Resources

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Collective agreements

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities at work.  If you have any concerns about your treatment, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.

Bylaws

Our bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run.

 

CUPE Equality Statement & Oath

Equality Statement
Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behavior 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 behavior 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 divide us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language 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 persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.

CUPE Oath of Obligation
I solemnly promise and declare that I will support and obey the Constitution of the Union; that I will strive to improve economic and social conditions for my fellow members and for working people generally; that I will defend and strive to extend the democratic rights and liberties of all working people; that I will not purposely or knowingly wrong, or assist others in wronging a member of the Union.

 

Benefits

CUPE 787 City of Grande Prairie & CUPE 787-1 Aquatera members have Health & Dental plans provided through Sunlife.
You can log in to the Sunlife website to get more information on coverage & eligibility and to submit & track claims .

Pensions

CUPE 787 City of Grande Prairie & CUPE 787-1 Aquatera members have pensions provided through the LAPP pension plan.  Below is a link to the LAPP website where you can log in to obtain your specific pension information.

 

Scholarships

CUPE Alberta Scholarships

Rick Malcolm Education Scholarship:
Every year, CUPE Alberta awards a scholarship to a CUPE member of an affiliated Alberta local, in good standing with CUPE Alberta Division, or an immediate family member who is pursuing post-secondary studies. Immediate family will be limited to spouses and children.

Applying for a scholarship in a few simple steps:

1. The name of the eligible member, or immediate family member, must be submitted through the local union. A letter of endorsement from the local must accompany the application. Any individual who has previously received this scholarship from CUPE Alberta is not eligible.
Applications, including letters of endorsement, must be submitted to the Secretary Treasurer of the Division by September 1st of each year. Scholarship will be awarded by December 31st of each year.

CUPE Alberta Scholarships
125 Simcoe Way
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 3B4
cupeabtreasurer@gmail.com

2. All applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on one of the following topics:
Why unions?
What Union membership means to me
The importance of youth involvement in today’s unions
CUPE’s contribution to Alberta
Other

3. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of registration from an accredited post-secondary institution. The amount of any financial assistance for the recipient shall be decided by the Executive Committee and all decisions will be final.

Download a copy of CUPE-AB-Scholarship-Application-Form

CUPE Alberta assumes no responsibility for any applications or supporting documentation lost, misdirected or otherwise not received by the deadline. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the application is made correctly, legibly and in a timely manner. The name of the successful applicant and their essay will be published in official publications and/or on CUPE Alberta’s website and a photo of the winner may be obtained by the CUPE Alberta for this purpose.


CUPE 787 Scholarship

Every year, CUPE Local 787 may award a scholarship to a CUPE member of 787, who is in good standing or an immediate family member who is pursuing post-secondary studies. Immediate family will be limited to spouses and children.

Applying for a scholarship in a few simple steps:
1. The name of the eligible member, or immediate family member, must be submitted to the local union using the 787 Scholarship application form (available on CUPE Local 787 website). Any individual who has previously received this scholarship from CUPE Local 787 is not eligible.
Applications must be submitted to the Membership Officer of Local 787 by November 1st of each year. Scholarship will be awarded by December 31st of each year.

CUPE 787 Scholarships
Box 301 STN MAIN
GRANDE PRAIRIE AB T8V 3A1
membership@cupe787.ca

2. All applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on one of the following topics:
• Why unions?
• What Union membership means to me
• The importance of youth involvement in today’s unions
• CUPE’s contribution to Alberta
• Other

3. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of registration from an accredited post-secondary institution. The amount of any financial assistance for the recipient shall be decided by the Executive Committee and all decisions will be final.

Download CUPE 787 scholarship application
CUPE Local 787 assumes no responsibility for any applications or supporting documentation lost, misdirected or otherwise not received by the deadline. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the application is made correctly, legibly and in a timely manner. The name of the successful applicant and their essay will be published in official publications and/or on CUPE Local 787’s website and a photo of the winner may be obtained by the CUPE Local 787 for this purpose.