Notice of Meeting Change

          September 6, 2016   Attention Local 2545 Members,   Please note that due to recent events our September General Membership meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 has been postponed.   As per our Bylaws Section 5a “When a statutory holiday or a situation beyond the control of the Local Union arises which …

Labour Day BBQ and Duck Race

Spend some time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo and  the District Labour Council of Wood Buffalo while they celebrate Labour Day this year. Monday September 5, 2016, is the 16th Annual Rubber Duck Race. Please join local union members and Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Snye Point Park from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be a …

RECALL

  This year’s recall will be a little different from in the past. Having said that our partners at District Office are going through their steps to ensure procedures are followed. This is a stressful time for everyone, you have been asked to show compassion, patience and understanding over the past few months. Please continue to be patient for a …

Bargaining Survey

Attention all CUPE LOCAL 2545 Members. Your bargaining committee, (Lorna Tollman, Crystal Sali, Lynn Fleet & Elaine Moore)  have been working hard to get the surveys out to you. You may have remembered being asked to send your home email address in, with understanding that it would be used for important updates. Several emails have been received. THANK YOU for …

2016/2017 CUPE Local 2545 Scholarship

  DEAD LINE EXTENDED to December 1st 2016. *** Please note the application states deadline is September 1st and the winners will be announced in November. Due to the recent events in our community the deadline has been extended to December 1, 2016, winners will be in December. DEAD LINE EXTENDED to December 1st 2016. This year has had a slightly different ending to our …

Angels Came Again

It is with tears in my eyes to write yet another note of passing. On July 29th, 2016 the angels came again and brought Crystal Coleman home with them. She had been with the district and a CUPE members for years. This past year she showed interest in Stewarding, eager to learn and help. Hearing from several teachers, she was a …

Heavy Hearts

In the past few months we have lost two special Sisters. Sister Val Hicks, and Sister Teresa Kelly, you will be remembered, always       Sister Val Hicks passed away May 20, 2016. She had been with the Fort McMurray Public School District and a CUPE member for many years. Val helped many children at Beacon Hill School. Her family …

Applying for EI Benefits

For those of you that are looking to still apply for, or have questions regarding EI. You can try it on line, or you can also go to the Service Canada office here in Fort McMurray. The link to the EI page is: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/ei/regular_benefit/index.page If you need the address for the Service Canada office it is: Address: 8530 Manning Ave, Fort …

EARTH DAY IS TOMORROW

Some things you can do to help our planet, are things like: Shut of your lights when you leave Turn off water when not using Shut vehicles off, IDLE Free zones Throw garbage away, and recycle