Annual General Meeting 2019
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    28 FEB 18 - "PINK SHIRT DAY"

    Members of Local 039 gathered in front of Macdonald Hall on Feb 28, 2018 to support "Pink Shirt Day" and Stand Up to Bullying in the Workplace.Earlier in the month members attended a "Bullying in the Workplace" lunch & learn session put on by the local.   Read More...

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    21 Feb 2018 - Bill 30 Update: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act

    What follows are a list of some of the important changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act Arising from Bill 30. Also included is a powerpoint presentation with plenty of additional information. Bill 30 Presentation-1.ppsCulture It was recognized by the panel reviewing the WCB system that the Board needed to alter its culture from a culture of denial to one focused on the needs of the injured worker.   Read More...

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    19 Dec 17-Essential Services Agreement Reached at U of L, First in the Province

    LETHBRIDGE – An essential services agreement (ESA) reached between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the University of Lethbridge last week is the first of its kind in Alberta and will govern the terms of a lockout or strike in the event one should occur at the southern post-secondary institution.The agreement between the union and employer was mandated under the province’s Bill 4, An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services, which rever...  Read More...

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    14 Dec 17 - President Smith on Local 039 Position Abolishments

    Alberta’s NDP government is betraying workers, a union head said Thursday in the wake of layoffs at SAIT Polytechnic.The following article appeared in the Calgary Herald by Bill Kaufmann.The axing of 16 support staff at the Calgary post-secondary institution makes a mockery of the province’s vow not to disrupt important services for Albertans, said Guy Smith, president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE).“The government has stepped up by saying aggressively how ...  Read More...

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    13 Dec 17-Hiring Restraints At Post-Secondary Institutions Would Harm Students

    EDMONTON – Applying hiring restraints at Alberta’s post-secondary institutions would have a damaging impact on student learning province-wide, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) President Guy Smith said Wednesday.In a letter sent Dec. 1, Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt asked universities and colleges to submit spending cut proposals to the province by Dec. 15.   Read More...

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    04 Dec 17-Local 039 SAIT Bargaining Begins

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer to exchange proposals on Oct. 25. During those initial discussions, it became clear to the committee that the employer is facing external pressures on the bargaining process.A total of six bargaining meetings have been scheduled to take place in December, January and February.The parties also met at the Alberta Labour Relations Board on Nov.   Read More...

  • 13 April 17 - Additional Information –Local 039 2017 Elections

    Do you want to get involved more in your AUPE Local but not sure where to start. Maybe you have been thinking about it for some time now or maybe you are new to SAIT and want to participate more in Local planning, events and activities?Perhaps you have asked other members how to get involved and they either didn’t know or didn’t seem to be interested in providing you with any information. Maybe you have been “turned off” by something that has happened in the past that you associate with the Loca...  Read More...

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Annual General Meeting 2019

2019/04/1111:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Members Only
Election Year!
Symposium! Please note venue change NOT Macdonald hall!