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Local Dispatch (24/03/06)

Friends and comrades,
In this week's Dispatch, we will be covering the March GMM, Local Executive Elections, a support picket for CSU 52, and a negotiations update.
Kyle Turner, Communications Officer
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March GMM

Our next GMM is this Saturday, March 9th at 10 am. If you wish to attend via Zoom, the deadline to register is Friday, March 8th by noon. For more information, please see our website post HERE.
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Local Executive Elections
There will be an election for the position of President. There will be an advanced poll on March 20th at the union office (18121 107 Ave NW) from  7 am until 7 pm. Work locations outside of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert will be provided with mail-in ballots. The Elections Committee will mail these out on March 22nd, and we are encouraging you to follow up about these ballots with your Shop Steward. Ballots must be received by April 5th
Please follow the directions provided with the ballots. If you have any questions, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Karry Biri at Treasurer@cupwedm.net or 780-423-9000 ext 2.
To view the campaign materials we have received so far, please click HERE.
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Support for CSU 52
On Thursday, March 7th, at 5 pm at Stanley A. Milner Library (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square) members of CSU 52 (who work for the City of Edmonton), will be hosting a solidarity picket. Please come out and show your support!
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Negotiations Update
The most recent negotiations update contains a number of rollbacks. It seems the Corporation wants to stop paying double-time for the third hour of OT, as well as eliminate Marriage Leave, the 5-minute wash-up time for Urban members, and introduce blackout periods for vacation during peak season for RSMCs and Group 2 members. 
In addition, the Corporation also wants to introduce a two-tier vacation system that would cap vacation at 6-weeks, make it take 10-years to get an extra week of vacation, and eliminate pre-retirement leave. 
To read the full bulletin, click HERE.
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  • International Women's Day: There are two events coming up for International Women's Day this week. For more information, please see last week's Dispatch HERE.
  • How to Write a Grievance Course: There is still time to apply for the April 10th course. For more information, click HERE.
  • Labour College: The deadline to apply is April 1st. For more information, click HERE.
  • AFL Awards: Deadline is April 2nd. Please see this previous Dispatch for more information.