All Presidents Meeting & Engagement Workshop Information

 All Presidents Meeting – February 1, 2019

CUPE Alberta Division invites you to participate in the All President Meeting 

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 Engagement Workshops February 2, 2019

CUPE Alberta Division invites you to participate in Engagement Workshops

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Pension reform introduced by NDP government

EDMONTON – Historic reform of public sector pension plans was introduced in the Legislature this week and is expected to be law by early December.

After months of discussion with unions and other stakeholders, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci introduced Bill 27, making the Local Authorities Pension Plan (and two other plans) fully ‘joint trusteeship’ plans.

“Joint Trusteeship means changes to our pension plan have to be negotiated between our employers and us,” explained CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts. “In the past, when the government wanted to change our plan, usually for the worst, they could do it with the stroke of a pen. No more.”

The Notley government actions are based on best practices for pension plans. Other provinces in Canada have accepted joint trusteeship of their plans because they know that when employees have more control over their plans, everyone benefits.

“We know that CUPE and other unions have a lot of knowledge about how to run pension plans and keep them healthy,” said Roberts. “Jointly trusteed pension plans are almost always better off financially.”

Roberts said Conservative governments have been promising this change since as far back as 1992, but have only delivered broken promises.  “Bill 27 is a recognition of best practices adopted by other Provinces and an end to years of broken promises.”

All Presidents Meeting -Young Workers Forum & Political Action Workshop – February 1-2, 2019

CUPE Alberta is inviting all Local Presidents and in addition; one Local Executive Officer and one Young Worker to attend to our Annual All President’s meeting on February 1, 2019. There will also be a Young Worker’s Forum and Political Action workshops on February 2nd.

That’s right, up to three members per Local may attend, one of which must be a Young Worker.  We look forward to seeing you in Calgary on February 1 and 2, 2019!

(Registration fee will be waived for the Young Worker to attend the All President meeting. Event details will be forthcoming.)


Better Alberta

Accomplishments of the Notley government.

  • Made long overdue changes to health and safety rules to ensure workplace safety committees and a range of other improvements.
  • $100 million to improve drinking water in First Nations communities.
  • Introduced a dental fee guide to lower the cost of dental services.
  • Invested money into Fresh Start recovery homes, creating 46 new addiction recovery spaces in Calgary.
  • Brought back the STEP program to create jobs for students.

The NDP works for all Albertans.

CUPE Alberta