12 June 18-Local 071 Chapter 007 Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus

Bargaining Paused Following Latest Meeting

Your bargaining team met with the employer on June 5 and 6 to discuss mostly non-monetary issues. Unfortunately, the two days of meetings resulted in few gains and very little movement.

Perhaps most notably, changes were made to the amount of tuition waiver money a member can carryover. Currently, a member can carryover $1,200. We secured an increase to $1,800 for future tuition carryovers.

Some minor changes were made to non-monetary items, and we retained articles regarding contracting in and out, wage equity, classification review, and discrimination and harassment.

Future Discussions on Hold

There are currently no dates scheduled for returning to negotiations. Both parties agreed to pause bargaining to allow for time to explore further options and consider developments in Alberta’s political climate.

Your bargaining team is committed to keeping you informed. Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining committee with any feedback, questions or concerns that you may have.

Shannon Ball
Stacy Basnett
Kerry Cleaver

Ken Cutrell, Negotiator 780-930-3328 or k.cutrell@aupe.org
Dave Malka, Organizer 780-232-3407 or d.malka@aupe.org
Alexander Delorme, Communications Officer 780-930-3333 or a.delorme@aupe.org