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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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  • 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...

  • 7 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 014 Red Deer College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Oct. 31 to exchange in-going proposals.Your committee presented a comprehensive bargaining package that includes a number of reasonable monetary proposals. We also communicated to the employer that we wish to see improvements to the language of the collective agreement to better reflect the changes in workplace practices and policies that have taken place in Alberta society.The employer’s package included a relatively smal...  Read More...

  • 03 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 12 Living Waters Bargaining Update

    Mediation BeginsMediation began Nov. 1 with some considerable pushback from the employer. By the end of our meeting, almost all outstanding items were monetary.Some issues that remain outstanding include workers’ compensation, the term of the agreement, retroactivity, the salary schedule and wage increases.While we also advocated hard for changes to overtime and hours of work, the employer refuses to consider these amendments as they claim those would cost them too much.This story is not n...  Read More...

  • 31 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 009 Northern Lakes College Bargaining Update

    BARGAINING BEGINSYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Oct. 30 to exchange proposals. We were disappointed at the package presented by the employer, which lacked any specific references to collective agreement articles.   Read More...

  • 30 Oct 17 Local 038 NAIT Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsThe parties met Oct. 26 to exchange proposals, with both sides expressing a desire to update the collective agreement to better reflect current employment best practices.Aside from minor housekeeping changes and the addition of gender-neutral language, the following articles are unchanged and will be signed off during our next bargaining meeting: Jurisdiction (Article 2); Management Recognition (Article 4); Legislation and the Collective Agreement (Article 6); Safety and Health ...  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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