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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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    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...

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Bargaining Updates

  • 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...

  • 10 July 18-Local 039 SAIT Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesYour 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 7October 1, 2 and 5November 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...  Read More...

  • 12 June 18-Local 071 Chapter 007 Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus

    Bargaining Paused Following Latest MeetingYour bargaining team met with the employer on June 5 and 6 to discuss mostly non-monetary issues. Unfortunately, the two days of meetings resulted in few gains and very little movement.Perhaps most notably, changes were made to the amount of tuition waiver money a member can carryover. Currently, a member can carryover $1,200.   Read More...

  • 6 June 18-Local 052 University of Calgary Support Staff

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on May 28 and 29 to discuss a number of non-monetary items.Bargaining was productive and meaningful, highlighted by agreement to Article 9, Time off for Union business. This article includes an amendment allowing for 1 hour without loss of pay for attending Union Annual General Meetings. This was the only Article on which agreement was reached.The parties also spent considerable time discussing trust funds as they are utilized for ...  Read More...

  • 25 May 18 Bargaining Update

    Your Negotiating Team met on Tuesday May 22, 2018. Our next scheduled dates are on Tuesday and Wednesday June 19 & 20 and Friday June 22, 2018   Read More...

  • 16 May 18-Local 069 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    BARGAINING CONTINUESYour committee met with the employer to continue negotiations on May 7 and 8. Bargaining moved slowly, with lengthy discussions at the table on items we hoped would be more quickly negotiated. That said, we are hopeful to move to some of the more complicated articles by our next meeting, including Personal Leave, Workload and Contracting In/Out.   Read More...

  • 2 May 18-Local 071 Chapter 10 Norquest College Non-Academic Staff

    Bargaining pausedYour committee met with the employer on April 26. During that meeting we were able to sign off on the final outstanding non-monetary items and began negotiations over monetary issues.While the tone of bargaining was positive and cordial, we were unfortunately not able to find agreement on our monetary positions. The employer remains firm in its position of a three-year contract with 0% wage increases or monetary enhancements for the first two years and a wage reopener in the thi...  Read More...

  • 10 Apr 18-NAIT's Latest Update

    Bargaining over monetary items paused...Click here to read NAIT's latest bargaining update as of 5 April 2018 on AUPE org's website.   Read More...

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