| 07-22-2021

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Local Dispatch (21/07/22) - Voting Times & Extension Analysis

Comrades and friends,

The CUPW National Executive Board (NEB) has recommended our membership support a contract extension proposal. Our CUPW 730 Executive and membership (GMM motion, July 11, 2021) are both unanimously recommending that the proposal be rejected because it is strategically short-sighted and does not adequately satisfy the needs of our members. Below is a broad overview and analysis of the proposed extension. The ratification votes will be conducted virtually, or by phone, on August 25 (RSMC) & 26 (Urban), 2021. Full voting times and registration guidelines can be found in the dispatch below.

Regardless what your vote is, fully inform yourself and register to vote. To do this, update your contact information ASAP to receive your voting credentials in the mail (www.cupw.ca/en/member-contact-information-form). If you have any questions, please contact our local office (780-423-9000) or visit our website (www.cupw730.ca).

In Solidarity,




Extension Proposal Voting Times

Who Can Vote?
Only Members In Good Standing (MIGS) in each respective bargaining unit, with updated contact information, can vote on the ratification of the proposed contract extension. If you have not yet signed your CUPW membership card, or have any further questions, visit or call (780-423-9000) our office.

Contact Information
The ratification votes will be conducted virtually or by phone. In order to vote, National office must be able to reach you and send you your voting credentials. Please update your contact information here: www.cupw.ca/en/update-my-info

Voting Dates
RSMC and Urban members will each have their own meeting presentations, voting days and times. Extra time slots have been added to accommodate the different shifts. Once you have updated your contact information, you will receive your voting credentials either by mail or email. From there, select one time slot in your classification to attend and vote.

RSMC Member Votes
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
- 1630h
- 1900h

Urban Member Votes
Thursday, August 26, 2021
- 0900h
- 1200h
- 1630h
- 1900h


Extension Proposal Analysis

Excerpt: Our members are frontline workers that helped deliver Canadians through a pandemic. We deserve better. A 2% increase will not even match inflation. We could win at least this amount through proper negotiations. Additionally, we should not accept any wage proposal that does not also seek to eliminate the two-tier system. Read more >>

Counterpoint bulletin (All-local generic pdf version): Link

GMM & Local Exec Reject NEB Proposal

Excerpt: At our July 11, 2021 general membership meeting, we presented our members with the tentative contract extensions proposed by the CUPW National Executive Board (NEB). We went through each point of both memorandums of agreement (MOA) (RSMC and Urban) in detail, and answered all questions. Then, a motion was made to reject the proposal of the NEB and for our local to endorse a 'No' campaign. After lively discussion, our GMM voted unanimously to reject the NEB proposal as well as endorse a 'No' campaign and a statement critiquing the NEB's position. Read more >>

Ongoing Reminder: Local Office Access

To stay aligned with the federal health guidelines affecting our members, our office remains locked and available by appointment only. We are trying to conduct all meetings with members over the phone or via video conferencing. Exemptions can be made for unique circumstances. In either case, please call (780) 423-9000 to arrange an appointment with the appropriate officer. We are extremely busy in the office so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.