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    21 Aug 18 AUPE and Government of Alberta Sign Tentative Agreement

    For an update on the GOA bargaining please see the link below:AUPE AND GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA SIGN TENTATIVE AGREEMENT   Read More...

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    31 May 18 - Information regarding AUPE's 2019 Labour School

    Each year AUPE holds their Advanced Labour School. Our next school is scheduled March 10-14, 2019 in Jasper. The courses are intended for members that have taken AUPE core courses and are active in their component.Next year will be AUPE's Centennial as it will be 100 years since AUPE's predecessor Civil Service Association of Alberta (CSA) was formed.   Read More...

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    29 May 18 - United and Strong

    We are stronger when we work together.Join us in showing Local 039's "unity and strength" by wearing a bandana to the Star Awards June 4th! You can pick up your bandana the morning of the awards between Campus Centre and Heritage Hall.Tell your coworkers and don’t forget to stop by and grab one for yourself!Together we’ll let the SAIT campus know that AUPE Local 039 is united and strong and that we deserve a fair collective agreement   Read More...

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    25 May 18 - OH&S Updates Coming 1 June 2018

    Important message from AUPE’s Occupational Health and Safety CommitteeChanges to Occupational Health and Safety laws take effect June 1. Here are five major ones you need to know!1. Right to Refuse Dangerous Work:The new OH&S Act establishes a worker’s right to decide if a task is dangerous to their health or safety.   Read More...

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    24 May 18 - Blog Post Local Chair - Solidarity Forever

    I thought I would share my thoughts tonight in a blog post on our site. I have been invited to attend the Annual General  Meeting of Local 95 over the next two days (friday/saturday) and I have just finished packing and getting ready for tomorrow. Local 95 is the largest local in our union with several thousand members.   Read More...

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    9 May 18 - AUPE/SAFA ‘End of the Year’ event to be held on 24 May 18

    AUPE/SAFA ‘End of the Year’ event24 May 183:00-6:00 PMWe are hosting a joint ‘End of the Year’ event at the Gateway for all SAFA faculty and AUPE staff. This event replaces the annual BBQ which we are unable to hold due to the construction in the 4-Nines.What’s included?Finger foods2 complimentary drink tickets (pop and water are free)Taxi chits for your ride homeThere will also be a cash bar with SAITSA prices.Our newly elected Social Committee needs your help and support! We are looking for 6 ...  Read More...

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Bargaining Updates

  • 04 Dec 2018 - Bargaining Begins

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer to exchange proposals on Oct. 25. During those initial discussions, it became clear to the committee that the employer is facing external pressures on the bargaining process.A total of six bargaining meetings have been scheduled to take place in December, January and February.The parties also met at the Alberta Labour Relations Board on Nov.   Read More...

  • 04 Aug 2017 - Members Prepare For Bargaining

    Your bargaining committee is preparing to renew your collective agreement.As they develop written proposals and mobilize members, your committee needs to know what you want in your agreement.Tell them, by Sept. 15, by following the link and completing the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SAITBargaining surveys are an important first step in voicing your concerns and putting expectations into a binding, written agreement.It is crucial, especially in this current economic climate, that you parti...  Read More...

  • 29 May 2014 - AUPE Ratifies Collective Agreement With SAIT

    More than 700 support staff at SAIT have ratified a four-year collective agreement that reflects the tentative agreement reached between the Government of Alberta and its workers.“It took a lot of hard work and the help of a mediator, but in the end we’ve achieved a collective agreement that is consistent with the trend in the public sector,” said Guy Smith, President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which represents the workers.Under the new deal, which expires June 30, 2017, emplo...  Read More...

  • 15 May 2013 - Update At 2013 AGM

    On behalf of the entire AUPE Local 39 Bargaining Committee, we would like to thank you for your participation in our Bargaining Survey.On April 8 and April 9, your Bargaining Committee along with AUPE negotiator Kevin Davediuk met and observed the results of your surveys and comments. Based on the feedback we received, the following issues were of concern to you:Wages: Fair and competitive with the Alberta Economy.Consistency and standardization implementation of operating procedures like Flex T...  Read More...

  • 01 June 2011 - Bargaining Update

    I wish to provide you with a update regarding our arbitration application. The labour relations board required SAIT to submit this proposals to the board by last Friday, June 10. On June 10th we received their covering letter, which told us the attachment was being couriered.   Read More...

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What does AUPE mean to me?

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.

by AUPE Local 039 Member Fara Shafee

Social Committee Members Wanted

If you're interested in planning fun social events for Local 039, we want to hear from you. We’ll be electing members to join our Local 039 Social Committee at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on April 26. Come to the meeting and put your name forward to be a part of the action!

Get Active

Would you like to attend a council meeting to see what it's like? Are you celebrating a milestone you'd like to share? If you have any suggestions, or if there is a topic you'd like to know more about, contact:

Labour Education Opportunities

Are you interested in union training? The AUPE Education Program delivers courses to members in support of their role in their union. Upcoming courses include Introduction to Your Union (offered online and in person), Labour History: An Introduction to Workers' History, and Foundations for Union Stewards. If you'd like to know more, check the training schedule for details. All expenses are paid - register now.

Local Spring 2018 Training Series

We will be running a training series over the next 5 months to help inform and educate members. We presently have 3 topics with Bullying and Harassment being the first one starting in February. If you would like to see these sessions offered at an additional time, please let us know. Also if you have any suggestions for our April and June dates, please send your suggestions to chair@aupelocal39.com.

Session 1 - Stand Up to Bullying and Harassment
Thursday, Feb. 22, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 2 - Stand Up to Bullying and Harassment (to be rescheduled)
Thursday, March 22, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 3 - Grievances Are Not Scary
Thursday, April 19, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 4 - PPR Prep
Thursday, May 24, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 5 - TBA
 Thursday, June 21, 12 pm to 1 pm

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    12 April 18 - AUPE "Save our Backs" Campaign

    The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) has been at the forefront of pushing for occupational health and safety (OHS) changes at worksites in all sectors the union proudly represents for decades.From being the first union in Canada to hire a full time OHS representative in 1977, to recently advocating for major changes to OHS legislation that benefit all workers, AUPE has worked hard to improve your safety at work.That’s why AUPE is proud to be a part of a joint-campaign with the ...  Read More...

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    1 Mar 18 - Bill 30 Workplace Health & Safety Laws Fact Sheet

    Please find attached the Bill 30 Fact Sheet for your information.bill30factsheet.pdfPlease email bill30@aupe.org with any questions, or for more information on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers' Compensation Act.   Read More...

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    21 Feb 2018 - Bill 30 Update: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act

    What follows are a list of some of the important changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act Arising from Bill 30. Also included is a powerpoint presentation with plenty of additional information. Bill 30 Presentation-1.ppsCulture It was recognized by the panel reviewing the WCB system that the Board needed to alter its culture from a culture of denial to one focused on the needs of the injured worker. This was done through a number of specific recommendations and not one directed a...  Read More...

  • 23 Jan 18 - Are you getting paid what you are worth or are you working for free?

    Will you be “working” or “volunteering” at Open House and events of this type this year?Here are some things to think about. First of all, you need to fill out an HR 85 Overtime Pre-Approval - Time in Lieu form and get it signed - you can find this form on SAITNOW under the Employee Services - Forms section.Fact – Employment Standards says most employees (full and part-time) are entitled to overtime pay.Fact – Article 15 of our agreement with SAIT says an Empl...  Read More...

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