEURY
11:00 A.M. CONVENTION BUSINESS
- COMMITTEE THREE – Report
- COMMITTEE FOUR – Report and PowerPoint
- COMMITTEE FIVE- PowerPoint
- COMMITTEE SIX – Report and PowerPoint
ALEC REPORT TO CONVENTION
11: 30 A.M.LAPP CUPE SENIOR PENSION ADVISOR- MARK JANSON
12:00 P.M. RECESS FOR LUNCH
1:30 P.M. VISIBLE MINORITY VICE PRESIDENT REPORT
1:45 P.M. GUEST SPEAKER – ALBERTA FEDERATION OF LABOUR, GIL MCGOWAN
2:15 P.M. CONVENTION BUSINESS
- COMMITTEE REPORT 7
- COMMITTEE REPORT 8
- COMMITTEE REPORT 9
AMEC REPORT TO CONVENTION
3:00 P.M. YOUNG WORKER VICE PRESIDENT REPORT
3:15 P.M. GUEST SPEAKER – LINDA DUNCAN- MP EDMONTON STRATHCONA
6:00 P.M. DOORS OPEN FOR BANQUET, DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 7 P.M.
FRIDAY MARCH 20TH, 2015
9:00 A.M. CONVENTION RECONVENES
FINAL REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE
GUEST SPEAKER ALBERTA’S NDP LEADER – RACHEL NOTLEY
11:00 A.M. ELECTIONS
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
12:30 P.M. CONVENTION BUSINESS – LUNCH MAY BE AVAILABLE IN LOUNGE FOR TAKEOUT SO CONVENTION BUSINESS CAN CONTINUE.
12:30 P.M. RESOLUTIONS
CLOSING OF CONVENTION -ABORIGINAL BLESSING/ SOLIDARITY FOREVER/ADJOURNMENT
ALL ELECTED OFFICERS: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO ATTEND INFORMATION SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOLLOWING ADJOURNMENT
EDMONTON – The union representing 30 employees of Westlock County is responding to comments made by Reeve Bud Massey in his recent report to council. Continue reading
EDMONTON – The President of the 36,000 member Alberta Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is sticking up for front line public employees after comments made yesterday by Alberta’s Premier. Continue reading
2015 Education Day, March 17, 2015.
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CALGARY – The President of the union representing most Alberta municipal workers reacted to news that Calgary taxpayers paid ten times more for snow clearing on bike paths than they would if the work had been done by city employees.
Reports indicate that clearing the snow using a private contractor cost $726.14 per centimeter of snowfall. Snow clearing done by Calgary City staff cost $72.65 per centimeter.
“This is just another example, in a long list of examples, where public services are offered more affordably than private, contracted out services,” said CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts.
“Governments are all too eager to give work away on the theory that it will be cheaper, when time after time, it’s actually more expensive.”
Roberts called upon the City of Calgary to abandon the use of contractors for snow removal.
“It’s clear we get better service at a better price from the proud and dedicated employees of the City of Calgary.”
The employees voted 93% in favour of joining CUPE in their second attempt this year to form a union.
CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts said, “The members came to CUPE because of complaints about unfair treatment in their workplace”.
“With over 600,000 members across Canada, CUPE can offer these workers the best resources around to settle their issues and bring them better working conditions and wages,” said Roberts.
For me, Christmas is about family and friends. It’s about spending special time together and recharging for the year ahead.
But Christmas is also a time to reflect upon the fortune to have what we have, and to think about those who have less. CUPE is committed to making sure everyone has what they need to lead a happy, healthy and productive life to its fullest potential. Christmas is a time to reflect on what we can do to help those who don’t have steady employment, benefits and the other things we sometimes take for granted.
So please enjoy the season, and happiest of New Years to us all!
Marle Roberts, President