Count Yourself In

You may have encountered members of our CORE Team in the workplace asking you to declare your support for a great contract in this round of negotiations and what your biggest issue is. If you see them out there, please stop and greet them. Take a minute (it only takes a minute) to fill out…

AUPE on strike at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

As most of you know, AUPE struck the Royal Alex Hospital today, along with Foothills Hospital in Calgary and other locations across the province. They are protesting the draconian rules in Bill 32, the contracting out of their jobs and the reduction of health services across the province. We took our lunch hour to join…

Telephone Town Hall meeting

New Telephone Townhall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 27 at 7pm. As usual, you’ll get a notification call 24 hours ahead and then the meeting call at 7:00 Tuesday. You just answer the call and hang on to join the meeting. The topic? REGIONALIZATION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT and what it means to you. There’ll…

Engaged Edmonton Survey

THEY’RE AT IT AGAIN The City is inviting its citizens AND its employees to engage their input site at Engaged.Edmonton.ca to share ideas about Reimagining their (your) jobs. Sounds pretty innocuous, but here are a few thoughts for you if you choose to participate: This is a public message board. Be very cautious about what…

Remote Work Survey New Update

We’ve had some discussion lately about surveys – why they’re out there, who benefits from them, who is consulted on their construction. To be sure, they all have a different impact for each of us. The City has one out there now called “The Employee Experience Survey” It is being conducted by the survey giant…

Success in St. Albert

Brilliant Success! In March of this year, Sister Darlene Malayko (Executive Representative for Diversified/St. Albert members of Local 569) delivered a passionate and intelligent presentation to St. Albert City Council asking them to commit the budget to equip the City’s bus fleet with security doors. Darlene was subsequently interviewed in the local media about the…