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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 11 Oct 18-Living Waters Next Meeting Date Confirmed

    The Living Waters bargaining committee and representatives from Living Waters Catholic Schools will go back to the table on Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in Whitecourt in hopes of ending this strike.The parties, with the assistance of a mediator, will continue to work toward achieving a tentative agreement.   Read More...

  • 11 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike Continues As Employer Proposes Rollbacks In Latest Meeting

    WHITECOURT — After returning to the bargaining table Tuesday for the second time since Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff were forced to strike on Sept. 28, an agreement has still not been reached with the employer.“The Living Waters Board continues to propose an agreement that fails to value and respect the important work these members do, providing crucial supports to students. They are purposefully prolonging this strike,” said AUPE vice-president Rod Feland.“In fact,...  Read More...

  • 10 Oct 18-Living Waters Member Update

    Employer backtracks and proposes reductionsYesterday, your bargaining team met with the employer for the second time since we were forced to take strike action. Once again, the Board showed complete disrespect for the work we do and the kids we support, and backtracked on their last offers, erasing any progress made at our last meeting.Oct. 2 MeetingOn Oct.   Read More...

  • 9 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike Update

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer and a mediator today to continue to work toward achieving a tentative agreement and ending this strike.We’re disappointed to announce today’s meeting did not result in an agreement. We will return to the bargaining table with the employer and mediator at a date yet to be determined.Our goal is to reach an agreement that will provide stable, defined hours of work and a predictable, constant work year for members. We also want reasonable ...  Read More...

  • 5 Oct 18-Action Alert: Living Waters Picketing Times

    An update on picketing times for the Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff strike in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt are listed below. We encourage all who can join the picket lines in each community to do so. All are welcome!OCTOBER 5EDSONNo picketSLAVE LAKENo picketWHITECOURTBBQ at the Board office, 4204 Kepler St.   Read More...

  • 3 Oct 18-Living Waters Catholic Schools Member Update

    Yesterday, your bargaining committee met with the employer and a mediator to work toward achieving a tentative agreement and ending this strike.After 13 hours of negotiations, the employer announced the Board needed more time to consider the union’s last proposal.The employer felt the parties should suspend bargaining and resume another day. They informed us they were not available for the remainder of this week, but would be available to meet after the Thanksgiving weekend.We’ve agr...  Read More...

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