| 01-31-2024

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Local Dispatch (24/01/31)

Friends and comrades,
In this week's dispatch, we will be covering the expiration of the urban operations Collective Agreement, the latest negotiations update, the February GMM, the EDLC Spring School, and upcoming local educational opportunities.
Kyle Turner, Communications Officer
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Expiration of Collective Agreement
As of tonight, the Collective Agreement for urban members will expire. Nothing changes until we can strike or be locked out. This is still some time away, and we will be letting you know of any upcoming strike vote when the time comes. 
In order to stay in the loop, please make sure your contact information is up to date with the local office. You can update your contact information by clicking HERE.
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Latest in Negotiations
The most recent bulletin from National regarding negotiations was published on January 25th. According to this bulletin, the Corporation has proposed eliminating the protection of 493 retail counters under Appendix "I" for the sake of flexibility and better serving the customers. It is our union's position that these post offices need to expand the services they offer and to ensure that good, full-time jobs stay in our communities.
To read this bulletin and to see the updates on Separate Sort and Delivery, improving the situation for temporary workers, and RSCM time values, please click HERE.
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February GMM

Our next GMM is Saturday, February 3rd at 10 am. If you wish to attend online, you must register by February 2nd at noon. For more information and to register online, please visit this LINK.
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EDLC Spring School 2024
The Edmonton & District Labour Council is currently accepting applications for its Spring Labour School. Courses on offer this year include A Path to Reconciliation, How to run a Union Meeting, Unionism 101, and WCB Advocacy. Click HERE for more information on the courses.
If you wish to attend through our Local, the application deadline is February 5th at 4 pm. To apply, please print THIS APPLICATION and mail it to the Local office or email it to our Education Officer at educate730@gmail.com.
(Note: There are also Shop Steward courses, but because CUPW has its own training for this, training from outside of CUPW is not recognized.)
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Local Educational Opportunities
There are two local educational opportunities coming up, and they both offer great ways to change the dynamic on your workfloor: Basic Shop Steward (deadline for application is February 5th at 4 pm) and Taking Back Our Workfloor (deadline for application is February 27th at 4 pm). For more information and to download a digital application form, please click HERE.
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  • Local Executive Elections: There are a number of Local Executive positions whose terms will be up in April. For more information on requirements and deadlines, click HERE.
  • Bear Claw Edmonton Donation Update: Donation of knitted items is now on February 10th from noon until 4 pm at Southwood Community League.