EPCOR Negotiations | Request for Retro

Information regarding EPCOR Negotiations will be posted here.

Updated June 4, 2018

Posted June 4, 2018

To be eligible for Retroactive Pay, the request form must be received by EPCOR Payroll on or before 4:30 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Requests received after July 15, 2018 will NOT be processed.

 ‘Request for Retro Pay Form’


Posted May 18, 2018

The EPCOR Memorandum of Agreement was ratified by the Membership. There was an excellent turnout with the majority voting in favour of the Agreement.

Thank you to the Members who came out and voted, your participation is appreciated.

Posted May 10, 2018

Please be advised that EPCOR and the CSU 52 EPCOR Negotiations Committee have reached a tentative agreement subject to ratification by the Membership. We are recommending acceptance. The full Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) can be found at https://csu52.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CSU-EPCOR-MOA_2018Apr17.pdf

The Ratification Vote will be held over two days (Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th), please see the Poll list link below.

Remember that you must use your own time, not EPCOR’s, to vote. Please bring your PURPLE CSU 52 Membership Card with you to vote. If you require a new or replacement Union card, please submit an online Membership Card Application form:

 ‘Membership Card Application’

If you do not have your Membership Card with you at the time of the vote, you may use your Employee picture ID or government issued photo ID with your home address. The Poll Clerks will look for a match on the Voter’s List.

 ‘Roving Poll Locations and Times’


Posted April 30, 2018

 ‘Memorandum of Agreement’

CORRECTION: The word ‘immediate’ in the last sentence of 8.03 (f) Compassionate Care Leave (page 17) should be struck out; should read as:

“This leave will apply for gravely ill immediate family members as identified in Alberta Employment Standards. 8.03 (a) (ii) (1) & (2) (Bereavement Leave).


 ‘Addendum 3: Employment Progression Chart – Service Consultants’

Posted April 26, 2018

Information Meetings re: Memorandum of Agreement

This information is intended for CSU 52 members and Managers who oversee unionized staff falling within the CSU 52 Bargaining Unit. This update has been jointly issued by the Company and the Union. The purpose of this communication is to provide an update on the progress of negotiations.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, a tentative settlement was reached. The parties have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that, if ratified by both the Company and the Union, will form the new Collective Agreement. Both parties will be recommending ratification to the respective principals.

The collective bargaining took place in April and both parties are confident that the negotiated terms reflect the interests of both parties.

Information for Employees:

  • CSU 52 will be scheduling member information meetings and making arrangements to conduct a ratification vote.
  • CSU 52 has confirmed that the Information Meetings are scheduled for:
    • Monday, April 30, 2018
      12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Sutton Place, William Tomison Room
      10235 – 101 Street
      Edmonton, Alberta
    • Thursday, May 3, 2018
      5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      Norwood Legion
      11150 – 82 Street
      Edmonton, Alberta
  • CSU 52 is working to confirm ratification dates. Further information on voting logistics will be posted on this webpage.

Information for Managers:

  • Managers will be provided with written information outlining the terms of the settlement via email at the same time as the first scheduled union information meeting.
  • Information sessions for Managers will be scheduled once the agreement has been ratified by both parties. Details for these meetings, including dates, times and locations will be provided soon.

The Company and the Union have agreed not to release or discuss the terms of the tentative settlement prior to the above meetings. Please respect this by not asking your bargaining team members about the tentative settlement.

Joe Childs
Union Chief Spokesperson
Director, Labour Relations
Civic Service Union 52
Todd Chaffey
Company Chief Spokesperson
Director, Total Rewards Labour Relations
EPCOR Utilities Inc.

 ‘Information Meetings’


Posted March 6, 2018
Updated March 15, 2018

Negotiations Survey

UPDATE: The Survey will be re-opened for any last-chance submissions, between 12:00 p.m. noon to 11:00 p.m. MST on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The EPCOR-CSU 52 Negotiations Survey is available for access until 11:59 p.m. MST of Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

If you are a current EPCOR-CSU 52 Member and did not receive an email regarding the password-protected Survey, please contact our office at 780-448-8900 or info@csu52.org

 Negotiations Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018epcor-survey

Posted January 4, 2018

Notice of EPCOR Bargaining Meetings

EPCOR Bargaining Unit Members, your Union Negotiations Committee has booked five upcoming meetings. This is a great opportunity for you to voice your thoughts or ask questions regarding any bargaining topics that are important to you.

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Come and meet your colleagues, including those who are on the Negotiations Committee:

  • Teresa Doblanko (EPCOR Unit Director)
  • Greg Derkach
  • Brenda Fox
  • Ian Matty
  • Stephanie Mudryk
  • Cathy Williams
  • Joe Childs (Chief Negotiator & Director of Labour Relations)
  • Amber Andersen (Labour Relations Officer)

Please view the below PDF link for meeting dates, times and locations.

 ‘Notice of Bargaining Meetings’


Posted May 23, 2017

Call Out for Negotiations Committee Members

CSU 52 is recruiting Negotiations Committee Members for the EPCOR Collective Agreement negotiations.

The successful applicants will be Active CSU 52 Members who are confident in their ability to articulate the interests and aspirations of employees in their own work area and other member work areas. Committee Members will be inclusive, welcoming and attentive in their support of a wide number of EPCOR employees who will contribute to the bargaining process.

Building the Process

Committee Members will engage the EPCOR Membership in bargaining. Committee Members will work to identify issues and opportunities for collaborative action and ensure the relevance of all proposals for bargaining.

Committee Members will be responsible to attend all meetings associated with the bargaining process and will be responsible to fully contribute to research and communication tasks.

Committee Members will commit to building a supportive team where individual skills are recognized and utilized. Joe Childs (Director of Labour Relations, CSU 52) will act as Chief Negotiator and will be responsible for the Committee.

Interested CSU 52 / EPCOR Members must submit an email detailing their interest in being a member of the Negotiations Committee. All interested Members will meet with Joe Childs (Chief Negotiator), Teresa Doblanko (Contractual Unit Director, EPCOR) and Lanny Chudyk (President, CSU 52) for an interview prior to standing for election to the Negotiations Committee at the appropriate General Membership Meeting.

All applications should be forwarded by June 1, 2017.

TO: info@csu52.org
RE: EPCOR Negotiations Committee