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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...

  • 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...

  • 1 Oct 18 Living Waters Senior Executive Hits Picketer With Car

    WHITECOURT – A 37-year employee of Living Waters Catholic Schools was struck by a vehicle driven by a senior executive member of Living Waters this morning on the picket line and sent to hospital with injuries.“Right now we know this member has some muscle injury,” said AUPE vice-president Rod Feland. “We will continue to keep in contact with him and are thankful it appears he will make a full recovery.“This incident highlights the lack of respect and...  Read More...

  • 26 Sept 18-AUPE and Living Waters Board Return to Bargaining Table Thursday

    AUPE’s Living Waters bargaining team will be returning to the table with the employer tomorrow morning in hopes of reaching an agreement and avoiding strike action.Since negotiations with the Board began in 2016, AUPE members have been committed to open and fair discussions at the table in order to secure an agreement that reflects the worth of Alberta’s school support workers and students. We hope the employer is prepared to do the same.   Read More...

  • 28 Sept 18-AUPE Living Waters School Support Staff Begin Job Action Today

    WHITECOURT – After returning to the bargaining table yesterday to try and renew a collective agreement and avoid strike action, AUPE’s Living Waters members held their first picket line today when talks at the table broke down and the Board filed for lockout.“At every turn the Living Waters Board has treated our members like they’re worthless and replaceable,” said AUPE Vice-President Rod Feland.“The employer’s decision to lock out staff i...  Read More...

  • 28 Sept 18-The Five Things You Need To Know About the Living Waters Dispute

    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...

  • 25 Sept 18-Local 069 Athabasca University Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Proposed Package Submitted by the EmployerYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Sept. 13 and 14, where the employer presented a proposed Memorandum of Settlement for all outstanding issues and proposals.This was predictable, following the recently signed Tentative Agreement (TA) between members of AUPE and the Government of Alberta (GOA). Many employers, including your own, view this TA as a blueprint for moving forward with negotiations.Proposed Package DetailsSalaries:0%...  Read More...

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  • 7 Nov 18 U of L Rallys - Employers frustrating Actions during Bargaining

    LETHBRIDGE – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) who work at the University of Lethbridge will rally today between noon and 1 p.m. to raise awareness of the employer’s frustrating actions during bargaining.Media, workers, students, and community members are invited to attend. The rally will be at 7 University Drive W.“AUPE members at the University of Lethbridge have been fighting hard for a collective agreement, but recently reached an impasse...  Read More...

  • 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 in room NN105.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...

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