As many of you are already aware, thousands of Fort McMurray residents have once again been evacuated due to flooding caused by a 24 km long ice jam on the Athabasca River. Many have lost their homes once again.
Local 488 would like to show our support by helping to provide badly needed donations to the residents.
We will be accepting donations at our front doors at the Local 488 Office in Edmonton located at 16214-118 Ave on Thursday, April 30/20 from 9 am-3pm.
Social distancing rules will be strictly followed.
Right now they are in need of:
New unopened bedding/sheets/pillows
Size 5 6 and newborn diapers
Nonperishable food items
Toiletries Toilet paper Brushes, combs,
new/unopened under wear all sizes including plus size and sports bras
Local 488 has been asked to raise our voice against Local 1999 and the destructive labour tactics they employ. Click this link to share an email protesting the race to the bottom Local 1999 is currently creating!
I hope you are all well. Below is some information on voting rights. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Always seek your job steward first then to an agent if necessary. Thank you for all your efforts in the spring.
Voting in Federal, Provincial or Municipal Elections The Canada Elections Act, Alberta Election Act, and Alberta Local Authorities Election Act stipulate an employee, who qualifies as an elector, will be allowed three consecutive hours during the period polls are open, to vote in federal, provincial, or municipal elections. Employees who work the normal daily hours of 8:15 am to 4:30 pm on Election Day do not require time off when the polls close at 7:30 pm or later. For employees who work shifts, work irregular hours, or vote at an advance poll, departments should ensure the employee’s work schedule allows for the required three consecutive hours. Employees will not be deducted salary for time off to vote. This includes advanced polls so if you have had 3 consecutive hours on any day the polls are open including advanced polls employers are not required to allow you to leave early on election day. You can vote at any polling station in the advanced polling locations even if it is not in your residency area.
Please get out and vote and have your voice heard in the Provincial election.