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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

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I belong;
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My opinion does matter;
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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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