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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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  • 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...

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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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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.

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