We are proud to support the many members of CUPE Local 46 working in the Medicine Hat Public Library Unit as well as all other library workers represented by CUPE AB and CUPE Canada.

Our local library workers within the Medicine Hat Public Library Unit have requested that CUPE Local 46 share the following resource with you (created by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations) in advance of Monday’s polls. We encourage you to have at look at CFLA-FCAB’s current campaign, “Vote Libraries”.

Vote Libraries (language selection page)

CFLA-FCAB Homepage

National Day of Mourning: April 28, 11 a.m., Memorial Arboretum

All CUPE Local 46 members and their families are invited to attend and participate in the upcoming National Day of Mourning ceremony taking place on Sunday, April 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Arboretum. Held annually in Canada on April 28, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.” (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Memorial Arboretum is located at the base of Scholten Hill at the Corner of Factory Street SE and South Railway Street SE. Parking is available along Factory Street SE. Representatives from CUPE Local 46 will be in attendance and welcome anyone else who would like “to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, [and] to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.” (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

If you have questions or media-related inquiries about CUPE Local 46’s participation in the  Medicine Hat National Day of Mourning ceremony, please direct them to CUPE Local 46 President, Sam Ferrier, at 403-527-7662.

May Executive Meeting Date Change: Wednesday, May 8th

The meeting date for the May 2019 Executive Meeting has been changed as announced at the General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. It was previously scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 1st, at 7:00 p.m. and will now take place on Wednesday, May 8th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting location remains the same.

If you have any questions about the change, please contact our CUPE Local 46 President, Sam, at 403-527-7662.

Upcoming Election April 9, 2019

Any member of CUPE Local 35 who has not received a voting ballot for the upcoming Vice President Election, and wishes to vote, the CUPE office (2055 Saamis Drive NW) will be open April 4, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Bring your CUPE membership card or $2 in order to obtain a membership card.

In accordance with bylaw Article 5 (iii) the electoral committee will ensure the final ballots are picked up on Monday before Election Day at 4 p.m. No other ballots received after this date and time will be counted.

CUPE 46 100th Anniversary 2018 Retirement Christmas Banquet and Dance

Hi, everyone! Our posters for this year’s annual Retirement Christmas Banquet and Dance are currently at the printer’s. For a sneak peek at what’s happening this year (and our 100th Anniversary ticket prices), please click on the link below to access a copy of the final poster.

Tickets are still being printed up. Please contact your committee member of choice before approaching them to purchase your ticket(s) for the evening. Ticket purchase cut-off for 2018 will be November 29th — no exceptions.

CUPE 46 Retiree Christmas Banquet and Dance Information

ATTN: CUPE AB Request for Information

Please watch for CUPE Alberta requests for information on the CUPE section of your work site bulletin boards.
We ask that you consider participating in the request as presented by CUPE AB and CUPE Local 46 in order to ensure that a good cross-section of information is collected for the upcoming election in 2019 and encourage our members to vote.
Thank you in advance for participating. 

CUPE National Survey re: Task Force on Governance

At our 2017 National Convention, delegates adopted Resolution 36, which called for the creation of “a Task Force on Governance to conduct a comprehensive review of the governance and structure of our National Union as laid out in the National Constitution” and “report, with recommendations, to the National Executive Board no later than March 2019.”

-Text taken from link

Task Force on Governance (Link to Information & Survey)

CUPE 46’s 100th Anniversary Summer Family BBQ

Local CUPE 46 Executive would like to invite all current CUPE members to the 100th Anniversary Summer Family BBQ taking place at Kin Coulee Park on Saturday, September 8th, from 2-6 p.m. The first guest is free, and additional guests are only $20 per person. Children and grandchildren under the age of 17 are also free.

Catering is being provided by Mike’s Meats later in the afternoon and dessert will be various ice cream treats provided by Swirls. There will be plenty of fun activities for children and grandchildren to participate in and live musical entertainment will be provided by the Rob Hudec Trio throughout the afternoon event.

This event requires advance registration. Please be sure to RSVP to Corinne or Andrew by Friday, August 31 (contact information on the poster below – click/tap for a larger image). Registrations received on and after September 1 will be respectfully declined.

If you have additional questions or queries regarding the event, please direct them to Corinne or Andrew.

Renewing Your Provincial Drivers License

As of April 1st 2016, the Province of Alberta will no longer be mailing out reminders to your home to renew your Provincial drivers license. Employee’s operating City fleet vehicles or equipment are required to have a valid provincial driver’s license.

It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure that your drivers license is renewed prior to the expiration date. The expiry date is the same date as your so that should be easy for your to remember.

Please click the link below to sign up for your free renewal notification via email or text message.

Visit www.e-registry.ca to request your reminder.