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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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Bargaining Updates

  • 7 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 014 Red Deer College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Oct. 31 to exchange in-going proposals.Your committee presented a comprehensive bargaining package that includes a number of reasonable monetary proposals. We also communicated to the employer that we wish to see improvements to the language of the collective agreement to better reflect the changes in workplace practices and policies that have taken place in Alberta society.The employer’s package included a relatively smal...  Read More...

  • 03 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 12 Living Waters Bargaining Update

    Mediation BeginsMediation began Nov. 1 with some considerable pushback from the employer. By the end of our meeting, almost all outstanding items were monetary.Some issues that remain outstanding include workers’ compensation, the term of the agreement, retroactivity, the salary schedule and wage increases.While we also advocated hard for changes to overtime and hours of work, the employer refuses to consider these amendments as they claim those would cost them too much.This story is not n...  Read More...

  • 31 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 009 Northern Lakes College Bargaining Update

    BARGAINING BEGINSYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Oct. 30 to exchange proposals. We were disappointed at the package presented by the employer, which lacked any specific references to collective agreement articles.   Read More...

  • 30 Oct 17 Local 038 NAIT Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsThe parties met Oct. 26 to exchange proposals, with both sides expressing a desire to update the collective agreement to better reflect current employment best practices.Aside from minor housekeeping changes and the addition of gender-neutral language, the following articles are unchanged and will be signed off during our next bargaining meeting: Jurisdiction (Article 2); Management Recognition (Article 4); Legislation and the Collective Agreement (Article 6); Safety and Health ...  Read More...

  • 27 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 004 Lakeland College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continued in a positive manner during meetings held on Oct. 24 and 25. As anticipated, the union and the employer have now signed off all non-monetary items.   Read More...

  • 20 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 013 Edmonton Catholic Bargaining Update

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer and a third party mediator for the first time on Oct. 12. We agreed to schedule the next mediation meeting for Jan.   Read More...

  • 16 Oct 17- Local 071 Chapter 003 Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No 2

    Mediation ContinuesOn Oct. 5 and 6 your bargaining committee met with the employer and was faced with the same uncooperativeness as in the last meetings.While both our union and the employer came into mediation with proposals, the employer did not want to address these outstanding articles one-by-one nor sign off on any before mediation started. This is just one of many tactics they’ve used which has slowed the negotiations process and made compromise difficult.During the first meeting, our unio...  Read More...

  • 04 Aug 17-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 14-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 13-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...

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