CUPE 1445 UPDATE

Hello Members,

I trust you are all settling into what seems to be a busy Fall term, isn’t it GREAT; I personally have missed the buzz in the hallways and all the faces! It’s absolutely wonderful to be back on campus!

Negotiations/Bargaining:

We have not signed our new agreement, we are waiting for the final draft, which was to include some minor housekeeping; I hope to see that come to you very soon and once I see the final I will send your way!

Nominations/Vacancies:

A brief update for you, below you will see messaging from our Nominations Committee, there are several vacancies available and I hope that we can fill them all. I can verify, when we don’t have participants from our local and active participation the work becomes cumbersome to a handful of people. Please check your life schedules and if you can spare some time, I encourage you to volunteer; your time is very appreciated! I would reach out to active members on Committee and Executive, this may be a helpful tool to inquire about time commitment and expectations of roles. You can also check out the Role Descriptions online. https://1445.cupe.ca/about-us/executive-and-committees/

Nomination Form 2022-23

CUPE 2022-2023 Executive and Committee Members VACANCIES

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BARGAINING UPDATE

BARGAINING UPDATE:

Both CUPE and Red Deer Polytechnic met for mediation on May 9th & 10th; after 2 days of meeting we have come to a tentative deal. More details will follow in a special meeting on Monday, May 16th Noon-1:00pm for a Zoom ratification meeting. See Meeting link

Trina Carroll

Bargaining Update and News Article

BARGAINING UPDATE:

We shared on January 20th that we had applied to the Labour Board for Exemption to Essential Services, this was also shared in our General Membership Meeting on January 25th, which is reflected in our meeting minutes, to this website, as well as our social pages; an email to our internal communications was also sent to check the website. The one and only update is the application was Granted on March 8.

There was an article published on the weekend (Saturday, March 19) which states “RDP Staff and Faculty looking at strike if negotiations don’t improve” – if you read the article …I stated exactly what I stated in our meetings and in communications. Nowhere did “I” say strike, so while I see this has concerned some of you, this is a step in a process. Yes, the application was approved which means we will now go to mediation, which is also a step; from mediation depending on how that goes, the next step will proceed.

I promise, I will keep you posted as we learn details that we can share; I assure you that we have your best interest at heart and would never enter into something without membership approval. We represent you and you will not be going on strike unless you are informed in advance, and it will not be a news article that will share this information…you will hear it from me and it will be a collective decision by members of 1445.

TC

 

CUPE Alberta Education Day

CUPE Alberta Education Day, March 15 – 9 am to 4:30 pm – REGISTER NOW

There are five sessions available:

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    • Introduction to Bill 32
    • Bill 32 Ledger Updates

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    • Conflict Skills for Union Activists
      • You must have taken Introduction to Stewarding prior to registering for this course.

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    • Financial Officers Clinic
    • MRM Access Training – Data Entry and Query Users

Click here to register and to see more information about the sessions. You can attend one or two sessions. When registering, please note the time of the workshop so that you do not register for two sessions that are during the same time frame.

 Register now as spaces are limited, deadline to register is March 8.

Bargaining Update

UPDATE:

Bargaining has reached an impasse; An application will be made to the Labour Board for Exemption to Essential Services. Next steps will follow as required.

CUPE Workshops (January & February)

Below are the scheduled workshops for January and February. If you are interested, link information to register is below, along with dates and times.

January 21 – 9:00am – 4:00pm Health & Safety – An Introduction – Part 1 and Part 2

January 28 – 9:00am – 4:0pm Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 and Part 2

February 15 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm Duty of Fair Representation

February 24 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm Intro to Stewarding – Part 1

February 25 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm Intro to Stewarding – Part 2

February 28 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm SLS – Notetaking

March 3 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm Trustee Orientation

CUPE Awards Celebration – Vicki Mix and Grace Taylor award winners!!

CUPE Awards PowerPoint 2021

Vicki Mix Award

  • Vicki held a few different positions at RDC between 1988 and 2016, the last of which was Administrative Assistant in the Vice President – Academic Office.
  • She was a role model to many and will long be remembered for:
  • her relationships with fellow employees,
  • interpersonal skills and cooperation with others on campus,
  • her personal and professional growth, and
  • duties fulfilled in an outstanding fashion.

2021 winner: Anna King

 

 

Grace Taylor
patience, kindness, competence, understanding, humor

  • Grace was a Payroll Clerk at Red Deer College from 1977 – 1984
  • She was a dedicated employee who always gave 110% to her job.
  • She will long be remembered for her patience, kindness, competence, understanding and humor.

2021 winner: June Traptow!