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The Canadian Union Of Labour Employees represents over eighty unionized staff employed in the regional offices of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). In addition, CULE represents all employees of the Nunavut Employees Union, a Component of the PSAC.

2018 Convention Registration Form, Callout, and Self ID Form

January 3rd, 2018

Please find below the registration form, callout, and self ID form.

More details will be posted shortly.

3rd CULE Convention registration form Dec 5 2017

invitation to CULE convention

self id form

2018 CULE Convention

December 31st, 2017

*Please note, the deadline to register for the 2018 CULE Convention has been extended to January 15th, 2018*

The deadline to submit resolutions is February 9th, 2018. Please submit resolutions to:

convention@cule.ca

 

CULE Executive 2018-2020 and Contact Information

December 31st, 2017

President, MaryAnne Laurico, Kingston, ON, email: president@cule.ca

Vice President Unit 1, Rebecca Thompson, Yellowknife, NWT, email: vp1@cule.ca

Vice President Unit 2, Kellie Loshak, Kingston, ON, email: vp2@cule.ca

Treasurer, Sandra Goodick, Thunder Bay, ON, email: treasurer@cule.ca

Secretary, Nancy Johnson, email: secretary@cule.ca

Director, Equity, Hetty Alcuitas, Vancouver, BC, email: equity@cule.ca

Director, Atlantic Region, Corina Harding, St. John’s, NFLD, email: atlantic@cule.ca

Director, National Capital Region, Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau, Ottawa, ON, email: ncr@cule.ca

Director, Ontario Region, Joan Ann Gravesande, Toronto, ON, email: ontario@cule.ca

Director, Prairie Region, Dolly Ablitt, Calgary, AB, email: prairies@cule.ca

Director, British Columbia Region, James Little, Vancouver, BC, email: bc@cule.ca

Director, North Region, Joshua Paddon, Whitehorse, YT, email: north@cule.ca

CULE International Solidarity Committee c/o Monica Urrutia, email: solidarity@cule.ca

For questions or comments regarding the website: web@cule.ca

 

Message from Kellie Loshak

November 14th, 2017

Please see the attached .pdf.

CULE Executive Elections

November 7th, 2017

Sisters and Brothers / Consoeurs et Confrères,

I would like to congratulate the following CULE members who will now be on the next CULE executive as of January 1, 2018:

J’aimerais féliciter les membres de l’UCES qui vont former le prochain exécutif à partir du 1er janvier 2018:

  • President – MaryAnne Laurico, présidente
  • Vice-President CULE I – Rebecca Thompson, vice-présidente Unité I
  • Treasurer – Sandra Goodick, trésorière
  • Secretary – Nancy Johnson, secrétaire
  • Equity Director – Hetty Alcuitas, directrice du groupe d’équité
  • B.C. Director – James Little, directeur région de la CB
  • Prairies Director – Dolly Ablitt, directrice région des Prairies
  • NCR Director – Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau, directrice de la RCN
  • Atlantic Director – Corina Harding, directrice région de l’Atlantique

We will be having elections for the following positions with the following candidates:
Nous aurons des élections pour les postes suivants:

CULE Executive Nomination Form / UCES – formulaire de mise en candidature

October 5th, 2017

Nominations for the CULE Executive are now open.

The new collective agreements are available.

July 20th, 2017

Download the new collective agreement in english and french here.

Protected: Adopt an Organizer Report to CULE – May 2017

June 23rd, 2017
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International Solidarity update: rebuilding the Malabon Day Care

June 23rd, 2017

As many members know, CULE donated $500 towards tragic neighbourhood fires that occurred in the Philippines a few months ago. Here is an update from April 2017. CULE’s contribution went towards the rebuilding of the Malabon Day Care. This building also acts as a pseudo-community centre where community organizations hold their meetings, trainings, etc. for their membership.

Lots of photos in the .pdf sent by KAISAKA-Malabon

CULE Statement on National Aboriginal Day 2017

June 21st, 2017

CULE Statement on National Aboriginal Day 2017

As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day with our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers, the Canadian Union of Labour Employees (CULE) along with other unions in Canada must continue to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people in Canada in the fight for full equality and social and economic justice.

June 21, National Aboriginal Day, is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Canada; past, present and future.

While Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation this year, many Indigenous people in Canada do not see this year as a reason for celebration. It is important to recognize that Indigenous peoples had been living and thriving in Canada for thousands of years before Canada became a nation. The legacy of 150 years of colonization and genocide through the Residential School system lives on today as Indigenous communities across Canada continue to face wide-spread challenges including: poverty, violence, lack of access to clean drinking water, and barriers to access to adequate housing, healthcare, education and employment opportunities. Indigenous children continue to face discrimination and live in crisis in the broken child welfare system.

Many of these problems have their roots in the intergenerational trauma faced by Indigenous people from the Residential Schools system which forcibly uprooted children from their families to face mistreatment and abuse. While the Federal Liberal government campaigned on a “renewed nation-to-nation relationship” with Indigenous peoples in Canada we have yet to see concrete gains made on the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We call on the government to show its commitment by ending delays and pushing forward with the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

While the Indigenous community faces these challenges, we acknowledge and support the many gains made through individual and collective resistance. CULE made a recent donation towards The Circle of Life Thunderbird House – Whaka Pimadiziiwii Pinaysiiwigamic in Winnipeg, Manitoba through our International Solidarity Fund. Our Fund marks $1000 per year in donations for the Aboriginal Community within Canada to develop linkages with Aboriginal organizations, and/or assist in various ways to better the quality life of Aboriginal workers.

While Indigenous workers continue to face barriers to full participation in our workplaces, we will continue to uphold Employment Equity principles and renew our commitment to working to removing barriers and ending racial discrimination within our union and workplaces. The recent WOCAMI (Workers of Colour, Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit) conference was an important opportunity for Indigenous and racialized workers to come together to share experiences, understand our common issues and come up with concrete recommendations.

The Canadian Union of Labour Employees acknowledges the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples, where celebrations will be taking place on June 21. Today we celebrate and continue to stand in solidarity in resistance with our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers from coast to coast to coast.

http://christibelcourt.com/canada-i-can-cite-for-you-150/

Canada,

I can cite for you

150

Lists of the dead

150 languages no longer spoken

150 rivers poisoned

150 Indigenous children taken into care last month

150 Indigenous communities without water

150 grieving in a hotel in Winnipeg

150 times a million lies

told to our faces

to steal our lands.

Canada,

I can cite for you

150

Forms of resistance

150 battles to the death

150 water warriors walking

150 naming ceremonies

150 ways we shake the ground with dance and song

150 tattooed expressions of sovereignty

150 times 2 million days faces were painted

with earth of this land.

Canada,

I can cite for you

150

Summers coming of resurgence

150 thousand babies birthed in ceremonies

150 thousand status cards burned

150 thousand youth marching for water

150 thousand children with braids and feathers in their hair

150 thousand Indigenous words being spoken without English

150 summers coming

of Mother Earth calling out to our hearts

150 summers coming

where you too, will finally come to understand

the power and spirit of these lands and waters

as our ancestors have known and have been trying to tell you for 500 years.

#WaterIsLife
#LandIsSacred
#Canada150 ?