Facebook Live Special Event

When: Monday September 27 from 7pm to 8pm Where: ATU Local 569’s Facebook site With all that’s happening in our workplaces this week and considering that we’re once again unable to hold an in-person membership meeting, the Executive Board wants to invite you to a special Facebook live meeting. The meeting will have 2 reporting topics: ETS…

The Union’s Take On The City Of Edmonton’s Mandatory Vaccine Policy

In previous messages, we’ve expressed that ATU Canada worked with the Canadian Labour Congress to develop a comprehensive, considered opinion about the mandating of COVID vaccines. ATU Local 569 ascribes to that opinion. Here are a few of the things it says: Canada’s unions strongly support vaccination against COVID-19 for every Canadian that can be…

ETS Main Negotiations Update

By now many of you have heard that ETS Main is going to be voting on a contract. So, what’s going on? In the course of our ETS Main negotiations over the past year, the City has made harsh demands. They want to cut maintenance workers’ signups down from 3 a year to 1 per…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Unions representing City workers signed a Letter of Understanding with the City declaring September 30 “a day of honouring and acknowledging Truth and Reconciliation.” While it is not, technically, a Statutory Holiday, “the parties agree that the Statutory Holiday provisions of each respective collective agreement will apply on this date;” Thus, ATU members are…

Mandatory Vaccination

None of our employers have, yet, put in place a mandatory vaccine policy. The City of Edmonton is considering it. The City of Calgary has done it. The City of Toronto has done it. It could come to us.   The Canadian Labour Congress, working with its affiliates, including ATU, has developed a unified statement…

Jon Dziadyk Message to Retirees

Councillor Jon Dziadyk sends out his best wishes to ATU retirees in lieu of the cancelled banquet. Click here to view message.