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  • 8 Dec 17-Norquest College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesBargaining moved slowly but the parties were able to achieve some progress at the table during our most recent meeting on Dec. 4, 2017.As a result, we were able to sign off on three articles: Union Recognition (Article 4), College Union Relations (Article 7) and Union Stewards (Article 8).The employer has proposed to delete references to Term Employees in the collective agreement, except for Article 1 Definitions. The employer’s reasoning for this remains unclear but th...  Read More...

  • 8 Dec 17-Red Deer College Non-Academic Staff Bargaining Update

    Non-monetary bargaining completeYour bargaining committee is pleased to report that bargaining continued over the last month in a respectful and collaborative way. After four bargaining meetings, both parties have signed off on all non-monetary items.We were, for the most part, successful in achieving our goals of improving the language in the collective agreement to reflect the modern workplace and the reality of how policies have evolved.Unfortunately, the employer has indicated that its monet...  Read More...

  • 8 Dec 17-Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division Bargaining Update

    Mediation continuesMediation continued on Dec. 6, but unfortunately there was no change in the employer’s tactics, despite the best efforts of both the mediator and your bargaining committee to try to push the process forward.The employer’s delay strategies started when bargaining began, and is the reason why the parties only held four full collective bargaining meetings before moving into mediation.Mediation hasn’t produced any major results, unfortunately. Out of a total of 2...  Read More...

  • 6 Dec 17-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continuesProgress continued at the bargaining table, but it was at a slower pace than previous negotiations. That is expected, as our bargaining committee and the employer have begun discussions on articles that both parties have proposed to change.As we noted in a previous update, we are working towards updating the language in several articles to ensure the collective agreement is reflective of modern workplace expectations and culture. Your committee will continue to work toward th...  Read More...

  • 04 Dec 17-Local 039 SAIT 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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    04 Dec 17-Local 039 SAIT Bargaining Begins

    Bargaining BeginsYour 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...

  • 4 Dec 17-Portage College Support Staff Bargaining Update

    TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFICATIONBallots were counted Nov. 29 and showed members have ratified the tentative agreement. Once ratified by the employer, the employer advises that retroactive payments could be made to the members on the December 15th pay cheque.Thank you for your patience during the bargaining preparation process and period.   Read More...

  • 27 Nov 17-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesThe parties met for spirited bargaining discussions on Nov. 14 and 15 and were able to find agreement in a number of areas. Your committee was successful in its goal of amending ambiguous or unclear articles within the collective agreement, and also managed to find agreement with the employer on language reflecting the social and technological changes in the workplace.We are happy to inform you the parties successfully signed off nearly a dozen collective agreement articles, ...  Read More...

  • 9 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 005 Medicine Hat College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 1 and 2. The employer has provided its entire proposal package, including a salary proposal of zero-percent increases for two years.Your committee has proposed increases of two per cent annually, with monetary increases proposed in other articles as well.Both parties were able to successfully sign off on all unopened articles and several non-monetary items.No further bargaining dates have been scheduled at this time, howeve...  Read More...

  • 8 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 010 Norquest College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continuesYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 4 to begin formal negotiations by identifying articles within the collective agreement neither side wanted to change. The parties then turned their attention to outstanding articles in the agreement.   Read More...

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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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Here are the AUPE Student Awards sponsored at SAIT. For a full description and requirements, pick up a copy of the Student Awards Guide 2019/20 at Alumni and Development in AA113, Heritage Hall. Or check it out online!

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Ed Mardell Memorial (AUPE Local 039), $800                Nov. 28

Third semester students (Business Administration preferred)                                         

George S. Audley Educational Fund (AUPE) $880        Feb. 28

Certificate or diploma program                                 

Claudette Ridley Memorial (AUPE Local 039), $910       May 30

Second semester students

Local 39 AUPE, $810                                                         May 30

Academic achievement

Local 39 AUPE $905                                                          May 30

Any apprenticeship

Local 39 – AUPE Promising Futures, two at $1,045        May 30

Second year or higher apprenticeship           

Plus, AUPE has a Members' Education Assistance Fund which offers annual scholarships and bursary opportunities for AUPE members or their families that are not limited to SAIT. Full details are available on the AUPE website.

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