Sept 29, 2020: Did you know………..

…that Friday Oct 2, 2020 is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day?

Thanks to all the Caretakers, Cleaners, Maintenance Workers, & Warehouse Staff that keep everything clean, safe, running, & supplied!

Your work is vital to the operation of our schools!


Sept 23, 2020: Children’s Christmas Gifts 2020

In recognition of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Local has decided to cancel the Annual Children’s Christmas Party for this year.

Santa has informed us, however, that presents for the children will still be available at the Union Hall early in December. Unfortunately, even Santa cannot stay this year…but you will be able to pick up a gift to help celebrate the season as long as you pre-register before Friday November 6.

Registration forms are available in the Members section & will be distributed via your District email early in October, along with our Next Meeting Notice & an updated Local 520 Executive Contact List.


Sept 22, 2020: Outgoing Social Chair

After many years of stellar service to CUPE Local 520, Brother John Russo unexpectedly announced his pending retirement & chose to not run for re-election to Social Chair in 2020. John’s involvement in the many successful Local social events was apparent in his devotion to the details that make any event great. He leaves large shoes to fill.

John has graciously offered to act as the Local’s Social Committee Member to assist in the transition to our newly elected Social Chair, June Munoz.

Local 520 looks forward to our traditional social events returning shortly with our new Chair & Committee leading the way.

Congratulations on your pending retirement, John!


Sept 21, 2020: District Travel Allowance

CCSD’s travel allowance for approved personal vehicle mileage (training, working at more than 1 location, etc) has increased by 1.5 cents/km effective retroactively to Sept 1, 2020. Those of you that receive travel allowance on a regular basis should see this increase on your next reimbursement cheque in October.


Sept 20, 2020: CUPE Local 520 Bargaining Survey Report

The results from this year’s Bargaining Survey have been compiled & are now available for access in the Members section.

Much thanks to our CUPE National Rep James Yang for his knowledge & work on this item on behalf of Local 520.

We are compiling suggestions from Members & the results of the report into our Bargaining position. We will be heading into Bargaining sessions soon.

Your CUPE Local 520 Bargaining Committee consists of the 4 Table Officers (Pres / VP / Treasurer / RecSec), as well as our National Rep.


Sept 12, 2020: CUPE Local 520 Executive Election Results

COVID-19 slowed us down but we finally completed our elections for this term!

Congrats to our new Executive Committee!

President Tim Statz, VP Conrado Carlos, Treasurer Rene Vizconde, Recording Secretary Chris Hymas, Social Chair June Munoz, H&S Chair Mi Huynh, H&S Member Percival Manalo, Warden Pacifico Dela Rosa…& Trustees Julius Cruz, Henry Hernandez, & Roland Vispo.

If you have any issues, please contact Local 520’s phone line by text or message at 403-669-0549 or via email at

If you need to contact a specific Executive Committee Member, see the *phone list that should be posted at your CCSD worksite. Be prepared to leave a message. Each of the Executive are engaged as full-time CCSD employees, just like you. (*We will be updating the phone list with the new Members & getting it to you shortly)


Sept 2020: The “Local 520 This Month” Newsletter…

…will be discontinued. Moving forward, please come to this website for Scheduled Events, News, & Resources. Our more private information can be found in the “Members” section. Contact an Executive Member for the password.

Each month, a “Next Meeting Notice” will continue to be sent to you via your District email. Please find an appropriate place to post this important item at your worksite in a timely manner.