Upcoming Local Meeting: June 25, 2019

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Local 196 will be holding a Local General Meeting on June 25, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h

Meeting: 1800h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


Elections to be held for:

1 OH&S Committee Member

1 PRC Committee Member

1 Education Committee Member

Nomination Deadline: June 18, 2019 @ 1630h.

*Nominations must be faxed or emailed to contact info below*

Polling Hours @ Meeting: 1800h to 1930h


Nomination forms can be downloaded under the ‘Resources’ tab.

Forms must be submitted via fax @ 780-493-8579 or via email to local196exec@una.ca.

UNA Nurses Week Contest

Happy Nurses Week from UNA and Local 196!

UNA members who login or activate their UNA DMS account and ensure their contact information is up to date during Nurses’ Week will be eligible to win $750.00 worth of Apple products. This contest is open between Monday, May 6 and Sunday, May 12, 2019.

REMINDER: Local Special Meeting: May 15, 2019

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Local 196 will be holding a Special Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h

Meeting: 1800h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


This is a special meeting to discuss and approve negotiation proposals put forth by Local 196 members and Executive. Approved proposals will be submitted to the Provincial Negotiating Committee.


p: 780-430-4616  f: 780-493-8579

email: local196exec@una.ca

Are you coming to the May 6, 2019 Nurses Week EI/Education Dinner?

registration closes april 29, 2019 (waitlist will open after registration deadline)


Local 196 UNA welcomes Nurse Tilda

Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life — at home for her family, at work for strangers — but her skills didn’t come easily. From when she was a child taking care of her sick parents to her career as an ICU nurse in one of Canada’s largest hospitals, there have always been daunting challenges and worthy rewards for her work. With her trademark humour, unflinching honesty, and skilled storytelling, she will be sure to make us laugh and teach us a thing or two!

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT HER TALK TO COME…..


Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave.

Doors/Cash Bar @ 17:30   

Dinner @ 18:00   

Speaker @ 19:00

Book signing to follow


This event is open to members & duespayers of

Local 196 only.


Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

 

TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.

 

Click the Eventbrite link to register.

 

Registration Deadline is April 29, 2019

 

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


 

Questions/Concerns/Dietary requests? Please email Local196Education@una.ca

 

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite or email Local196Education@una.ca prior to the registration deadline.

Cancellation instructions and waitlist instructions are on the local website: local196una.ca/ei-dinners

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Local Special Meeting: May 15, 2019

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Local 196 will be holding a Special Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h

Meeting: 1800h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


This is a special meeting to discuss and approve negotiation proposals put forth by Local 196 members and Executive. Approved proposals will be submitted to the Provincial Negotiating Committee.


p: 780-430-4616  f: 780-493-8579

email: local196exec@una.ca

Reminder: Local 196 Special Event: April 16, 2019

Local 196 will be holding a Special Event: Education Presentation and Open Forum on April 16, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h

Presentation: 1800-1900h

Open forum to follow

 

Members of Local 196 may attend.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


Education Presentation speaker: Perri Garvon, Coordinator Labour Programs, United Way of Alberta

“Recognize, Respond and Refer the Symptoms of Domestic Violence” How do we recognize it? How do we respond ? And what are the referrals available?

Open Forum with guest Duane McEwan, Labour Relations Officer, UNA.


p: 780-430-4616

f: 780-493-8579

email: local196exec@una.ca

ECECAF partners with United Way to feed All In For Youth students

Reposted from www.myunitedway.ca/blog

“What do local fire fighters, bus drivers, power plant workers, senior police officers, and other City of Edmonton workers and managers all have in common with community nurses and Alberta Health Services managers?

They are all making life better for our city’s most vulnerable children, and for many others as well.

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The Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund (ECECAF) has more than 11,000 participating members from nine local unions and employee associations. Each worker contributes a percentage of their salary to the fund every month. Some of the money is spent on member services such as driver education subsidies and scholarships; however, the majority of the funds (more than $1 million a year) goes to local charities, including the e4c School Nutrition Program at Edmonton’s five All In For Youth Schools, an initiative funded by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.

“It is all of our members who are making this happen,” says Laura Manz, vice-chair of the ECECAF board of trustees, which decides which charities will receive funding. “They are making a difference with every pay cheque.”

Employees from these nine local unions make up ECECAF.

Employees from these nine local unions make up ECECAF.

ECECAF partners with a wide variety of charities, including the Children’s Wish Foundation that transformed six-year-old Mable Tooke into the cancer fighting superhero “Spider Mable”.  ECECAF has purchased a washer and dryer for a newcomer settlement agency, sponsored police dog agility training trials, and last year, gave its largest donation ever – $2 million towards the renovation of NorQuest College’s downtown Heritage Tower.

The goal for ECECAF’s board is to ensure the donated dollars always have “maximum impact to lift lives up within the communities that we live and work in”.

“It’s all about helping people to help themselves,” explains Manz. We chose to fund the e4c School Nutrition Program because children are challenged to participate fully in classroom learning if they don’t have good food in their bellies and we wanted to work with the United Way to support these students to reach their full potential.”

“ECECAF is not about giving handouts. ECECAF supports agencies that walk alongside others to give others a hand up.

ECECAF got its start back in 1941 (the same year as our United Way), when soldiers were coming home from World War II and needed support to get back on their feet. “After the war, it expanded to the whole community,” recounts Manz. “But we haven’t strayed away from our roots. It’s people helping other people to live a full life.”

Like so many members of the ECECAF board, Manz has volunteered on the board for many years, but her commitment to helping others has been life-long.  “Volunteering is a privilege,” says Manz. “I believe it is important to share with others, and ECECAF allows us to do that.  ECECAF is not about giving handouts. ECECAF supports agencies that walk alongside others to give others a hand up.”

There is evidence that low literacy early in life, poor nutrition, poor school performance, and lack of employment skills contribute to the cycle of poverty. This is why ECECAF’s committed to supporting school lunch programs, early literacy development and youth employment programs. ECECAF is helping to build foundations of success for children and youth in our region.

School nutrition program provides healthy snacks for students

School nutrition program provides healthy snacks for students

We would like to, once again, acknowledge the Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund Board of trustees for your years of support to United Way and for helping contribute to changing young lives for the better.  On behalf of the thousands of children, youth and families impacted by the programs ECECAF supports, thank you!”