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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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    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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  • 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...

  • 6 March 2019 Norquest College Agreement Ratified

    Agreement RatifiedYour agreement has been ratified following a vote on Friday, March 1.This is a three-year agreement which includes zero-per-cent wage increases in the first two years (2017/18 and 2018/19) and a wage reopener in the third year (2019/20). 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 agreement is an improvement in many ways, including:• New language addressing bullying, harassment, a...  Read More...

  • 1 Mar 2019 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    Tentative Agreement RatifiedYour bargaining committee is pleased to inform you that our tentative agreement has been ratified following a vote of the membership on Feb. 27.The three-year collective agreement is effective retroactively to July 1, 2017, and will expire on June 30, 2020. The contract includes no wage increases in the first two years of the agreement, with wage re-opener negotiations for the third year beginning on May 1, 2019.The agreement includes several improvements, including a...  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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