Representing Calgary & Cochrane Public Library Workers

Benefits for Members

As an employee of the Calgary Public Library, you automatically belong to Local 1169 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents the workers at Calgary Public Library and Cochrane Public Libraries. CUPE Local 1169 provides a number of invaluable services on your behalf.

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 your worksite and your place in our society a fulfilling experience. All you need is to be interested in learning more.

    BrokerLink – Auto/Home/Business Insurance

    As a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) you could save on your insurance with BrokerLink. Call now for your free no obligation quote on your home and auto insurance. Mention you are a CUPE Local 1169 member and you’ll receive a $10 coffee card.

    Contact: Tim Ogryzlo, Account Executive. BrokerLink – Anthony Clark Insurance
    T: 403.278.8811 D: 403.225.5106
    Canada BrokerLink Inc., #102, 7909 Flint Road S.E. Calgary, AB, T2H 1G3

    St. Regis Hotel Vancouver

    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.

    Scholarships Available

    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 CUPE Local 1169 Scholarship Criteria and the scholarship application form 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 and