| 04-05-2023

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Local Dispatch (23/04/05)

Friends and comrades,
For this week's dispatch, we are covering the Building Worker Power course, special GMMs for contract negotiations, CLC's Labour College, Route Measurement Committee Meeting and the recent consultations. 
Enjoy the long weekend!
Raina Dakus covering for
Kyle Turner, Communications Officer

Building Worker Power
A union is only as powerful as its members are involved and willing to assert their collective power! This 1-day course gets back to the grassroots organizing that helped unions change the world for the better so long ago. Participants will be trained on how to gather allies as well as how to successfully build and carry out a work floor job action.This course is being offered on May 10th and 11th at the union office. Application deadline is Wed Apr 26.
For more information and to apply online please visit the website HERE
Special GMMs for Contract Negotiations
There are two upcoming special hybrid GMMs for contract negotiations - Urban Apr 15 - RSMC Apr 16.
For more information and to register to attend online please visit the website HERE
Labour College
Canadian Labour Congress' union leadership development program provides university level courses on issues related to work and the rights of workers in Canada. CUPW members in good standing are eligible to apply.
For more information please visit the CLC website HERE
Upcoming Committee Meeting: Route Measurement
There is a hybrid Route Measurement Committee meeting on Apr 5 at 6:30pm. This meeting is open to all members in good standing. For more information and to register for the meeting please visit the website HERE
Recent Consultations
Over the last two weeks, we've attended a number of meetings with the City Director and management to discuss the problem of bully supervisors in Edmonton. We had meetings for Shift 3 parcels and MLs, as well as the problems in Edmonton more broadly. 
After hours of sharing stories from our members, it became clear that management wasn't listening. For more information, you can reach out to a representative who was present at the consultation or you can come to the union office and request the minutes.