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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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  • 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...

  • 12 Sept 18-Local 053 University of Lethbridge Bargaining Update

    Local 053 Applies for MediationYour bargaining committee has reached an impasse in negotiations and has applied for mediation to seek assistance in securing a fair settlement with the University.On Sept. 7, your committee received a package from the University that does not value you and the work you do, despite including a contracting out article to replace the current LOU and a letter of understanding on reviewing positions currently excluded from the CBA. The settlement offer f...  Read More...

  • 30 Aug 18-Local 053 University of Lethbridge Bargaining Update

    The Employer Stalls BargainingYour bargaining committee resumed negotiations with the employer on Aug. 20 and 21.The employer acknowledged our fellow AUPE members reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Alberta (GOA), but said this would not influence the employer’s position on wages.Your team suggested the parties use the meeting time wisely and find agreement on what they could before seeking the assistance of a mediator.The employer was not very cooperative, and s...  Read More...

  • 1 Aug 18-Local 071 Chapter 011 Bow Valley College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining reaches impasseYour bargaining committee met with the employer on June 21 for negotiations. Unfortunately, the parties were unable to find common ground and reached impasse.Your union had tabled a revised proposal with the narrowing of our priorities in an effort to push the process forward. The employer maintained its position of a status quo two-year collective agreement.   Read More...

  • 30 June 2018 Bargaining Update

    Your bargaining committee has met with the employer for several bargaining sessions over the past two months.The parties have agreed to meet for at least 10 days of collective bargaining between now and Dec. 31, 2018, and have agreed to the following dates:• September 6 and 7• October 1, 2 and 5• November 5, 6, 19 and 20In the event that the parties cannot attend collective bargaining on any of those dates, they will ensure that they find replacement dates, so that the parties have an opportunit...  Read More...

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