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    01 May 19 International Workers’ Day, or "May Day"

    International Workers’ Day, or May Day, is recognized around the world on May 1 in celebration of the labour movement and ordinary working people.The first May Day was held over 100 years ago to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago, where working people took to the streets with strikes and protests to fight for an eight-hour work day.Since then, unions and activists have kept this tradition going with annual marches and demonstrations, often to raise awareness of injustice and ...  Read More...

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    24 Apr 2019 Bargaining, Mediation...Whats Next?

    Prior to the changes to Alberta Legislation last year our AUPE members did not have the "right to strike". Now that we do have the right to strike we know members have a lot of questions about the changes to the bargaining process.We have put together a video for our members that will explain the bargaining process prior to the legislative changes and the new process.We hope you find this video informative. You can view it on our Local YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/DJJAi7EUTWY...  Read More...

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    AUPE TO HOLD TELEPHONE TOWN HALLS FOR MEMBERS May 2, 2019

    Is your personal phone number up-to-date with your union? Expect a call from your union president!On April 16, Albertans elected a United Conservative Party government. The UCPmade a number of promises throughout the provincial election campaign that could have an impact on the work you do.   Read More...

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  • 15 May 19 Alberta University of the Arts Non-Academic Staff

    New Collective Agreement RatifiedYour new collective agreement has been ratified following the membership vote on Monday, May 6.Your bargaining committee would like to thank you for the strength and solidarity you have shown throughout negotiations.Agreement SummaryThis is a three year deal with 0% wage adjustments in the first two years and a wage re-opener in the third year, which can be forwarded for arbitration if we do not agree to a wage adjustment with the employer.Here are some highlight...  Read More...

  • 02 May 19 Olds College Non-Academic Staff

    Collective Agreement RatifiedYour new collective agreement has been ratified following the membership vote on Monday, April 29.Your bargaining committee would like to thank you for the strength and solidarity you have shown throughout negotiations.Agreement SummaryThis is a three year deal with 0% wage adjustments in the first two years and a wage re-opener in the third year, which can be forwarded for arbitration if we do not agree to a wage adjustment with the employer.Here are some of the hig...  Read More...

  • Northern Lakes College Non-Academic Staff

    Ratification Voting by Mail-In BallotAUPE members in Local 071/009 (Northern Lakes College) finally have a tentative collective agreement after a long and difficult bargaining process.Contract Ratification Vote Packages have been mailed out to the home addresses of all Members of AUPE Local 071/009.You will be voting by mail-in ballot. Here are the details.In this vote package, you will receive the following:1. A complete copy of the tentative Collective Agreement;2.   Read More...

  • Arbitrator Appointed in GOA (Gov of AB) Wage Reopener, Arbitration Dates Scheduled

    Government services – Locals 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 009, 012Your bargaining committee would like to inform you that Phyllis Smith has been appointed to arbitrate wage reopener negotiations scheduled for June 11, 17, 20 and 21 in Edmonton.Until now, there had not been mutual agreement between the parties on an arbitrator.Your committee is currently in the process of putting together presentations and briefs for the arbitration dates.The third-year wage reopener is part of the current...  Read More...

  • 15 Apr 2019 Olds College Memo of Agreement Reached

    Memo of Agreement ReachedYour bargaining team reached a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday, Apr. 8.Your ratification vote will take place on Monday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. at your worksite.   Read More...

  • 15 Apr 2019 Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus

    Bargaining StallsYour bargaining team met with the employer on Wednesday, April 10, but we did not make any progress.The employer did not agree to any wage increases or other financial improvements. This includes raising your compensation to the same level as your fellow workers at Grande Prairie Regional College.Essential Services Agreement and MediationSince we did not make progress at the table, we will be filing for formal mediation once an Essential Services Agreement is in place.Please do ...  Read More...

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AUPE Local 039 Event Calendar

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19 20 21 22 23 AUPE/SAFA BBQ 2019 2019/05/23 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 24 25
26 27 28 29 Local Council Meeting 2019/05/29 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM 30 31 1

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

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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.

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