Bargaining Updates

Bargaining Updates

Local 38 launches Fair Wages campaign

By refusing to pay workers fairly, the City of Calgary is risking critical public services: clean water, transit safety, summer festivals, and more.

Now it’s up to us to tell City of Calgary decision-makers that our work is essential and that a fair deal is the only way to prevent a strike.

With Stampede season right around the corner, the timing couldn’t be worse for a strike. That’s the message we’re sending in an ad campaign launched on June 10. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for ads all around Calgary.

Local 38 members are in a powerful position to show our value, and this campaign is something we can all be proud of. Now more than ever, standing strong and holding our ground is important. We know our worth, and together, we can make it loud and clear that we won’t be undervalued. 

Together, let’s make our voices loud and clear: City Hall counts on us, and we’re counting on fair pay to keep Calgary running.

Send a message to City Hall to demand fair pay for CUPE 38 members.

Work-to-Rule Frequently Asked Questions

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Strike training sessions a resounding success

Based on an overwhelming response from members, two in-person strike training sessions were held by Local 38 on June 1 and 8, 2024.

Further virtual and/or in-person sessions will be held as the next steps are confirmed.

89% of Local 38 members vote in favour of strike action

On May 15 & 16, 2024, members of CUPE 38, representing the City of Calgary Inside Workers, voted in favour of strike action.

While Local 38 has continued to participate in mediation with the employer, the City has been unwilling to move from their current offer. Local 38 is preparing for next steps and will keep members updated by email.