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    01 May 19 International Workers’ Day, or "May Day"

    International Workers’ Day, or May Day, is recognized around the world on May 1 in celebration of the labour movement and ordinary working people.The first May Day was held over 100 years ago to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago, where working people took to the streets with strikes and protests to fight for an eight-hour work day.Since then, unions and activists have kept this tradition going with annual marches and demonstrations, often to raise awareness of injustice and ...  Read More...

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    24 Apr 2019 Bargaining, Mediation...Whats Next?

    Prior to the changes to Alberta Legislation last year our AUPE members did not have the "right to strike". Now that we do have the right to strike we know members have a lot of questions about the changes to the bargaining process.We have put together a video for our members that will explain the bargaining process prior to the legislative changes and the new process.We hope you find this video informative. You can view it on our Local YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/DJJAi7EUTWY...  Read More...

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    Is your personal phone number up-to-date with your union? Expect a call from your union president!On April 16, Albertans elected a United Conservative Party government. The UCPmade a number of promises throughout the provincial election campaign that could have an impact on the work you do.   Read More...

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  • 6 March 2019 Norquest College Agreement Ratified

    Agreement RatifiedYour agreement has been ratified following a vote on Friday, March 1.This is a three-year agreement which includes zero-per-cent wage increases in the first two years (2017/18 and 2018/19) and a wage reopener in the third year (2019/20). If we do not agree on a salary adjustment during the wage reopener by Sept. 30, 2019, this will be forwarded to interest arbitration.This agreement is an improvement in many ways, including:• New language addressing bullying, harassment, a...  Read More...

  • 1 Mar 2019 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    Tentative Agreement RatifiedYour bargaining committee is pleased to inform you that our tentative agreement has been ratified following a vote of the membership on Feb. 27.The three-year collective agreement is effective retroactively to July 1, 2017, and will expire on June 30, 2020. The contract includes no wage increases in the first two years of the agreement, with wage re-opener negotiations for the third year beginning on May 1, 2019.The agreement includes several improvements, including a...  Read More...

  • 1 Mar 2019 Local 053 U of L Bargaining Update

    Mediator Recommends Terms of Collective AgreementOur mediator, Rick Wilson, has issued recommendations for an agreement between you and the employer.We will be holding a ratification vote for this tentative agreement on Tuesday, March 12.We are organizing information meetings for all members on Wednesday, March 6.This will be an important opportunity to ask questions and discuss the mediator’s recommended agreement. Your bargaining team will be sharing more details about these me...  Read More...

  • 28 Feb 2019 ACAD Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesAfter meetings with the employer on Feb. 20 and 21, a number of outstanding articles remain on the table for negotiation, including many monetary items and the length of the contract.We do not yet have an agreement on rates of pay and the current salary proposal on the table is 0% wage increases for two years, with a wage reopener in the third that would go to arbitration if an agreement is not reached within 30 days.Other articles still up for discussion are the following:Ar...  Read More...

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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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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

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