President’s Message

CUPEPresident's messages

Hello Sisters & Brothers,

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and will enjoy the upcoming fall season as well.

We have signed the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Highlights include 0%, 0%, and 1.5%, and changes to the sunset clause (discipline clause). Now, a written warning will only be on your file for 12 months. Thank you to the Bargaining Committee for their hard work. CBA copies are available at the Union Hall and on the CUPE Local 37 website.

Counsel gave direction to all City administration to cut their budgets. The results of this were to cut 60 million dollars out of this year’s budget and another 45 million out of next year’s budget. Therefore, at some point, these service cuts will affect CUPE 37 members.

Reminder to pay attention to playground zones and anywhere children may be.  Also, don’t forgot to check your operator’s permit, and make sure it is not expired.

I hope to see everyone at the upcoming General Membership Meetings.

Hello Sisters & Brothers,

Your President,

Cyril Wilson

Good of the Union – Please see the GoFundMe Page for Retiree Clint Poluck

cupe37General updates

Good of the Union:

At every membership meeting we set aside some time to talk about our members and any significant events that have happened to them. We offer congratulations on retirements, promotions, and share condolences on losses of loved ones, or illnesses and injuries.

We’d like to take a moment to share with everyone the unfortunate accident that happened to Clint Poluck while at home last year. Clint broke his neck and as a result is paralyzed. His family and peers at work have put together a GoFundMe page for him to help renovate his house in order to accommodate his paralysis.

Clint worked for Waste & Recycling services for close to 30 years. He was a Collection Operator and then the last few years of his career he was a Trainer. He retired in 2017 and last year was his first Retirement Banquet.

Clint, from all of your Brothers and Sisters at Local 37, we send you our best wishes in your recovery.