Welcome to CUPE Local 520

CUPE 520 logoCUPE Local 520 represents Caretaking, Maintenance, & Warehouse staff of the Calgary Catholic School District.

CUPE Local 520 has caretaking staff in District schools & support worksites in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, & Chestermere. We also work in maintenance doing repairs of mechanical equipment, grounds maintenance, & playgrounds. CUPE Local 520 members also work in CCSD’s distribution center providing equipment & supplies to all District schools.

Because of the work we do, the students & staff in our schools & other District worksites can work in a clean, safe, well maintained environment.

Thank you, Members, for all that you do!

Welcome to the CUPE Local 520 website!

Your Executive Members endeavor to keep all of the information, news, & resources on this site both up-to-date & relevant. It is our honest desire that this site becomes the primary resource for timely & useful information to our Members.

The Latest News section contains news items from the past 30-60 days, plus items of ongoing current concern. Older items have been archived under appropriate “News Archive” headings. “Seek & ye shall find.”

If you, as a Member, have a suggestion for appropriate items to be added to this site, please contact us via our email cupe520@shaw.ca

Members, please contact an Executive Member via phone or email to receive the password to the Members section.


CUPE Local 38 Building

1439 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary

*Please use the rear parking lot entrance for meetings*

Meetings start at 930am on the following Saturdays

New Members please arrive at 9am for registration

September 2020 to June 2021

Sept 12 / Oct 17 / Nov 14 / Dec 12

Jan 16 / Feb 20 / Mar 13 / Apr 10 / May 15 / Jun 12 (Election Day !)

Download the Next Meeting Notice (subject to change)

Next Meeting Notice 2021-05


Local 520 Executive Elections will be held on Saturday June 12 during our Monthly Regular Membership Meeting.

Nominations will be accepted during the May RMM & again at the June RMM immediately prior to elections.

Up for election this year are Vice President, Recording Secretary, Warden & one 3 Year Trustee position.

To qualify for Executive positions, you must be a Member in Good Standing & must have attended at least 6 of the past 10 RMMs held. To qualify to run as a Trustee, you must be a Member in Good Standing.


1439 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Weekday Meetings start at 430pm

Saturday Meetings start at 8am

September 2020 to June 2021

Sep 08 Tues / Oct 14 Wed / Nov 10 Tues / Dec 8 Tues / Jan 12 Tues

Feb 20 Sat 8am / Mar 9 Tues / Apr 6 Tues / May 15 Sat 8am / Jun 12 Sat 8am


…(September 1 to August 31) please contact Local 520 no later than February 1st so that you are included in any Retirement Celebration we are able to move forward with.

Hopefully, we’ll all be back to our normal routines once the pandemic winds to a close.

Regardless, you will be honoured for your years of service with CUPE Local 520.

Leave a message or text at 403-669-0549, email to cupe520@shaw.ca, or contact our Social Chair with your information.

CONGRATULATIONS on reaching this important life milestone!


For any issues involving H&S in you workplace, please contact…

H&S Chair Mi Huynh

H&S Committee Member Percival Manalo

…via the phone numbers on the Executive Contact List posted in your workplace or via email to cupe520@shaw.ca


Check under News for any up & coming social events!

Social Chair June Munoz

…can be reached via the phone numbers on the Executive Contact List posted in your workplace or via email to cupe520@shaw.ca


…is open for applications, with each year’s applications due no later than August 31.

The Local 520 yearly $1400 scholarship is open to Members or children of Members who are attending any accredited post-secondary institution.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER MIDNIGHT ON AUGUST 31 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applications received near the deadline need to be complete with all required components by midnight on August 31. There is always an entire year in which to apply. Accepting late applications is unfair to those Members who apply in a timely manner.

Download your copy of the application form in the Members section.

Thank-you to those Members elected as Trustees…

Julius Cruz – Henry Hernandez – Roland Vispo

…for looking after the well being of our Local!

…& to our Warden…

Reuel Nacua

…for keeping us all in line!

CUPE Equality Statement

Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.

As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion and ethnic origin.

Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.

Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.

CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all sisters and brothers deserve dignity, equality and respect.

National President

National Secretary-Treasurer