Get Involved

Active Membership in CSU 52 enables us to provide members with communications updates, and empowers members to be involved in the direction setting and governance of the Union.

As an Active Member you can set your communications interests, participate in online polls, vote on issues that affect you as a member, including your Collective Agreement and the election of President and Executive Board members, and your

Bargaining Committee. Active Membership also allows you to take advantage of eligible education bursaries for members and their children.

All employees within CSU 52 bargaining units are encouraged to become Active Members. There is no additional cost to become an Active Member. Please complete the CSU 52 Active Membership Oath Card to obtain Active Member status. Click here to be redirected to the online Membership Card Application.

Welcome to the Elections 2017 page. Updates on the CSU 52 Board of Directors Election will be posted here.

Updated November 16, 2017

Thank you to all Members who voted in this year’s Board of Directors Election! The ballots have been counted and the official results are as follows:

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT 

One Position, 2-Year Term commencing January 1, 2018

Total of 497 Votes Counted

Laurie Fiorilli

294 Votes Received
59.15%

James Paull

203 Votes Received
40.85%

ELECTED:  LAURIE FIORILLI

ADVANCE POLL ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
CSU 52 Office, 10212 – 112 Street NW
Small Boardroom, Level B
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Roving Polls through Edmonton
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
List of all Roving Polls

Times and locations are subject to change.

‘Roving Polls List’


ATTENTION CSU 52 MEMBERS

Following the Renominations Special Meeting held on November 2nd at the Union Office, an election is required for the First Vice-President position.

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT (One Position, 2-Year Term) | Two Candidates:

  • Laurie Fiorilli
  • James Paull
 Campaign Poster – Laurie Fiorilli

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 Campaign Poster – James Paull

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The following positions were elected by acclamation:

  • Treasurer (2-Year Term) | Leo Derkach
    Jennifer Yuan was also nominated for Treasurer but has withdrawn her candidacy (November 6, 2017)
  • Contractual Unit Director, City of Edmonton (2-Year Term) | Tracy Foran
  • Contractual Unit Director, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (2-Year Term) | Bernadette Blakey

 ‘Notice of Election’

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING FOR RENOMINATIONS

Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Civic Service Union 52, Large Boardroom
10212 – 112 Street NW

Enter through rear parking lot door

ATTENTION CSU 52 MEMBERS
Subsequent to the October 3, 2017 Nominations Meeting that resulted in three of four Board positions being elected by acclamation, a Special Meeting has been called to redo nominations due to a discrepancy in the CSU 52 Bylaws, Article 5.02(a) Nominations Qualifications.

Please review all information on the following poster, explaining why this meeting is required.

 ‘Notice of Renominations Special Meeting’

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 ‘Attendance Records’ (updated October 3, 2017)


NOMINATIONS MEETING

As per CSU 52 Bylaws Article 5.01 (a) (i), nominations of Board of Directors Members (except Chief Shop Steward) will take place at the October General Meeting.

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Civic Service Union 52, Large Boardroom
10212 – 112 Street NW

Enter through rear parking lot door

 


POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR NOMINATIONS

  • First Vice-President, 2-Year Term | Incumbent: Pierre Blanchette (Second VP currently acting as First VP)
  • Treasurer, 2-Year Term | Incumbent: Leo Derkach
  • Contractual Unit Director (City of Edmonton), 2-Year Term | Incumbent: James Paull
  • Contractual Unit Director (TELUS World of Science – Edmonton), 2-Year Term | Incumbent: Bernadette Blakey

The Chief Shop Steward position will be elected for a 2-year term by the Shop Steward Assembly at the November 21, 2017 Shop Steward Meeting.

ELECTION OFFICIALS

Nominations were accepted at the June 6, 2017 General Membership Meeting for one (1) Assistant Returning Officer and two (2) Union Scrutineers. The 2017 Election Officials are:

  • Kim Woolgar | Returning Officer (appointed by Assistant Returning Officer)
  • Greg Novak | Assistant Returning Officer
  • Sandi Giesler | Union Scrutineer
  • Darlene Woodham | Union Scrutineer

CSU 52 has a variety of committees to become involved with, from putting on social events to helping fellow CSU 52 members. Our committees have planning positions that meet formally, or you can sign up to support a committee on a casual basis that does not require a dedicated commitment.

CSU 52 currently has the following committees in place. Nomination for formal committee membership takes place annually at the January General Meeting. Participating on a committee is a great way to become involved with and learn more about the Union, meet new people and network, and support interests and causes that you care about.

If you are interested in participating on a committee please submit your expression of interest by clicking here.

Committees

Updated: October 17, 2017

 ‘Bylaws Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Esther Anderson
  • Amanda Hall
  • Michael Leblanc
  • Heather MacKay
  • Greg Novak

 ‘Discipline Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Garry Barbour
  • Rosemary Lennie
  • Sherri Murray
  • Joe Sabiti
  • Stephanie Woytkiw

 ‘Education Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Travis Jensen
  • Greg Novak
  • Aretha Villebrun
  • Cathy Williams

 ‘Grievance Appeal Committee’ Terms of Reference

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CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Milo Buryska
  • Brent Craig
  • Lisa Federspiel
  • Brenda Fox
  • James Rockey

 ‘History Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Amanda Hall
  • Connie Hawryluk
  • Michael Leblanc

 ‘Student Bursary Application’

 ‘Community Organization Application for Funding form’

 ‘Members & Community Support Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Leo Derkach
  • Len Douziech
  • Laurie Fiorilli
  • Greg Novak
  • James Paull
  • Darlene Woodham
  • Tracy Foran One Vacancy
  • Rose Tinka (CSU 52 Office Staff, Recording Secretary)

 ‘Publications Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Lori Jeffery-Heaney
  • Aretha Villebrun
  • Cathy Williams
  • Darlene Woodham
  • Amber Wyllie

 ‘Sergeant-at-Arms Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Tony Fata
  • Heather MacKay

 ‘Social Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Pierre Blanchette
  • Greg Derkach
  • Allen Gavinchuk
  • Michael Goth
  • Lori Jeffery-Heaney
  • Igor Tkaczuk

 ‘Young Workers Committee’ Terms of Reference

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Greg Derkach
  • Allen Gavinchuk
  • Michael Goth
  • Igor Tkaczuk
  • Stephanie Woytkiw

Updated March 27, 2017

CSU 52 strives to have a vibrant, active and engaged membership. Knowledgeable, well versed, engaged Shop Stewards are essential to the success of an engaged membership.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits you and your colleagues have? Have you ever wondered how job selections are made? Or how job classifications are done? What benefits are you entitled to upon becoming a permanent employee? Or how clauses come into the Collective Agreement ? How vacation entitlement works? How do pensions work?

CSU 52 has opportunities for you to learn more about these and other Human Resource and Labour related issues. The role of Shop Steward presents you with opportunities to learn about these issues and develop skills in areas such as leadership development, communications and problem solving that you can use not only as a Shop Steward, but in other aspects of your career and life.

About the Role

The primary roles of our Shop Stewards are to build relationships with our members in the workplace, and ensure that the provisions of the Collective Agreement are adhered to. Shop Stewards help keep our members informed about Union Business and Workplace Policies and attempt to resolve issues before a grievance occurs. They are a liaison between the Union and the members, helping to ensure information is shared in a timely manner. Shop Stewards are an integral part of the success of the Union.

CSU 52 Shop Stewards are provided with training and development opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills in relation to Collective Agreements, Labour Relations, Communications and Membership Engagement.

Anyone is eligible to become a Shop Steward as long as they are an Active CSU 52 member. It does not matter what level they work at. They can work part-time or full-time. It does not matter how little experience one may have, it is a position where you will learn in the role.

Shop Steward meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of January, April, June, October and November, and Shop Stewards are encouraged to participate in a weekend training session in February that is hosted by the Edmonton & District Labour Council.

How to Become a Shop Steward

Shop Stewards generally represent between fifteen to thirty (15-30) members. If there are less than fifteen (15) members in the department, section or work area, the Shop Steward will represent 100% of those members.

Shop Stewards are elected to represent an area for a two year term. Elections take place in November of odd years, and term commences January 1st. A nomination form is provided by the Union office in November, to be posted in the work area. Nominees, Nominators and Electors must be Active Members of CSU 52 and must work in the area for which the Shop Steward election is being held. If there is more than one nominee an election will be held.

If an area is not represented by a Shop Steward, this vacancy may be filled mid-term in the same manner as a full term election. If a Mailout Representative is in place in the area with a vacancy, the Mailout Representative will be advised of the intention to elect a Shop Steward, as it is always preferable to have a Shop Steward in place in every area.

If you are interested in becoming a Shop Steward, or have questions about the role, please apply by clicking here.


General / Miscellaneous Information

CSU 52 Shop Stewards are expected to attend the Union’s General and Shop Steward meetings and to keep their members informed as to Union functions and activities. They act as a liaison between the Union and the members to ensure information is disseminated in a timely manner. In return for providing these services, Shop Stewards are given opportunities for training and also receive an honorarium based on attendance at Union meetings. Shop Stewards are an integral part of the success of the Union.

Eligibility
Anyone is eligible to become a Shop Steward as long as they are a CSU 52 member. It does not matter what level they work at. They can work part-time or full-time. The staff member must have passed the probation period. It does not matter how little experience one may have, it is a position where you learn on the job.

Shop Steward or Mailout Representative in the Same Location
There can only be either a Shop Steward or a Mailout Representative in one work location. A Shop Steward has priority over a Mailout Representative.

Alternative Shop Steward or Mailout Representative
Current Shop Stewards and Mailout Representatives should always ask for an alternate contact person to distribute Union information if they are on vacation or away from their work area for longer than a few days. The alternate does not have to assume the full roles of the Shop Steward.

Election Procedures
Shop Stewards are elected in November and December of odd years. A nomination sheet is sent out in November to the current Shop Steward or Mailout Representative and has to be posted. If there is more than one nominee, there has to be an election. The position starts on January 1st.

Positions Left Vacant
If a Shop Steward or Mailout Representative resigns from the department/work location, transfers to another department, or resigns from their Union position, then anyone who is interested can apply for that position. If there are a few CSU 52 members interested there will be a vote or a staff member can temporarily take over the position until the next official election. There should always be a Shop Steward or Mailout Representative in every area of the Contractual Unit.

General Membership Meetings

General Membership Meetings are open to all CSU 52 Members. They provide an opportunity for CSU 52 to update members on the business of the Union and its bargaining units, as well as any special initiatives that are underway. It is also an opportunity for Active Members to bring questions and concerns to the floor. Meetings are generally 90 minutes in duration, dependent upon content and member involvement.

General Membership Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each January, and the 1st Tuesday of each April, June, October and December. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Norwood Legion (11150 – 82 Street) unless otherwise noted.

2017 Dates:

Tuesday, January 10
Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, June 6
Tuesday, October 3
Tuesday, December 5

2018 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9
Tuesday, April 3
Tuesday, June 5
Tuesday, October 2
Tuesday, December 4


Shop Steward Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of January, April, June, October and November @ 5:30 p.m at the Norwood Legion (11150 – 82 Street) unless otherwise noted.

Shop Steward Meetings are open to all Active Members of CSU 52 (non Shop Stewards must request permission from the Presiding Officer and/or Chief Shop Steward). Meeting topics are educational based, relating to union and labour relations matters. Meetings are intended to be interactive where possible, and will foster relationship building between Shop Stewards. If you are interested in becoming a Shop Steward for your area, please complete this form or contact the CSU 52 office.

2017 Dates (subject to change by the Chief Shop Steward):

Tuesday, January 17
Friday to Sunday, February 24-26 – EDLC Annual School of Labour
Tuesday, April 18
Tuesday, June 20
Tuesday, October 17 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Avenue)
Tuesday, November 21

2018 Dates (subject to change by the Chief Shop Steward):

Tuesday, January 16
Tuesday, April 17
Tuesday, June 19
Tuesday, October 16
Tuesday, November 20


Board of Directors Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of  January and the 2nd Tuesday thereafter of each month @ 1:00 p.m. at the CSU 52 Office (10212 – 112 Street).

Board of Directors Meetings are open to Active Members to view, subject to confidential matters. Meetings are generally 3-4 hours in duration, and are subject to earlier start times. If you wish to attend a Board Directors Meeting, please contact the CSU 52 Office.