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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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  • 27 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 004 Lakeland College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continued in a positive manner during meetings held on Oct. 24 and 25. As anticipated, the union and the employer have now signed off all non-monetary items.   Read More...

  • 20 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 013 Edmonton Catholic Bargaining Update

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer and a third party mediator for the first time on Oct. 12. We agreed to schedule the next mediation meeting for Jan.   Read More...

  • 16 Oct 17- Local 071 Chapter 003 Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No 2

    Mediation ContinuesOn Oct. 5 and 6 your bargaining committee met with the employer and was faced with the same uncooperativeness as in the last meetings.While both our union and the employer came into mediation with proposals, the employer did not want to address these outstanding articles one-by-one nor sign off on any before mediation started. This is just one of many tactics they’ve used which has slowed the negotiations process and made compromise difficult.During the first meeting, our unio...  Read More...

  • 04 Aug 17-Members Prepare For Bargaining

    Your bargaining committee is preparing to renew your collective agreement.As they develop written proposals and mobilize members, your committee needs to know what you want in your agreement.Tell them, by Sept. 15, by following the link and completing the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SAITBargaining surveys are an important first step in voicing your concerns and putting expectations into a binding, written agreement.It is crucial, especially in this current economic climate, that you parti...  Read More...

  • 29 May 14-AUPE Ratifies Collective Agreement With SAIT

    More than 700 support staff at SAIT have ratified a four-year collective agreement that reflects the tentative agreement reached between the Government of Alberta and its workers.“It took a lot of hard work and the help of a mediator, but in the end we’ve achieved a collective agreement that is consistent with the trend in the public sector,” said Guy Smith, President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which represents the workers.Under the new deal, which expires June 30, 2017, emplo...  Read More...

  • 15 May 13-Update At 2013 AGM

    On behalf of the entire AUPE Local 39 Bargaining Committee, we would like to thank you for your participation in our Bargaining Survey.On April 8 and April 9, your Bargaining Committee along with AUPE negotiator Kevin Davediuk met and observed the results of your surveys and comments. Based on the feedback we received, the following issues were of concern to you:Wages: Fair and competitive with the Alberta Economy.Consistency and standardization implementation of operating procedures like Flex T...  Read More...

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AUPE Local 039 Event Calendar

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19 20 21 22 23 AUPE/SAFA BBQ 2019 2019/05/23 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM 24 25
26 27 28 29 Local Council Meeting 2019/05/29 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM 30 31 1

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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