Ramadan Month

The ATU Local 583 Officers would like to wish everyone celebrating a peaceful, healthy and happy Ramadan month. Wishing you all the best! Ramadan Mubarak. COPE 397 /jr

Member passing – Ronald Edgar

The Officers of ATU Local 583 wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ronald Edgar, who passed away Monday May 7th, 2018. Ronald was a retired Maintenance Employee and 31 year ATU 583 member. No … Read More

AFL MidTerm Forum

We had a delegation of 24 attend the AFL 2018 Mid Term Forum! This year the forum focused on the upcoming election and how Unions can make a difference. From the afl.org website on the Mid Term Forum: The next … Read More

Nagar Kirtan – Annual Sikh parade

Our members have been invited to attend Nagar Kirtan, the annual Sikh parade taking place on May 12, 2018. Please see below for more information! From the letter sent by Ranbir Singh Parmar, President of the Dashmesh Culture Center in … Read More

Book Drive – Update

The ATU Local 583 Women’s Commitee recently collected donations for the CBC- Calgary Reads Big Book Sale as well as the ATU 583 Support Group. Proceeds from the Big Book Sale go towards literacy programs and free books for all … Read More

Officer Garage Visit – May 2018

The Full Time Officers of ATU Local 583 will be at Anderson Garage on May 14, 2018 between 0830 and 1530 to say hello and answer questions the Membership may have. Please make a point to drop by the Dispatch … Read More

International Workers’ Day – May 1

May Day reminder: Picket information 4:30 PM – Gather at City Hall (800 Macleod Trail SE) 5:30 PM – March 6:00 PM – Discussion, potluck and social evening (CommunityWise Resource Centre 223 12 Ave SE) May Day (International Workers’ Day) … Read More

Spirit of Gold Award – United Way

Zul Vira and Harvey Woo were present at the United Way’s Spirit of Gold awards ceremony that honors people, organizations, agencies and workplaces that displayed outstanding leadership and dedication during the United Way’s annual campaign. ATU Local 583 Officers are … Read More

Alberta Labour History Institute

Recently our Financial Secretary Treasurer, Zul Vira, and Executive Board member Raj Jessel met with the Alberta Labour History Institute regarding preserving the history of our Local. We presented the Institute with a donation to help them carry on their … Read More

Retirement – Peter Connell

Peter Connell stopped by our office today to pick up his retirement package, which the Officers of ATU Local 583 presented to him. Peter is a 19 year ATU 583 member and is retiring from the Maintenance area. We want … Read More

Calgary Mountain View Nomination meeting

Here are the details for the Calgary Mountain View Nomination meeting Saturday. Saturday, April 14 Who – Minister Kathleen Ganley and Premier Rachel Notley What – Nomination Meeting for Calgary Mountain View. When – 5:30 to 7pm (snacks and drinks … Read More

Sikh Heritage Month

ATU Local 583 would like to recognize and congratulate our Sikh sisters and brothers on the Alberta Government’s declaration of April 2018 as Sikh Heritage Month *Please click photo to see in full COPE 397 /jr

Member passing- Andrew Andrews

The Officers of A.T.U Local 583 wish to extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Andrew Andrews, who passed away November 27, 2017. Andrew was a 19 year A.T.U Local 583 member and retired HandiBus employee. A … Read More

50 Year Member – Dennis Prybelski

Dennis Prybelsi stopped by our Office today to pick up his 50 Year Member plaque, hat and pin! Dennis was unfortunately unable to join us for our Retiree’s Banquet last September where one of the things we honored (as usual) … Read More

Retirement – Lori Swainson

Lori visited our Office today so the Officer’s of Local 583 were able to present her retirement package. Lori is a 21 year ATU 583 member and we want to congratulate her on her retirement and wish her all the … Read More

Retirement – Heather Walker

Heather Walker stopped by to see us at the office today and the Officers of Local 583 were on hand to present her with her retirement package. Heather is a 10 year ATU 583 member and we wish her the … Read More

Retirement – Bernie Ontkean

Recent retiree Bernie Ontkean stopped by our office last week so the Officer’s could present his retirement package. Bernie is a 15 year ATU 583 member and we would like to wish him all the best with the future. Congratulations … Read More

Retirement – Dave Sugden

Dave Sugden stopped by our office today and the Officers of ATU Local 583 presented him with his retirement plaque and package. Dave is a 37.5 year ATU Local 583 member and we want to wish him all the best … Read More

Member Passing – Joanne Paley

The Officers of ATU Local 583 wish to extend their most heartfelt sympathies to the family and the friends of Joanne Paley. Joanne was a retired Maintenance employee and a 38 year ATU 583 member. She passed away Friday March … Read More

Volunteers for Transit Matters photoshoot

Please see below for a message from our advertising partner Scout Communications: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We have an exciting opportunity for ATU 583 Members to take part in our next positive image campaign. We are looking for volunteers to be featured in … Read More

Nowruz celebration

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to wish everyone celebrating Nowruz ‘Navroz Mubarak’. All the best to you and your family, filled with good health, wealth, happiness, love, unity and all good things. COPE 397 /jr

Thank your Bus Driver Day

The Officers of ATU 583 send out a big THANK YOU to all our Operators today! You deserve to be acknowledged, enjoy your day of recognition. COPE 397 RR/jr

Retirement – Joseph Driessen

The Full Time Officers of ATU Local 583 were out yesterday (March 15th, 2018) to meet Joseph Driessen on his last run! We would like to wish Joseph all the best in his retirement and all the best in his … Read More

Government of Alberta Initiatives

Below are five links that lead to Government of Alberta Initiatives. Key points about these projects: • As the economy gets stronger it’s time to talk about how we secure the recovery for the long term and build an economy … Read More

New OHS Act

Please see below for a message from Chris O’Halloran, Stakeholder Relations, Office of the Premier. ————————————————————————————————————————- The new OHS Act, which takes effect June 1, 2018, defines workplace harassment and violence in all its forms, including sexual and domestic violence. … Read More

Member Passing – Susanne Lewin

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Susanne Lewin. Susanne was a 44 year retired office employee who was with ATU Local 583 for 44 years. She passed … Read More

Member Passing – Larry Johnston

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Larry Johnston, who passed away Sunday January 7th, 2018. Larry was a 47 year ATU Local 583 member and a retired … Read More

Retirement – Raymond Neitz

We would like to wish Raymond Neitz a very happy retirement! Raymond’s last day of work was today, March 1st, 2018. Congratulations Raymond! Zul Vira (Financial Secretary Treasurer) and Bill Johnson (Recording Secretary, Maintenance/Office) were on hand to present Raymond … Read More

Member Passing – Gerald Barnett

The Officers of ATU Local 583 want to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gerald Barnett who passed away Tuesday February 20th, 2018. Gerald was a 50 year member of Local 583 and a retired mechanic. … Read More

International Convention 2019 – Voting

ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO THE AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2019 VOTING INSTRUCTIONS Please select up to ten (10) candidates for delegate status and up to four (4) candidates for alternate status. If more than ten candidates for delegate status … Read More

Member Passing – Arthur Miles

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Arthur Miles, who passed away Thursday February 15, 2018. Arthur was a 50 year ATU Local 583 member and a retired … Read More

Retirement – Jaswant Bains

Jaswant Bains had his last day today and the Officers of ATU Local 583 were there to present his plaque and package. Jaswant is a 37 year member of ATU 583 and we wish him all the best in his … Read More

Retirement – Randy Tramble

Randy Tramble had his last day today and ATU 583 Officers were there to present his package/plaque and to congratulate him on his retirement.Randy is a 38 year ATU Local 583 member and we wish him all the best in … Read More

Retirement – Mohan Khunkhun

Mohan Khunkhun had his last day at the end of December 2017. ATU 583 Officers Rick Ratcliff, Zul Vira and Bill Johnson were there to present Mohan with his retirement package and plaque. We would like to wish Mohan the … Read More

Retirement – Gary Ducarme

Gary Ducarme had his last day at the end of December 2017. Rick Ratcliff, Zul Vira and Bill Johnson were there to present his retirement package and plaque. Gary is a 39 year ATU 583 member and we want to … Read More

Retirement – Beryl McNeil

Operator McNeil had her last day Friday January 26, 2018. Rick Ratcliff (President/Business Agent of Local 583) and Zul Vira (Financial Secretary/Treasurer of Local 583) were there to present her with her plaque and retirement package. Beryl is an 18 … Read More

REMINDER – 2018 Scholarship

Please note that all applications for the 2018 ATU International Scholarship need to be POST MARKED by January 31, 2018. If you need a copy of the application please download the PDF from the ATU International website. A link can … Read More

Update on de-certification

Today ATU 583 was informed by the Labour Relations Board that the application for the de-cerification has been withdrawn. This is good news for our Union. The hearing that is scheduled for later this month is NOT going ahead. If … Read More

Member Passing – Frank Nish

The Officers of Local 583 wish to offer their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Frank Nish who passed away October 11, 2017. Frank was a 36 year retired ATU Local 583 HandiBus Operator. /jr COPE 397

Member Passing – Ken Bardell

The Officers of Local 583 wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ken Bardell. Ken was a retired Transit Operator and he passed away December 24, 2017. A service is to be held dec 30 … Read More

Holiday wishes and office closure

The Officers and staff of ATU Local 583 would like to wish the membership a safe and happy holiday season! Our office will be closed December 22 at Noon and reopens January 2, 2018 at 8 AM. As always if … Read More

Christmas Greetings

ATU Local 583 will be at all Calgary Transit facilities wishing the members a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! This will start this afternoon for the Maintenance area with the main effort happening between 0400 and 0700 tomorrow morning. … Read More

Retirement – Margaret McCallum

Operator Margaret McCallum had her last day today and ATU 583 Officers Rick Ratcliff and Neil McKinnon were there to present her with her Local 583 retirement plaque and package. Margaret is a 25 year ATU 583 member and we … Read More

Member Passing – John (Jack) Keats

The Officers of Local 583 extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jack Keats, who passed away Thursday December 7, 2017. Jack was a 71 year retired Local 583 member. No service will be held.

Debate – Calgary/Lougheed

There is going to be a debate in the constituency Calgary-Lougheed on Sunday, December 10 from 2-3:30 pm at Braeside Community Association, 11024 Braeside Dr. SW. The hall holds 300 and seating is on a first come basis. We don’t … Read More

Member Passing – Timmy (Man-Wah) Lee

The Officers of Local 583 want to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Timmy (Man-Wah) Lee, who passed away Thursday November 30th, 2017. Timmy was a retired 39 year member of Local 583. There is no … Read More

Garage Visits – January 2018

ATU Local 583 Officer Garage Visits The Full Time Officers of ATU Local 583 will be at Spring Gardens Garage on January 23, 2018 between 0830 and 1530 to say hello and answer questions the Membership may have. Please make … Read More

Children’s Christmas Party Reminder

ATU Local 583 would like to remind our membership about the Christmas party this Sunday December 10th at the Red and White Club at the north end of McMahon Stadium. The fun starts at 10:30 AM! Please also remember the … Read More

ATU International Scholarship – Reminder

2018 A.T.U. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM In Memory Of: Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas The 2018 scholarships are in remembrance of the man who led the fight in Canada to provide health insurance for all. Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas, who passed away February … Read More

Stuff-A-Bus 2017 (Hampton’s Co-Op)

Rick Ratcliff (President/Business Agent), Zul Vira (Financial Secretary Treasurer) and ATU 583 member Asha Singh were out soliciting donations for the Calgary Food Bank on a cold Saturday November 4th, 2017 morning. Last year at this event it was 15 … Read More

Update on LAPP

As reported at the November 14th, 2017 Regular Meeting, an LAPP contribution rate reduction has now been approved by the Provincial Government. This action by the Trustee Board and our current NDP Government proves that the previous P.C. Government comments … Read More

Member Passing – Evald (Ed) Gerlat

The Officers of ATU Local 583 wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Evald (Ed) Gerlat. Ed passed away Saturday November 11, 2017. He was a 47 and 1/2 year ATU 583 retired member. A … Read More

Member passing – Giorgio Cotroneo

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Giorgio Cotroneo. Giorgio was a 28 year ATU Local 583 retired member and passed away on November 8th, 2017. There will … Read More

ATU 583 Children’s Christmas Party 2017

ATU Local 583’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party OPEN TO ALL SIGNED UP MEMBERS OF LOCAL 583 IN GOOD STANDING. MEMBER’S CHILDREN UP TO AND INCLUDING THE AGE OF 12 YEARS ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GIFT SUNDAY – December 10, … Read More

Retirement – Rodney Potter

The Officers of ATU Local 583 wished Rodney Potter a very happy retirement this past week when he stopped by the office for his package. Rodney is a 27 year ATU 583 member and we wish him all the best … Read More

Retirement – William Houtman

ATU Local 583 Officers went out to meet William Houtman on his last run this past Friday. William is a 31 year ATU 583 member and we want to wish him all the best for the future and a very … Read More

Retirement – Robert Carmichael

Robert Carmichael stopped by our office last week to pick up his retirement package and have the Officers of ATU Local 583 wish him well. Robert is a 35 year Local 583 member and we want to wish him all … Read More

Retirement – Robert Sanders

The Officers of ATU Local 583 were on hand when Robert Sanders stopped by the office for his retirement package last week. Robert is a 20 year ATU Local 583 member and we want to wish him all the best … Read More

2018 Tommy Douglas Memorial Scholarship

2018 A.T.U. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM In Memory Of: Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas The 2018 scholarships are in remembrance of the man who led the fight in Canada to provide health insurance for all. Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas, who passed away February … Read More

Retirement – Helen Dueck

The Officers of ATU Local 583 were on hand today to meet Helen Dueck on her last run at McKnight Westwinds. Helen is a 26 year ATU Local 583 member and we would like to wish her success in the … Read More

Retirement – Wojciech Arkuszynski

Wojciech Arkuszynski stopped by our office today for his retirement package. Wojciech is a 21 year ATU 583 member and the Officers of Local 583 would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavors and a happy … Read More

Retirement – Amin Jina

Amin Jina stopped by our office to pick up his retirement package today. Amin is a six and a half year ATU 583 member and the Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to wish him a very happy retirement!

Deceased Retired Member – George Dorn

Brother George Dorn passed away peacefully yesterday. George was lovingly known as #1 by all in the workplace because he held badge #1 for 15 years before retiring with 50 years of active service. He was a 52 and 1/2 … Read More

Retirement – Ronald Mah

The Officers of ATU Local 583 want to wish Ronald Mah a happy retirement. Ronald is a 14 year ATU 583 member. Congratulations on your retirement Ronald! COPE 397 /jr

Retirement – Gareth Wood

The Officers of ATU 583 would like to say congratulations to Gareth Wood on his recent retirement. Gareth is a 27 year Local 583 member and we wish him all the best in the future, congratulations Gareth! COPE 397 /jr

Retirement – Jan Mraz

The Officers of ATU Local 583 want to congratulate Jan Mraz in his recent retirement. Jan is a 38 year ATU 583 member and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Congratulations Jan! COPE 397 /jr

Retirement – Janice Larlham

The Officers of ATU 583 would like to congratulate Janice Larlham on her recent retirement. Janice is a 16 year ATU Local 583 member and we wish her all the best in her retirement. Congratulations Janice! COPE 397 /jr

Retirement – Paulette King

Yesterday, Paulette King stopped by our office to pick up her retirement package and have the Officers of Local 583 wish her well in her retirement. Paulette is a 17 year ATU 583 member and we wish her all the … Read More

Retirement – Don Grainger

The ATU 583 Officers would like to congratulate Don Grainger on his retirement! Don is a 37 year ATU 583 member and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Congratulations Don! COPE 397 /jr

Deceased Member – Ray Klassen

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ray Klassen who passed away Monday June 26, 2017. Ray was a retired 36 year ATU 583 member. A funeral service … Read More

Deceased Member – Murray Frederick

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Murray Frederick who passed away Wednesday September 6, 2017. Murray was a retired 51 year ATU 583 member. A private service … Read More

Deceased Member – Clifford Pomroy

Retired Transit Operator and 57 year ATU 583 member, Clifford Pomroy passed away Saturday August 26, 2017. The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Clifford. Funeral Services will … Read More

Retirement – Ming Siu

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to wish Ming Siu a very happy retirement! Ming is a 26 year ATU 583 member and we want to wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Congratulations Ming! As … Read More

Retirement – Bill Lam

The Officers of ATU Local 583 want to wish Bill Lam all the best in his retirement! Bill retired last week and is an eight year Local 583 member. Congratulations on the retirement Bill!

Retirement – Ali Nayani

The Officers of Local 583 would like to congratulate Ali Nayani on his recent retirement. Ali is a 29 year ATU 583 member and we want to wish him all the best in the future. Congratulations Ali!

Retirements – Neil Armitage

The Officers of ATU Local 583 would like to congratulate Neil Armitage on his retirement this past Friday (September 1). Neil has been an ATU member for 39 years and served on the Executive Board of Local 583 as Chief … Read More

2017 Pride Parade

The ATU Local 583 Women’s Committee put together a float and assembled a group of Local 583 members to march in this year’s Pride Parade. The float was made to look like a bus in pride colours with the words … Read More

Calgary Pride Parade – Reminder

The Membership of ATU 583 is supporting the Women’s Committee having a float in the upcoming Calgary Pride Parade. The parade takes place on Sunday September 3, 2017. We are welcoming ATU 583 members and their immediate family to walk … Read More

Special Called Meeting – Service Changes

Date: August 10, 2017 Time: 10:00 and 19:30 Location: ATU Local 583 Union Office located at 5325 1A Street S.W Agenda: – Service changes and potential options to assist with over capacity effective September 4, 2017. No other business will … Read More

AFL Kid’s Camp – final reminder

Don’t forget to get your applications in for your child(ren) to attend this year’s AFL Kid’s Camp! We have applications at the office and need them in by this Thursday June 15th! 23rd ANNUAL KID’S CAMP AUGUST 7-11, 2017 GOLDEYE … Read More

Member Passing – Ed Fisher

The Officers of ATU Local 583 wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ed Fisher who passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. Ed was a Retired Transit Operator and a 51 year ATU 583 member. … Read More

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