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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. Details will be posted shortly.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...

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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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    15 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike - This is about Students!

    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...

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    19 Sep 18-Tentative Agreement Between AUPE Government Support Services and Alberta Health Services

    After a-year-and-a-half in bargaining, we have reached a tentative agreement with AHS that we, as your bargaining team, are recommending to our membership for acceptance.Throughout this difficult round of negotiations, we never lost sight of the value of the work performed by the General Support Services members who are the unseen heroes of our health care system. This bargaining unit represents more than 100 classifications — from administrative support staff and financial analy...  Read More...

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    3 Sept 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 Employee w...  Read More...

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    21 Aug 18-AUPE and Government of Alberta Sign Tentative Agreement

    EDMONTON – Today, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the Government of Alberta signed a tentative agreement on a new contract for approximately 23,000 front-line government services employees represented by the union.“After close to a year and a half of bargaining and mediation, we’re pleased a tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of mediator Andy Sims that both sides find acceptable,” said AUPE vice-president Karen Weiers.A...  Read More...

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    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...

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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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Bargaining Updates

  • 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...

  • 5 April 18-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff

    Bargaining over monetary items pausedWith our non-monetary items concluded, bargaining has unfortunately becomes less productive than it was when we began last year.The employer has stated its unwillingness to budge from its position presented during bargaining meetings in March, which is a 0% wage package.Your union understands the work you do is important, and deserves to be compensated fairly and appropriately. Your work in the NAIT campus community is integral to the school and stu...  Read More...

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