About us

Executive and stewards

Stewards/communicators:

GNH

Gurmel Panaych, Chief Steward, Food and Nutrition Diet Office, GNH
Zone 4: Pharmacy, Library, ID, Rehab/Therapy, Parking Office, Mental Health, and Psychiatry

ED Santos, Shipping and Receiving, GNH
Zone 1: Environmental Services, Mail Room, Porters and Linen Room

Bernadette Martineau, MDRD, GNH
Zone 2: MDRD, Volunteer Services, Shipping & Receiving and Facilities Maintenance

Marjorie Bain, Emergency Department, GNH
Zone 6: Emergency, Endo and Radiology

EGCC

Connie Kusi-Appiah, Chief Steward, Shipping and Receiving, EGCC
Zone 3: FM&E, Shipping & Receiving and Pharmacy

Nelia Coleman, Housekeeping, EGCC
Zone 2: Environmental Services and Porters

Can’t find your department? You are covered by the Union Office: 780-482-7174 or cupelocal41@gmail.com

 

Committees

Local 41 appreciates their members and you well being is important to us. We participate in many committees to assist in making the right decisions.

  • Joint Worksite Committee
    • Raj Uppal, Co-chair, GNH 
    • Lydia Morgan, Union Health and Safety Representative, EGCC JWSHSC
  •  Alberta Health Care Committee
    • Province-wide Health Care Committee
    • Raj Uppal, Chair
    • Donna Price, Member
    • Lydia Morgan, Member
  • Pension Committee
    • Donna Price, Recording Secretary
  • Equality and Justice Committee
    • Raj Uppal, Recording Secretary

Please forward all your concerns for these Committees to the CUPE Office 780-482-7174 or via email to cupe41@telus.net

 

 

 

 

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, 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.

The union advantage

In every province, workers have the right to join a union to represent them when dealing with their employer.

Get a Membership Application Card from your Executive or the Union Office, fill out a Membership Application Card and bring it to the Union Office with the one time initiation fee of $5.00. Upon receipt of your membership application and initiation fee you will become a card-carrying member of CUPE Local 41. As a card-carrying member you are entitled to the following:

  • the opportunity to be fully informed about your union/local and what it does.
  • invitations to monthly and/or special membership meetings where decisions, which directly affect Support Staff, are made.
  • voting rights on the decisions of your local.
  • the ability to run for elected positions.
  • become a delegate of your union and attend conferences, workshops, and education opportunities.

All workers in our bargaining unit (card carrying member or not) have the right to be represented by the Local Union for violations of the collective agreements in accordance with the duty of fair representation legislation.