I would like to take this time to recognize everyone for the work they have done over the past few months. The summer season seems to be winding down. We know that it was a long, hot summer and the heat and the smoke made for a tough summer season. Congratulations to everyone for making it through and doing the best you could. Always remember to hydrate yourself during your shifts. The employer does provide us with water, but it is up to each and every one of us to make sure we have enough on hand at all times.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Stampede Breakfast. It was another fantastic event and a great time was had by all. The entertainment was great again this year and a great big thank you goes out to the Social Committee and all the volunteers that came out to help. Our next big events coming up are the Children’s Christmas Party on the 1st of December at the Falconridge Community Hall, and then the Christmas Open House on the 7th of December at the CUPE 37 Union Hall. I am really looking forward to these two events.
As you know, we are in the midst of negotiations with the City of Calgary. We have had six meetings to date and have signed off on a few Letters of Understanding (L.O.U.). It has been a fairly slow process, but we are making some progress. We have three meetings scheduled in October and a couple more in November. As I have stated before, we are in a coalition with several other unions and are sitting at the table with the coalition behind us. Strength in numbers.
With schools back in, please drive safe and watch out for children. Also, the winter season will be upon us sooner than later, so please take it easy out there and please be safe. Thank you and have a great fall/winter season.