November Membership Meeting

November 14th is the second Tuesday of the month!  Local 2545 members gather at a location and get a chance to see co-workers outside of work, catch up with other members from different schools. Learn about what has been happening in our local. Our local has many different types of members that work in different sections of our schools, even District Office. We also have a sub local, Pestew Place Detox. 


Have you wondered what does my union do for me? How can I get involved, how can I learn more? Come join your fellow UNION members at our November Membership meeting. 

Be present and help decide which Non-Profit organizations our local is going to help this holiday season. Also on the agenda is our scholarship winners.

We are meeting at Dr Clark this month. Start time is typically 4:30pm and we are there for an hour, give or take

Looking forward in seeing you there! 


Local 2545 has 2 Scholarships to be Awarded EXTENDED


It is that time of year again, as students, and staff get ready for another school year.  We have graduates preparing for the fall and colleges thinking about taking some courses. Preparations are being made, supplies is being thought about, a new chapter is about to begin.

CUPE Local 2545 has two scholarships that are awarded to either a member, or a member’s immediate family member.  Are you planning on taking classes to further your education? Maybe you have a son or daughter that graduated and can use a little help. Our local is accepting applications for a chance to use one of our two $1000.00 scholarships towards furthering education . These scholarships are awarded to new applicants each year. Please remember the deadline is SEPTEMBER 1st. 

Deadline has been extended until November 1st, winners will be announced at the December membership meeting.

Click here for the application, and  information. 2545 Scholarship

Good luck in your future, and all your successes in your academic achievements.

Annual Membership Meeting

Attention Members of Local 2545

Please join us at 5pm on June 13th at Thickwood Heights School for our Annual General Membership meeting. During this meeting, we review what happened at the last Annual General Meeting, our president might share something if it is of great importance and we will be having elections.

 Elections for the following

Vice President: as per bylaws

Treasurer: As per bylaws

Alberta Library Education Committee (ALEC) – One lucky person gets to represent all of our fabulous Librarians.

Labour Management – This committee meets with members of District Office once a month. Normally it is your President, Vice President and two members who have put their names forward at the meeting.

Alberta Education Employees Committee (AEEC)– If you are elected to be a part of this committee,. You travel to either Edmonton or Calgary, your accommodations; transportation and a daily allowance are paid. You will meet wonderful people from across the province twice a year and share what is happening in other school districts!! 

Joint Health and Safety –, Organize April 28th Day of Mourning ceremony, and promote safe work procedures and environment, and will Work with management to continue to protect the rights and safety of our members.

Sargent at Arms – Ensures our meetings are kept private, tiles doors during elections, make sure nonmembers are not present during meetings.

Trustee: trustees help our treasurer Elaine Moore, by going over the local financials for the year. Plus you get to have dinner!!

“Newspaper Editor” in this roll you will work with the executive to update the website, and facebook page


For more information, please feel free to ask your current executive, or you can go to the Committees tab on our website

Bargaining Update

The Bargaining Committee is requesting your presence this coming

Wednesday (May 31st, 2017)

Local 2545 Members you play an important roll in the bargaining process. Wednesday May 31st at Dr. Clark.  We will be meeting to see what updates have been happened, and how updates will reflect in our Collective agreement. If you have questions, remember your executive is always around.


May Membership Meeting

May 9th Timberlea Public School

All Local 2545 Members are welcome and wanted!


Ever wondered what a membership meeting is all about?

Have you ever thought “What has my union done for me?

Have you heard people say things like “CA, AHEC, ALEC, AEEC” or “Grievances, time lines, arbitration” “OH & S, Bargaining or Labour Mangement”

HAVE you ever want to get involved but not sure how?  

Have you felt that you can not come to a meeting because you do not have childcare or feel that your executive is doing a fine job?

Did you know by coming to a membership meeting you have the opportunity to connect with colleges, and have a say in what our local does?


If you answered yes to at least one of these above questions, then you should come to a meeting.

We have an agenda with reports and information that are given out. Our membership meeting happen once a month, September through June, and generally only last an hour.  At our membership meetings we have discussions, we elect members to do education, conventions, and more. We have motions that are made. WAIT… Do you know what a motion is? If you do send a quick email to and have the chance to win some swag.


Looking forward in seeing you at our May Meeting being held at Timberlea, start time is 4:30, however please feel free to show up after your shift, if it ends at 4:30. We will be talking about proposals. 


Looks Like Spring


Now that our “Spring Break” is quickly coming to an end, it is time to start spending time outside. 

We have heard that the RMWB is doing controlled burns that started last week and will be continuing this coming week.  The reason why these burns are happening is to eliminate the dead and dry trees, brush, and leaves that winter causes and leave behind.

 Please be aware that this might cause triggers for some of our children and staff in our schools. Here is a schedule for the next couple weeks.

 Last week- Wednesday, April 12: Real Martin Drive behind the ESSO on both sides of the road

Last week- Thursday, April 13: the creek between Wood Buffalo Way and Tundra Drive


This week be aware of controlled burns happening in these areas.

Monday, April 17: the creek between Wood Buffalo Way and Tundra Drive

Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19: Fontaine Avenue and Prairie Loop Boulevard

Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21: Silin Forest Road walking path

If you are looking for more information about the controlled burns feel free to visit

Questions about controlled burns and mental health resources can be found by contacting :

The Pulse line at 780-743-7000 or to

March into Spring

March Wind

March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men’s hats away.

He calls the pussy willows
And whispers in each ear,
“Wake up you lazy little seeds;
Don’t you know that spring is here?”

LOCAL 2545 Members Wanted

Please join us February 7th at Thickwood Heights School 4:30pm

Meeting this month is February 7th at Thickwood Heights.

Meeting start time 4:30pm, understanding that some of you fabulous people do not get off until 4:30, please arrive when you can and safely.

Come and hear about what our committees have been up to. Hear about what Elaine Moore and Elaine Bambridge learned while at the ALF (Alberta Labour of Federation) Winter Week Long School

2016 Scholarship Winners

Thank you to all the applications for our Local 2545 Annual Scholarship awards. Each year in September the local chooses two recipients each receiving a thousand dollars towards their post education. Due to the wild fire, the executive board of local 2545 decided to postpone the deadline from September 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016. 

At the December Membership meeting the Scholarships were given.

Congratulations to Jessica Ryan, daughter of Sister Marilyn Ryan and Alyssa Fortin-Paossi, daughter of Sister Fabiola Paossi-Rasmussen.

“Genuis is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”  – Thomas A Edison

January Local Membership Meeting

Notice of meetingWelcome back! Hopefully you had a nice break and were able to spend time with family and friends. 


Please join us for our LOCAL 2545 January Membership meeting and see what is upcoming this year.

Meeting this month is January 10th at Dr Clark.


Meeting start time 4:30pm, understanding that some of you fabulous people do not get off until 4:30, please arrive when you can and safely.