As an employee of the Calgary Public Library or Cochrane Public Library, you automatically belong to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1169 representing the workers at Calgary Public Library and Cochrane Public Library.
CUPE Local 1169 automatically represents you as a condition of employment, and as such, 2% of your gross salary is deducted in order to support the operation of your Union. In order to be a “member in good standing”; attend Union meetings and vote on matters of importance having full “voice and vote”, you must pay to the Union a $2 (two) initiation fee. Why? It has been determined by the labour relations board for the Province of Alberta that full membership in a Union requires each member to pay a minimum of $2 (two) as an initiation fee.
As a member in good standing you are eligible to participate in a variety of educational courses such as “conflict resolution”, “creating racial justice”, “effective leadership”, and many other courses designed to enrich both yourself and your worksite.
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The CUPE Calgary District Council has secured for CUPE members a Corporate Rate Program at the St. Regis Hotel, Vancouver, BC, which is an unionized facility.
CUPE Local 1169 offers a scholarship of $1000 to be awarded in November of each year. This scholarship is open to members in good standing or their eligible dependents. Here is the criteria for further details Rh’ena Oake Scholarship Criteria and the scholarship application form Rh’ena Oake Scholarship Application form.
CUPE Local 1169 members can also apply for scholarships given out by CUPE Alberta Division and the Calgary District Labour Council. Here is the information for further details www.alberta.cupe.ca and www.thecdlc.ca