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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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    7 Nov 18 U of L Rallys - Employers frustrating Actions during Bargaining

    LETHBRIDGE – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) who work at the University of Lethbridge will rally today between noon and 1 p.m. to raise awareness of the employer’s frustrating actions during bargaining.Media, workers, students, and community members are invited to attend. The rally will be at 7 University Drive W.“AUPE members at the University of Lethbridge have been fighting hard for a collective agreement, but recently reached an impasse...  Read More...

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    24 Oct 18-Collective greement Ratified by Government Services Members

    Government Services workers ratified a three-year collective agreement yesterday following a ballot count at AUPE headquarters in Edmonton.A majority in favour of all returned mail-in ballots determined the outcome.The agreement expires March 31, 2020 for more than 22,000 front-line government services workers and includes significant improvements to contract language, including:Employment securityWorkloadContracting outClassificationsPay equityWorksite harassment and discriminationFai...  Read More...

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    17 Oct 18-Local 039 Membership Bargaining Meeting Scheduled for Next Thursday Oct 25th

    Join your Negotiating team for a bargaining update next Thursday from 4:30-5:30. The meeting will be held on campus in room NN105.If you have any questions you would like addressed please submit the to chairlocal039@aupe.ca before next Wednesday Oct 24th.   Read More...

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    17 Oct 18-Local 039 Membership Bargaining Meeting Scheduled for Next Thursday Oct 25th

    Join your Negotiating team for a bargaining update next Thursday from 4:45-5:30. The meeting will be held on campus in room NN105.If you have any questions you would like addressed please submit the to chairlocal039@aupe.ca before next Wednesday Oct 24th.   Read More...

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    17 Oct 18-Defining Casual AUPE Local 039 Employees

    Not all the provisions of the collective agreement will apply to casual employees, but they are full members of AUPE. In the past, employees working on a casual basis used to be called "relief" workers, and collective agreements contained stringent language governing when they could be called to fill in for regular employees.The term "Casual Employment" is defined in our AUPE Collective Agreement as "employment on an hourly basis. Continuous full time casual employment s...  Read More...

  • 16 Oct 18-Agreement Reached at Living Waters Catholic Schools, Strike Over

    EDSON, SLAVE LAKE, WHITECOURT – This morning, members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), who work as support staff at Living Waters Catholic Schools in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt, voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendations for settlement, ending a 18-days long strike.This afternoon, the employer ratified the recommendations as well. Staff will head back to work in the six Living Waters schools affected, tomorrow morning.“We&rsquo...  Read More...

  • 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...

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    16 Oct 18-Canada Post Strike Update

    Posted on Oct. 16, 2018 by Canada Post in Customer UpdatesThe Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice, which means that they will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, October 22, 2018. Should rotating strike action occur, the postal service will continue to operate.Impact to CustomersRotating legal strikes may be isolated to one or two specific locations at a time, affecting those areas for a period of 24 hours.   Read More...

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Bargaining Updates

  • 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...

  • 28 Sept 18-AUPE Living Waters School Support Staff Begin Job Action Today

    WHITECOURT – After returning to the bargaining table yesterday to try and renew a collective agreement and avoid strike action, AUPE’s Living Waters members held their first picket line today when talks at the table broke down and the Board filed for lockout.“At every turn the Living Waters Board has treated our members like they’re worthless and replaceable,” said AUPE Vice-President Rod Feland.“The employer’s decision to lock out staff i...  Read More...

  • 28 Sept 18-The Five Things You Need To Know About the Living Waters Dispute

    1. This is about studentsThe support staff at Living Waters Catholic Schools are fundamental to our kids’ education. They are the educational assistants, custodians, maintenance staff, secretaries, and more who make our schools a better place.   Read More...

  • 25 Sept 18-Local 069 Athabasca University Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Proposed Package Submitted by the EmployerYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Sept. 13 and 14, where the employer presented a proposed Memorandum of Settlement for all outstanding issues and proposals.This was predictable, following the recently signed Tentative Agreement (TA) between members of AUPE and the Government of Alberta (GOA). Many employers, including your own, view this TA as a blueprint for moving forward with negotiations.Proposed Package DetailsSalaries:0%...  Read More...

  • 24 Sept 18-AUPE Media Release: Living Waters Support Staff Vote in Favour Of Strike

    WHITECOURT – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees employed as support staff at Catholic schools in Slave Lake, Edson and Whitecourt have served strike notice to their employer after a vote held last week.The support staff employed by Living Waters Catholic Schools have been in bargaining since 2016. The staff have been fighting for a fair contract but their efforts have been stymied by an employer unwilling to move on important issues such as stable scheduling, compens...  Read More...

  • 21 Sept 18-Rally in Support of Living Waters Staff Monday

    WHITECOURT –Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) who work as support staff for students and teachers at Catholic schools in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt will rally outside the Living Waters Division Office on Sept. 24 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.Media, workers, students and other community members are invited to attend.   Read More...

  • 14 Sept 18-AUPE Files For Mediation With University of Lethbridge

    LETHBRIDGE – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees has filed for mediation with the University of Lethbridge.Following a year of intense bargaining, negotiations broke down Sept. 7 when the university submitted a number of unsatisfactory proposals.“The university has shown itself unwilling to negotiate the issues that matter to our members,” said AUPE Vice-President Susan Slade. “There are approximately 500 AUPE members working the front lines...  Read More...

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I am not alone;
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I have a voice;
My opinion does matter;
I have a big team of professionals looking out for me to ensure:
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my entitlement is maintained and reasonable;
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