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  • 09 April 2019 Alberta University of the Arts (ACAD) Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesYour bargaining committee met with your employer, formerly the Alberta College of Art and Design, on April 2 and 3 for some reasonably productive meetings.Your bargaining committee is proposing a three-year agreement. Like many other agreements throughout the province, it would include 0% wage increases in the first two years and a wage re-opener in the third, with the possibility of interest arbitration should we not agree to a wage adjustment during re-opener negotiations.H...  Read More...

  • 02 Apr 2019 Red Deer College Agreement Ratified

    New Collective Agreement RatifiedYour new collective agreement has been ratified following a vote on Wednesday, March 27.Your bargaining committee thanks you for all the support and solidarity you showed throughout negotiations.Agreement DetailsThis is a three year agreement with 0% wage increases in the first two years and a wage reopener in the third year. Like similar agreements throughout the province, the agreement includes the option for interest arbitration if we do not agree on a third y...  Read More...

  • 22 Mar 2019 Red Deer College Memo of Agreement Reached

    Memo of Agreement ReachedYour bargaining team has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the employer.Your contract ratification vote is scheduled to take place between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.Agreement DetailsThis is a three year agreement with 0% wage increases in the first two years and a wage reopener in the third year.   Read More...

  • 20 Mar 2019 U of L Agreement Ratified

    New Collective Agreement RatifiedYour new collective agreement has been ratified following a vote on Tuesday, March 12.Your bargaining committee thanks you for all the support and solidarity you showed throughout negotiations.Agreement DetailsThere are a number of changes and improvements in this new agreement. Here are some of the changes that matter to you:• An entirely new Article about Contracting Out, which prevents the employer from contracting out bargaining unit positions without fi...  Read More...

  • 11 Mar 2019 Lakeland College Agreement Ratified

    Agreement RatifiedYour new collective agreement has been ratified following a vote on Thursday, March 7, 2019.Your bargaining committee thanks you for all the support and solidarity you showed throughout negotiations.Agreement DetailsThis is a three year agreement with 0% wage increases in the first two years and a wage reopener in the third year. Like similar agreements throughout the province, the agreement includes interest arbitration if we do not agree on a third year wage adjustment by Nov...  Read More...

  • 8 Mar 2019 NAIT Agreement Ratified

    Agreement RatifiedYour new collective agreement has been ratified following a vote on Wednesday, March 6.This is a three-year Agreement with 0% wage increases in the first two years (2017/18 and 2018/19) and a wage reopener in the third year. If we do not agree on a salary adjustment during the wage reopener by Sept. 30, 2019, this will be forwarded to interest arbitration.This new agreement includes significant changes and improvements, including: • Members have the right to wear or person...  Read More...

  • 6 March 2019 Norquest College Agreement Ratified

    Agreement RatifiedYour agreement has been ratified following a vote on Friday, March 1.This is a three-year agreement which includes zero-per-cent wage increases in the first two years (2017/18 and 2018/19) and a wage reopener in the third year (2019/20). If we do not agree on a salary adjustment during the wage reopener by Sept. 30, 2019, this will be forwarded to interest arbitration.This agreement is an improvement in many ways, including:• New language addressing bullying, harassment, a...  Read More...

  • 1 Mar 2019 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    Tentative Agreement RatifiedYour bargaining committee is pleased to inform you that our tentative agreement has been ratified following a vote of the membership on Feb. 27.The three-year collective agreement is effective retroactively to July 1, 2017, and will expire on June 30, 2020. The contract includes no wage increases in the first two years of the agreement, with wage re-opener negotiations for the third year beginning on May 1, 2019.The agreement includes several improvements, including a...  Read More...

  • 1 Mar 2019 Local 053 U of L Bargaining Update

    Mediator Recommends Terms of Collective AgreementOur mediator, Rick Wilson, has issued recommendations for an agreement between you and the employer.We will be holding a ratification vote for this tentative agreement on Tuesday, March 12.We are organizing information meetings for all members on Wednesday, March 6.This will be an important opportunity to ask questions and discuss the mediator’s recommended agreement. Your bargaining team will be sharing more details about these me...  Read More...

  • 28 Feb 2019 ACAD Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesAfter meetings with the employer on Feb. 20 and 21, a number of outstanding articles remain on the table for negotiation, including many monetary items and the length of the contract.We do not yet have an agreement on rates of pay and the current salary proposal on the table is 0% wage increases for two years, with a wage reopener in the third that would go to arbitration if an agreement is not reached within 30 days.Other articles still up for discussion are the following:Ar...  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

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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.

AUPE supports our members and their families with a number of scholarship and bursary opportunities – including six at SAIT.   

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!

                                                                                          Apply By:

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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