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    21 Feb 19 - Bargaining continues, non-monetary items signed off

    Bargaining continues, non-monetary items signed offYour bargaining team met with the employer on Feb. 13 and 14. We were able to agree and sign off on all non-monetary issues during these meetings.   Read More...

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    13 Feb 2019 Memo of Agreement Reached

    Memo of Agreement ReachedYour bargaining committee has reached a Memorandum of Agreement with Lakeland College.Your contract ratification vote is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019.Agreement DetailsThis is a three year agreement with 0% wage increases in the first two years and a wage reopener in the third year. Like similar agreements throughout the province, the agreement includes interest arbitration if we do not agree on a third year wage adjustment by November 30, 2019.There are a n...  Read More...

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    07 Feb 2019 Memo of Agreement Reached

    Memo of Agreement ReachedYour bargaining committee has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Norquest College.Like other contracts throughout the province, this three-year agreement includes 0% wage increases in the first two years (2017/18 and 2018/19) and a wage reopener in the third year (2019/20). If we and the employer do not agree on a salary adjustment by Sept. 30, 2019, this will be forwarded to interest arbitration.Your ratification vote is scheduled for Thursday, Feb.   Read More...

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    4 Feb 2019 Employer shuts down wage increases

    Employer shuts down wage increasesYour bargaining team met with the employer on Wednesday, January 23, but we did not make much progress.The big issues continue to be monetary items as well as new Articles addressing contracting out, contracting in, and wage equity. The employer is still unwilling to address these issues seriously.We put forward a three-year proposal which included a $500 lump sum in year one, raising your salaries to parity with the rest of GPRC employees in year two,...  Read More...

  • 30 Jan 2019 - Tues Feb 5, 2019 AUPE Bargaining Update Meeting to be held

    Your Negotiating Team would like to invite you to join them for an update session to be held next week.We will be holding the same session twice to accommodate two lunch periodsPlease bring your lunch and plan on joining us.Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019in the Orpheus Theater (Campus Center)Choose Either12:00-1:00or1:00-2:00Your Negotiating TeamTanya MullingsDiane MoreauRose Read   Read More...

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    25 Jan 2019

    Tentative agreement ratifiedYour bargaining team is pleased to report after a majority worksite vote on Jan. 19, we now have a fairer collective agreement.Monetary GainsEffective Sept. 1, 2016, and ending Aug.   Read More...

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    20 Dec 2018

    Bargaining StalledYour bargaining team was scheduled to meet with the employer on December 18 and 19. Unfortunately, we only met on December 18. During this meeting the employer stated they had not changed their position on monetary items nor any other outstanding Articles.With the employer refusing to budge on these important issues, we asked the employer to continue working towards an Essential Services Agreement and said that we will file for mediation as soon as the ESA is in place.Thank you...  Read More...

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    18 Dec 2018

    Tentative Agreement ReachedAfter nearly three years of difficult negotiations and mediation, your bargaining committee signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the employer on December 14, 2018.Here are the highlights from the Tentative Agreement:Four-year term beginning September 1, 2016 and ending September 1, 2020;WAGES:Year One: Sept. 1, 2016: 0%Year Two: Sept. 1, 2017: 0%Year Three: Jan.   Read More...

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    12 Dec 2018

    EDMONTON – More than 50 elected representatives from 10 Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Locals representing workers in post-secondary education, boards, agencies and municipal governments will gather today for a full-day bargaining strategy session in south Edmonton.It is the first time in the union’s history these sectors have come together in this type of forum.The groups have been in drawn-out contract negotiations – some for a year or longer – leadin...  Read More...

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    21 Nov 18 U of L Bargaining Update

    Bargaining Resumes with MediationFollowing our successful and energizing Nov. 7 rally, your bargaining committee resumed negotiations with the employer on November 15 and 16 with the assistance of mediator Rick Wilson.While both parties agree on a number of issues in principle, such as improved contracting out and layoff & recall language, we made little progress. The employer refuses to budge on wages and other monetary items.Negotiations are stalled on the following big issues:Maternity le...  Read More...

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    14 Nov 2018-AUPE Government Support Services have Ratified their Temporary Agreement

    Your bargaining committee would like to report members have ratified the three-year tentative agreement today following a mail-in ballot count at AUPE headquarters in Edmonton.A majority of all returned mail-in ballots in favour determined the outcome.The agreement expires March 31, 2020 for more than 26,000 AHS GSS members and includes significant improvements to:Employment securityWorkloadLeaves and EntitlementsBenefitsPay equityFlex spending accountOvertimeHealth and SafetyFurthermore, wage i...  Read More...

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    07 Nov 18-Bargaining Update

    Two days of bargaining were scheduled for this week on Monday and Tuesday. Our next dates are scheduled for later this month on Nov 19th and 20th. For those members that missed the Bargaining meeting recently held I will provide a written update this weekend. If we do not have your personal email address please send it to me at chairlocal039@aupe.ca.Rose ReadChair, Local 039   Read More...

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Bargaining Updates

  • 16 Oct 18-Living Waters Staff and Board Accept Mediator Recommendations

    Your Living Waters bargaining team is pleased to report both you and the Board voted in favour of the mediator’s recommendations, which were presented last night.These recommendations, along with all previously signed-off articles, will form the foundation of your new agreement.The strike will now end, and you will return to work tomorrow, Oct. 17, for your previously scheduled shifts.To recap, some of the amended items we had already signed, include:No DiscriminationRespect in the Workpla...  Read More...

  • 16 Oct 18-Living Waters Members Vte on Mediator's Recommendations Today

    Late last night, our mediator issued a set of recommendations on all outstanding items for our next collective agreement.You can find the mediator’s recommendations here.You can find the previously signed off articles here.Until noon today, members from six Living Waters schools will vote on the mediated recommendations.Voting locations:Edson: Holy Redeemer High School – 4912 12 Ave.Slave Lake: St. Mary of the Lake – 409 6 Ave. SWWhitecourt: St.   Read More...

  • 11 Oct 18-Living Waters Next Meeting Date Confirmed

    The Living Waters bargaining committee and representatives from Living Waters Catholic Schools will go back to the table on Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in Whitecourt in hopes of ending this strike.The parties, with the assistance of a mediator, will continue to work toward achieving a tentative agreement.   Read More...

  • 11 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike Continues As Employer Proposes Rollbacks In Latest Meeting

    WHITECOURT — After returning to the bargaining table Tuesday for the second time since Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff were forced to strike on Sept. 28, an agreement has still not been reached with the employer.“The Living Waters Board continues to propose an agreement that fails to value and respect the important work these members do, providing crucial supports to students. They are purposefully prolonging this strike,” said AUPE vice-president Rod Feland.“In fact,...  Read More...

  • 10 Oct 18-Living Waters Member Update

    Employer backtracks and proposes reductionsYesterday, your bargaining team met with the employer for the second time since we were forced to take strike action. Once again, the Board showed complete disrespect for the work we do and the kids we support, and backtracked on their last offers, erasing any progress made at our last meeting.Oct. 2 MeetingOn Oct.   Read More...

  • 9 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike Update

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer and a mediator today to continue to work toward achieving a tentative agreement and ending this strike.We’re disappointed to announce today’s meeting did not result in an agreement. We will return to the bargaining table with the employer and mediator at a date yet to be determined.Our goal is to reach an agreement that will provide stable, defined hours of work and a predictable, constant work year for members. We also want reasonable ...  Read More...

  • 5 Oct 18-Action Alert: Living Waters Picketing Times

    An update on picketing times for the Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff strike in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt are listed below. We encourage all who can join the picket lines in each community to do so. All are welcome!OCTOBER 5EDSONNo picketSLAVE LAKENo picketWHITECOURTBBQ at the Board office, 4204 Kepler St.   Read More...

  • 3 Oct 18-Living Waters Catholic Schools Member Update

    Yesterday, your bargaining committee met with the employer and a mediator to work toward achieving a tentative agreement and ending this strike.After 13 hours of negotiations, the employer announced the Board needed more time to consider the union’s last proposal.The employer felt the parties should suspend bargaining and resume another day. They informed us they were not available for the remainder of this week, but would be available to meet after the Thanksgiving weekend.We’ve agr...  Read More...

  • 1 Oct 18 Living Waters Senior Executive Hits Picketer With Car

    WHITECOURT – A 37-year employee of Living Waters Catholic Schools was struck by a vehicle driven by a senior executive member of Living Waters this morning on the picket line and sent to hospital with injuries.“Right now we know this member has some muscle injury,” said AUPE vice-president Rod Feland. “We will continue to keep in contact with him and are thankful it appears he will make a full recovery.“This incident highlights the lack of respect and...  Read More...

  • 26 Sept 18-AUPE and Living Waters Board Return to Bargaining Table Thursday

    AUPE’s Living Waters bargaining team will be returning to the table with the employer tomorrow morning in hopes of reaching an agreement and avoiding strike action.Since negotiations with the Board began in 2016, AUPE members have been committed to open and fair discussions at the table in order to secure an agreement that reflects the worth of Alberta’s school support workers and students. We hope the employer is prepared to do the same.   Read More...

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I am not alone;
I belong;
I am protected;
I am visible;
I have a voice;
My opinion does matter;
I have a big team of professionals looking out for me to ensure:
my rights are protected;
my job is secured;
my benefits are upheld;
my entitlement is maintained and reasonable;
my working environment is healthy and fair.

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