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  • 03 Oct 19 Tuition hikes, program cuts ahead after UCP budget

    The president of the University of Alberta predicted Wednesday that cuts are coming and that he expects tuition to go up under the province's United Conservative Party government.David Turpin told students in his state of the university address at Convocation Hall that, based on the recommendations in the MacKinnon report on the province's finances, all Alberta post-secondary institutions face "difficult decisions ahead.""With a new government in place ... we anticipate re...  Read More...

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    10 July 19 Five things about Bill 9

    Five things you need to know about the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (formerly Bill 9)The attack began in the early hours of June 20 when the UCP dropped Bill 9 to abolish the June 30 deadline AUPE members employed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta (GOA) were promised for third-year wage arbitrations. The government passed the legilsation also knowing it could potentially undermine the rights of many other members working in post-secondary education, an...  Read More...

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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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  • 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...

  • 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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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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