May 4, the UCP government announced new public guidelines attempting to decrease a provincial infection rate that is now the highest in all of North America. One of those guidelines is that all K-12 students will now take classes from home. This creates an obvious strain on any of our members who have children in that age group. Here are our recommendations on how to navigate any childcare issues you may have: 

1. CPC is pushing our members to first use their personal time or annual leave if they would like time off to deal with childcare issues.

2. Once your personal days are used up, members can apply for special leave 

      (Please read RSMC Article 19.03 or Urban Article 21.03).

3. When applying for special leave, ask your supervisor for the proper special leave forms. On those forms, be sure to document a strong case for why you have no alternative arrangements for childcare.

4. If denied special leave, a member could, alternatively, request time off without pay.

5. If you believe your application for special leave due to childcare issues has been unreasonable withheld, speak to a shop steward or call our Health and Safety Office.

 Regardless of our childcare circumstance, it is important we remain vigilant with our safety protocol. If you feel CPC is not doing enough to uphold safety standards on your work floor, our office is here to support you if you choose to refuse unsafe working conditions. Call – 403-295-2556 and select as prompted.

 Thank you CUPW Edmonton Local 730 for sharing this article with us.

CUPW Calgary Local 710 is committed to the health and safety of our membership. The Alberta govt has advised that offices remain open by appointment. Mask wearing is also mandatory during such visit or visitation. Our meetings are being conducted virtually where possible. Please call 403-295-2556 to arrange an appointment or speak to the local leadership as prompted.

Bay 109-5621-11 Street NE Calgary, Alberta

(By appointment)

 Tel: 403 – 295 -2556

 Fax: 403 -295 - 0953

  Calgary Local 710 Office

 CONTACTS: General: Tel: 403.295.2556

 (1) President: Tel: 403.730.7015   

        Email: President@cupwcalgary.org

(2) Health and Safety: Tel: 403.730.7016   

            Email: health-safety@cupwcalgary.org

 (3) Grievance Office:    Tel: 403.730.7017   


 (4) Secretary-Treasurer:  Tel: 403.730.7018   



  Affiliate Offices:

Acme,  Airdrie,  Bassano,  Blackie, Carstairs, Cochrane, Coronation,

Delburne,  Drumheller,  Elnora, Hanna,  High River,

Lousana,  Millerville,  Nanton,   Okotoks,   Oyen,   Priddis, 

Standard,  Strathmore,  Three Hills,  Trochu,  Vulcan.

Click Link :

1. Urban Collective Agreement – Expiry January 31, 2022

2. RSMC Collective Agreement – Expiry December 31, 2021

3. cupw-constitution-2019-2023-en


National Union Link: https://www.cupw.ca/

Calgary District Labour Link: http://www.thecdlc.ca/

Alberta Federation of Labour Link: https://www.afl.org/