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 & supplied 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 Older items have been archived under appropriate “News Archive” headings.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 520’s REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS…

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 2021 to June 2022

Sept 18 / Oct 16 / Nov 13 / Dec 11

Jan 08 / Feb 12 / Mar 12 / Apr 09 / May 14 / Jun 11 (Election Day!)

*****Download the Next Meeting Notice below (subject to change)*****

Next Meeting Notice 2021-12


Notice of Election

Openings now exist on the CUPE 520 Executive for Health & Safety Chair and Social Chair for those interested beginning in September. To run for these positions, you need to be a Member-in-good-standing having attended 6 of the last 10 RMMs that have been held. Elections will be held during Monthly RMMs until the positions are filled.


CUPE LOCAL 520’s EXECUTIVE MEETING DATES…

1439 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Weekday Meetings start at 430pm

Saturday Meetings start at 8am

September 2021 to June 2022

Sep 18 / Oct 16 / Nov 13 / Dec 11 / Jan 08

Feb 12 / Mar 12 / Apr 09 / May 14 / Jun 11 (Election Day!)


CUPE/CCSD LABOUR MANAGEMENT MEETINGS

Roughly every second month of the school year, CUPE 520 Table Officers meet with members of CCSD’s upper management to discuss pertinent issues. Those issues brought to the table (by either side) are expected to have either significant implications throughout District operations or be of consequential contractual concern. Lesser issues are dealt with in an ongoing manner between CUPE Local 520 Table Officers & the appropriate management team member.

If you have issues at your worksite, the best course of action is to send a detailed email to your Executive (see the Contact Us section) & to keep detailed personal notes of any interactions you have pertaining to your issue. We will decide the appropriate course of action. We need you to stand behind your complaint. It is not possible to move forward with hearsay complaints in any significant fashion.

LMM DATES:

September 2021 to June 2022

Oct 13 / Dec 15 / Feb 10 / Apr 14 / May 26


IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON RETIRING THIS SCHOOL YEAR…

…(September 1 to August 31) please contact Local 520 no later than February 1st so that you can be included in Local 520’s Annual Retirement Celebrations.

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!


CUPE LOCAL 520 HEALTH & SAFETY

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

H&S Chair Mi Huynh (interim)

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


CUPE LOCAL 520 SOCIAL EVENTS

Check under News for any up & coming social events!

Social Chair *VACANT*

Social Committee Member(s) *VACANT*

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

***August 19,2021: Postponed resumption of Social events***

With the resignation of our Social Chair & a lack of a permanent Social Committee, we regret that all CUPE 520 social events will need to be put on pause until social positions are filled with Members willing to take on the work.


THE CUPE LOCAL 520 YEARLY POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP…

…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 submitted 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.

MARK HANCOCK
National President

CHARLES FLEURY
National Secretary-Treasurer