| 02-06-2024

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Local Dispatch (24/02/06)

Friends and comrades,
In this week's dispatch, we will be covering a new course on how to write a grievance, the upcoming Women's Committee meeting, the CLC's Labour College, and the 2024 AFL Award nominations.
Kyle Turner, Communications Officer
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"How to Write a Grievance" Course
We are pleased to announce there is an upcoming course on how to prepare and write a grievance that will have the best chance of being successful. For dates and application deadlines, check our website post HERE.
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Upcoming Women's Committee Meeting
The next Women's Committee meeting is happening on February 13th at 7 pm via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of International Women's Day and the 25th anniversary of the Edmonton Local's Women's Committee. For more information, see our website post HERE
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Labour College
Applications for Labour College, the CLC's trade union leadership program, are now open. The goals of this program are to build leadership skills, strengthen critical thinking skills, foster empowerment, examine working class struggle and human rights issues that affect all workers, and create change. All CUPW members who are in good standing are eligible to apply.
For more information and for links to apply for the Labour College, please read the bulletin from our National Office HERE.


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AFL Award Nominations
The Alberta Federation of Labour is inviting all affiliated unions to submit nominations for two awards. 
The May Day Solidarity Award was created in 1989 and is given to an Alberta trade unionist for their contributions to the labour and social justice movement. Nominees should be a union member or a group of individuals who have made a recognized contribution in the areas of peace, social justice, and worker's rights. 
Please include a detailed biography with your nomination, which includes specific contributions to the labour and social justice movements.
The International Women's Day Award was introduced in 1990 to recognize a sister in the labour movement for her outstanding commitment and leadership in the trade union movement and leadership in the trade union movement and community. 
Please include a detailed biography with your nomination, giving specific examples of the nominees participation and leadership in activities, projects, or events with demonstrate the following core values: a committed trade unionist who is an activist and leader in her union and/or community; dedicated to equity and the application of a feminist lens in union and community work; and dedicated to labour activism which may include holding or having held a position within her union, involvement in her local, or within provincial or federal labour coalitions.
The deadline for nominations for both awards is Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024. All submissions should be emailed to the AFL Executive Council at afl@afl.org. The recipient of these awards will be determined at the April 2024 Executive Council meeting, with the award ceremony to take place at the 2024 AFL Midterm Forum (May 17-18) at the MacEwan Centre in Calgary.
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  • Bollywood Movie Night: February 24th at 7 pm at the Local union office (18121 107 Ave)
  • Executive Elections: Nominations for the Executive Election will be accepted until February 23rd at 5 pm. For more information on requirements and the positions that are up for election, click HERE.
  • Latest negotiations bulletin: January 25th, 2024 - click HERE to read.