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.

December Membership Meeting

Notice of meeting


Local 2545 Membership Meeting Thickwood Heights Tuesday December 6th at 4:30 pm
Hoping to see a huge turn out like we had last month. It is known that some fabulous people work until 4:30, please feel free to stop when you are on your way home.
There were a few vacant positions such as “News Letter Editor”,  and Labour Management, and Sargent at Arms. If you are interesting in being more active in your local. These are some great ways to get involved. If you have any questions you can ask them at the meeting!

Lest We Forget

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.