​Southern Alberta Geographical Representative, Kirsten Strachey (February 2020)

Kirsten Strachey
Southern Alberta Geographical Rep
Prairie Region Council February 2020

I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of this council.  The depth of knowledge is vast and the enthusiasm to get things done is contagious.  

I have attended (by phone), the Calgary Regional Women’s meeting on Nov 25 & Feb 3, Calgary Area Council meeting Nov 20 and plan on attending the next Calgary Human Rights Committee on Feb 26. I have attended the Regional Strike training for executives, which was perfect as my bargaining component UTE has called for a strike vote for members.  I have also attended a Prairie Regional Council teleconference on Jan 30.

I have been active with the Red Deer District and Labour Council attending meetings when my schedule allows.  I am looking forward to attending the Alberta Federation of Labour meetings on March 3&4, and their open house March 3. It has been educational to be surrounded by such passionate activists.  I am part of the childcare committee meeting and they have recently launched a facebook site, Childcare for All. Working with the UNA,HSAA, & CUPE has been eye opening, they really know how to rally!  They also have a facebook page Friends of Medicare and recently organized - The Peoples bus on Feb 12.

Although my calendar is packed with upcoming union events, conferences, celebration days and rallies, I couldn’t be prouder to be an activist, side by side with my union sisters, brothers and friends. 

In Solidarity,
Kirsten Strachey