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    10 April 18 - International Pay Equity Day

    On Tuesday, April 10, AUPE recognized Equal Pay Day. This day is an internationally recognized day to bring attention to wage inequalities that exist throughout the world. Canadian recognition of the day was founded by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996.   Read More...

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    10 Apr 18 - Alberta university, college presidents' pay to face new limits

    Bonuses and many perks are prohibited under new systemThe following CBC News article was posted: Apr 10, 2018 12:23 PMHigh salaries, bonuses and perks paid to some college and university presidents will be trimmed or eliminated under a new compensation plan unveiled Tuesday by the Alberta government.Annual salaries paid to 20 of the province's post-secondary presidents will have to fall within five pay grids:University of Alberta, University of Calgary: $349,800 (minimum) to $447,000 (m...  Read More...

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    4 April 18 - Equal Pay Day is Tuesday April 10, 2018

    WEAR RED!Sisters and Brothers,I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Committee, to thank you for your continued support of the work that the Alberta Union of Provincial Employee’s (AUPE) Pay and Social Equity Standing Committee does on your behalf.The Committee is entering into a new year of activism and wants to continue to bring events and issues to your attention that can help all of our members.On Tuesday, April 10, AUPE will be recognizing Equal Pay Day. This day is an inte...  Read More...

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    Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park and "BBQ at the Zoo" tickets will be available starting April 19/18. For ticket purchases please refer to the posters below.Tickets will also be available for purchase at our next Calgary Area Council Membership Meeting on Thursday Evening April 19/18 at the AUPE Regional Office (200, 2116 – 27 Avenue NE). Doors open at 530-6:30pm.   Read More...

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    Prairie School for Union Women is an intensive four-day school where women across the country meet to learn personal and leadership skills in a supportive environment.AUPE’s Women’s Committee is now accepting applications to attend the annual Prairie School for Union Women in Saskatchewan, running June 10 to 14. Deadline to apply for the available spots is April 12.Where: Waskesiu Lake, SaskatchewanWhen: June 10-14, 2018Complete the application form:  WCPrairieSchool_2018.pdfEve...  Read More...

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    15 Mar 18 - PIA Conference April 5-6 2018

    Joel French, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta (PIA), came to talk to us at our Local 039 General Meeting last November. If you enjoyed what he had to say or are interested in learning more about Alberta’s public interests, then you’ll want to attend this conference. This year’s Keynote Address is by Alex Himelfarb, former Clerk of the Privy Council and editor of Tax is Not a Four-Letter Word.Visit Public Interest Alberta to learn more.   Read More...

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Bargaining Updates

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 1 Apr 2018 - Bargaining Dates set for May and June

    Due to the large number of members in the province involved in Collective Bargaining this year, our Negotiator and SAIT's Negotiator schedules are very full. Scheduling meeting times has been a challenge.Our next scheduled dates are full days on Tuesday May 22 and then in June on Tuesday and Wednesday the 19-20 and Friday June 22.   Read More...

  • 23 March 2018 - Bargaining Continues With Mediator

    Since our last update we have met with the employer in hopes of making meaningful progress at the bargaining table. On Feb. 12 we met with the employer directly, but we were not able to achieve much, unfortunately.   Read More...

  • 20 March 2018 - Watch for an update next week

    Want to know what’s happening in Bargaining? Keep your eyes peeled on your personal email or check aupe.org for a Local 039 Bargaining Update within the next few days.   Read More...

  • 04 Dec 2018 - Bargaining Begins

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer to exchange proposals on Oct. 25. During those initial discussions, it became clear to the committee that the employer is facing external pressures on the bargaining process.A total of six bargaining meetings have been scheduled to take place in December, January and February.The parties also met at the Alberta Labour Relations Board on Nov.   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

Social Committee Members Wanted

If you're interested in planning fun social events for Local 039, we want to hear from you. We’ll be electing members to join our Local 039 Social Committee at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on April 26. Come to the meeting and put your name forward to be a part of the action!

Get Active

Would you like to attend a council meeting to see what it's like? Are you celebrating a milestone you'd like to share? If you have any suggestions, or if there is a topic you'd like to know more about, contact:

Labour Education Opportunities

Are you interested in union training? The AUPE Education Program delivers courses to members in support of their role in their union. Upcoming courses include Introduction to Your Union (offered online and in person), Labour History: An Introduction to Workers' History, and Foundations for Union Stewards. If you'd like to know more, check the training schedule for details. All expenses are paid - register now.

Local Spring 2018 Training Series

We will be running a training series over the next 5 months to help inform and educate members. We presently have 3 topics with Bullying and Harassment being the first one starting in February. If you would like to see these sessions offered at an additional time, please let us know. Also if you have any suggestions for our April and June dates, please send your suggestions to chair@aupelocal39.com.

Session 1 - Stand Up to Bullying and Harassment
Thursday, Feb. 22, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 2 - Stand Up to Bullying and Harassment (to be rescheduled)
Thursday, March 22, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 3 - Grievances Are Not Scary
Thursday, April 19, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 4 - PPR Prep
Thursday, May 24, 12 pm to 1 pm

Session 5 - TBA
 Thursday, June 21, 12 pm to 1 pm

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    12 April 18 - AUPE "Save our Backs" Campaign

    The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) has been at the forefront of pushing for occupational health and safety (OHS) changes at worksites in all sectors the union proudly represents for decades.From being the first union in Canada to hire a full time OHS representative in 1977, to recently advocating for major changes to OHS legislation that benefit all workers, AUPE has worked hard to improve your safety at work.That’s why AUPE is proud to be a part of a joint-campaign with the ...  Read More...

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    1 Mar 18 - Bill 30 Workplace Health & Safety Laws Fact Sheet

    Please find attached the Bill 30 Fact Sheet for your information.bill30factsheet.pdfPlease email bill30@aupe.org with any questions, or for more information on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers' Compensation Act.   Read More...

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    21 Feb 2018 - Bill 30 Update: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act

    What follows are a list of some of the important changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act Arising from Bill 30. Also included is a powerpoint presentation with plenty of additional information. Bill 30 Presentation-1.ppsCulture It was recognized by the panel reviewing the WCB system that the Board needed to alter its culture from a culture of denial to one focused on the needs of the injured worker. This was done through a number of specific recommendations and not one directed a...  Read More...

  • 23 Jan 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 Empl...  Read More...

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