Bargaining
  • 21 Nov 18 U of L Bargaining Update

    Bargaining Resumes with MediationFollowing our successful and energizing Nov. 7 rally, your bargaining committee resumed negotiations with the employer on November 15 and 16 with the assistance of mediator Rick Wilson.While both parties agree on a number of issues in principle, such as improved contracting out and layoff & recall language, we made little progress. The employer refuses to budge on wages and other monetary items.Negotiations are stalled on the following big issues:Maternity le...  Read More...

  • 7 Nov 18 U of L Rallys - Employers frustrating Actions during Bargaining

    LETHBRIDGE – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) who work at the University of Lethbridge will rally today between noon and 1 p.m. to raise awareness of the employer’s frustrating actions during bargaining.Media, workers, students, and community members are invited to attend. The rally will be at 7 University Drive W.“AUPE members at the University of Lethbridge have been fighting hard for a collective agreement, but recently reached an impasse...  Read More...

  • 17 Oct 18-Local 039 Membership Bargaining Meeting Scheduled for Next Thursday Oct 25th

    Join your Negotiating team for a bargaining update next Thursday from 4:30-5:30. The meeting will be held on campus in room NN105.If you have any questions you would like addressed please submit the to chairlocal039@aupe.ca before next Wednesday Oct 24th.   Read More...

  • 16 Oct 18-Agreement Reached at Living Waters Catholic Schools, Strike Over

    EDSON, SLAVE LAKE, WHITECOURT – This morning, members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), who work as support staff at Living Waters Catholic Schools in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt, voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendations for settlement, ending a 18-days long strike.This afternoon, the employer ratified the recommendations as well. Staff will head back to work in the six Living Waters schools affected, tomorrow morning.“We&rsquo...  Read More...

  • 16 Oct 18-Living Waters Staff and Board Accept Mediator Recommendations

    Your Living Waters bargaining team is pleased to report both you and the Board voted in favour of the mediator’s recommendations, which were presented last night.These recommendations, along with all previously signed-off articles, will form the foundation of your new agreement.The strike will now end, and you will return to work tomorrow, Oct. 17, for your previously scheduled shifts.To recap, some of the amended items we had already signed, include:No DiscriminationRespect in the Workpla...  Read More...

  • 16 Oct 18-Living Waters Members Vte on Mediator's Recommendations Today

    Late last night, our mediator issued a set of recommendations on all outstanding items for our next collective agreement.You can find the mediator’s recommendations here.You can find the previously signed off articles here.Until noon today, members from six Living Waters schools will vote on the mediated recommendations.Voting locations:Edson: Holy Redeemer High School – 4912 12 Ave.Slave Lake: St. Mary of the Lake – 409 6 Ave. SWWhitecourt: St.   Read More...

  • 11 Oct 18-Living Waters Next Meeting Date Confirmed

    The Living Waters bargaining committee and representatives from Living Waters Catholic Schools will go back to the table on Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in Whitecourt in hopes of ending this strike.The parties, with the assistance of a mediator, will continue to work toward achieving a tentative agreement.   Read More...

  • 11 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike Continues As Employer Proposes Rollbacks In Latest Meeting

    WHITECOURT — After returning to the bargaining table Tuesday for the second time since Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff were forced to strike on Sept. 28, an agreement has still not been reached with the employer.“The Living Waters Board continues to propose an agreement that fails to value and respect the important work these members do, providing crucial supports to students. They are purposefully prolonging this strike,” said AUPE vice-president Rod Feland.“In fact,...  Read More...

  • 10 Oct 18-Living Waters Member Update

    Employer backtracks and proposes reductionsYesterday, your bargaining team met with the employer for the second time since we were forced to take strike action. Once again, the Board showed complete disrespect for the work we do and the kids we support, and backtracked on their last offers, erasing any progress made at our last meeting.Oct. 2 MeetingOn Oct.   Read More...

  • 9 Oct 18-Living Waters Strike Update

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer and a mediator today to continue to work toward achieving a tentative agreement and ending this strike.We’re disappointed to announce today’s meeting did not result in an agreement. We will return to the bargaining table with the employer and mediator at a date yet to be determined.Our goal is to reach an agreement that will provide stable, defined hours of work and a predictable, constant work year for members. We also want reasonable ...  Read More...

  • 5 Oct 18-Action Alert: Living Waters Picketing Times

    An update on picketing times for the Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff strike in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt are listed below. We encourage all who can join the picket lines in each community to do so. All are welcome!OCTOBER 5EDSONNo picketSLAVE LAKENo picketWHITECOURTBBQ at the Board office, 4204 Kepler St.   Read More...

  • 3 Oct 18-Living Waters Catholic Schools Member Update

    Yesterday, your bargaining committee met with the employer and a mediator to work toward achieving a tentative agreement and ending this strike.After 13 hours of negotiations, the employer announced the Board needed more time to consider the union’s last proposal.The employer felt the parties should suspend bargaining and resume another day. They informed us they were not available for the remainder of this week, but would be available to meet after the Thanksgiving weekend.We’ve agr...  Read More...

  • 1 Oct 18 Living Waters Senior Executive Hits Picketer With Car

    WHITECOURT – A 37-year employee of Living Waters Catholic Schools was struck by a vehicle driven by a senior executive member of Living Waters this morning on the picket line and sent to hospital with injuries.“Right now we know this member has some muscle injury,” said AUPE vice-president Rod Feland. “We will continue to keep in contact with him and are thankful it appears he will make a full recovery.“This incident highlights the lack of respect and...  Read More...

  • 26 Sept 18-AUPE and Living Waters Board Return to Bargaining Table Thursday

    AUPE’s Living Waters bargaining team will be returning to the table with the employer tomorrow morning in hopes of reaching an agreement and avoiding strike action.Since negotiations with the Board began in 2016, AUPE members have been committed to open and fair discussions at the table in order to secure an agreement that reflects the worth of Alberta’s school support workers and students. We hope the employer is prepared to do the same.   Read More...

  • 28 Sept 18-AUPE Living Waters School Support Staff Begin Job Action Today

    WHITECOURT – After returning to the bargaining table yesterday to try and renew a collective agreement and avoid strike action, AUPE’s Living Waters members held their first picket line today when talks at the table broke down and the Board filed for lockout.“At every turn the Living Waters Board has treated our members like they’re worthless and replaceable,” said AUPE Vice-President Rod Feland.“The employer’s decision to lock out staff i...  Read More...

  • 28 Sept 18-The Five Things You Need To Know About the Living Waters Dispute

    1. This is about studentsThe support staff at Living Waters Catholic Schools are fundamental to our kids’ education. They are the educational assistants, custodians, maintenance staff, secretaries, and more who make our schools a better place.   Read More...

  • 25 Sept 18-Local 069 Athabasca University Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Proposed Package Submitted by the EmployerYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Sept. 13 and 14, where the employer presented a proposed Memorandum of Settlement for all outstanding issues and proposals.This was predictable, following the recently signed Tentative Agreement (TA) between members of AUPE and the Government of Alberta (GOA). Many employers, including your own, view this TA as a blueprint for moving forward with negotiations.Proposed Package DetailsSalaries:0%...  Read More...

  • 24 Sept 18-AUPE Media Release: Living Waters Support Staff Vote in Favour Of Strike

    WHITECOURT – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees employed as support staff at Catholic schools in Slave Lake, Edson and Whitecourt have served strike notice to their employer after a vote held last week.The support staff employed by Living Waters Catholic Schools have been in bargaining since 2016. The staff have been fighting for a fair contract but their efforts have been stymied by an employer unwilling to move on important issues such as stable scheduling, compens...  Read More...

  • 21 Sept 18-Rally in Support of Living Waters Staff Monday

    WHITECOURT –Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) who work as support staff for students and teachers at Catholic schools in Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt will rally outside the Living Waters Division Office on Sept. 24 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.Media, workers, students and other community members are invited to attend.   Read More...

  • 14 Sept 18-AUPE Files For Mediation With University of Lethbridge

    LETHBRIDGE – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees has filed for mediation with the University of Lethbridge.Following a year of intense bargaining, negotiations broke down Sept. 7 when the university submitted a number of unsatisfactory proposals.“The university has shown itself unwilling to negotiate the issues that matter to our members,” said AUPE Vice-President Susan Slade. “There are approximately 500 AUPE members working the front lines...  Read More...

  • 12 Sept 18-Local 053 University of Lethbridge Bargaining Update

    Local 053 Applies for MediationYour bargaining committee has reached an impasse in negotiations and has applied for mediation to seek assistance in securing a fair settlement with the University.On Sept. 7, your committee received a package from the University that does not value you and the work you do, despite including a contracting out article to replace the current LOU and a letter of understanding on reviewing positions currently excluded from the CBA. The settlement offer f...  Read More...

  • 30 Aug 18-Local 053 University of Lethbridge Bargaining Update

    The Employer Stalls BargainingYour bargaining committee resumed negotiations with the employer on Aug. 20 and 21.The employer acknowledged our fellow AUPE members reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Alberta (GOA), but said this would not influence the employer’s position on wages.Your team suggested the parties use the meeting time wisely and find agreement on what they could before seeking the assistance of a mediator.The employer was not very cooperative, and s...  Read More...

  • 1 Aug 18-Local 071 Chapter 011 Bow Valley College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining reaches impasseYour bargaining committee met with the employer on June 21 for negotiations. Unfortunately, the parties were unable to find common ground and reached impasse.Your union had tabled a revised proposal with the narrowing of our priorities in an effort to push the process forward. The employer maintained its position of a status quo two-year collective agreement.   Read More...

  • 10 July 18-Local 039 SAIT Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesYour bargaining committee has met with the employer for several bargaining sessions over the past two months.The parties have agreed to meet for at least 10 days of collective bargaining between now and Dec. 31, 2018, and have agreed to the following dates:September 6 and 7October 1, 2 and 5November 5, 6, 19 and 20In the event that the parties cannot attend collective bargaining on any of those dates, they will ensure that they find replacement dates, so that the parties have...  Read More...

  • 12 June 18-Local 071 Chapter 007 Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus

    Bargaining Paused Following Latest MeetingYour bargaining team met with the employer on June 5 and 6 to discuss mostly non-monetary issues. Unfortunately, the two days of meetings resulted in few gains and very little movement.Perhaps most notably, changes were made to the amount of tuition waiver money a member can carryover. Currently, a member can carryover $1,200.   Read More...

  • 6 June 18-Local 052 University of Calgary Support Staff

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on May 28 and 29 to discuss a number of non-monetary items.Bargaining was productive and meaningful, highlighted by agreement to Article 9, Time off for Union business. This article includes an amendment allowing for 1 hour without loss of pay for attending Union Annual General Meetings. This was the only Article on which agreement was reached.The parties also spent considerable time discussing trust funds as they are utilized for ...  Read More...

  • 16 May 18-Local 069 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    BARGAINING CONTINUESYour committee met with the employer to continue negotiations on May 7 and 8. Bargaining moved slowly, with lengthy discussions at the table on items we hoped would be more quickly negotiated. That said, we are hopeful to move to some of the more complicated articles by our next meeting, including Personal Leave, Workload and Contracting In/Out.   Read More...

  • 2 May 18-Local 071 Chapter 10 Norquest College Non-Academic Staff

    Bargaining pausedYour committee met with the employer on April 26. During that meeting we were able to sign off on the final outstanding non-monetary items and began negotiations over monetary issues.While the tone of bargaining was positive and cordial, we were unfortunately not able to find agreement on our monetary positions. The employer remains firm in its position of a three-year contract with 0% wage increases or monetary enhancements for the first two years and a wage reopener in the thi...  Read More...

  • 10 Apr 18-NAIT's Latest Update

    Bargaining over monetary items paused...Click here to read NAIT's latest bargaining update as of 5 April 2018 on AUPE org's website.   Read More...

  • 5 April 18-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff

    Bargaining over monetary items pausedWith our non-monetary items concluded, bargaining has unfortunately becomes less productive than it was when we began last year.The employer has stated its unwillingness to budge from its position presented during bargaining meetings in March, which is a 0% wage package.Your union understands the work you do is important, and deserves to be compensated fairly and appropriately. Your work in the NAIT campus community is integral to the school and stu...  Read More...

  • 1 Apr 18-Bargaining Dates set for May and June

    Due to the large number of members in the province involved in Collective Bargaining this year, our Negotiator and SAIT's Negotiator schedules are very full. Scheduling meeting times has been a challenge.Our next scheduled dates are full days on Tuesday May 22 and then in June on Tuesday and Wednesday the 19-20 and Friday June 22.   Read More...

  • 23 March 18-Local 039 Bargaining Continues With Mediator

    Since our last update we have met with the employer in hopes of making meaningful progress at the bargaining table. On Feb. 12 we met with the employer directly, but we were not able to achieve much, unfortunately.   Read More...

  • 20 March 18-Watch for an update next week

    Want to know what’s happening in Bargaining? Keep your eyes peeled on your personal email or check aupe.org for a Local 039 Bargaining Update within the next few days.   Read More...

  • 19 Mar 18 Local 071 Chapter 009 Northern Lakes College

    Bargaining ContinuesWe met with the employer for another set of productive bargaining meetings on March 15 and 16. We are so far pleased with employer’s willingness to be collaborative during bargaining.At the end of the two meetings, we had signed off on seven articles that were amended by both your union and the employer:Definitions (Article 1)Application (Article 3)Time Off for Union Business (Article 10)Hours of Work (Article 14)Travel Expenses (Article 22)Disciplinary Action (Article ...  Read More...

  • 15 Mar 18-Local 071 Chapter 003 Evergreen Catholic

    MEDIATION CONTINUESWe had our fifth mediation meeting with the employer on March 13 and despite the employer’s efforts to stifle bargaining to this point, we were able to make a decent amount of progress.That being said, to date we have yet to sign off on any agreed-to collective agreement articles. The employer continues to insist we track our progress along the way and sign off on all amended articles as a Memorandum of Agreement when the process is complete.The following is a list ...  Read More...

  • 21 Feb 18-Local 069 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Feb. 13 and 14 to begin formal bargaining of our proposals that we exchanged on Jan. 5.   Read More...

  • 31 Jan 18-Local 071 Chapter 010 Norquest College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Jan. 24 and 25 for two full days of productive bargaining.We had a lot of discussions about our proposal to add six new articles that commonly exist in other post-secondary collective agreements, including: Seniority, Position Opportunities, the Employee Management Advisory Committee and Respect in the Workplace.We also agreed to amendments to the Grievance Procedure article so it accurately reflects the process as it current...  Read More...

  • 31 Jan 18 Local 071 Chapter 009 Northern Lakes College Non-Academic Staff

    Bargaining OngoingYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Jan. 27 and 28 to begin bargaining in earnest after exchanging our proposals late last year.The two days of meetings produced collaborative and meaningful discussions on our proposals, and we achieved progress in signing off more than a dozen amended collective agreement articles. They are: Union Membership and Dues (Article 7), Employer-Union Relations (Article 8), Union Stewards (Article 9), Attendance (Article 11), Acting In...  Read More...

  • 23 Jan 18 Local 069 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Jan. 5 to exchange proposals.The tone of this first meeting was respectful and positive. The employer did not have a large number of proposals and the ones that were brought forward were not complicated.We were able to identify a dozen collective agreement articles and two letters of understanding that both sides have similar positions toward and so we will begin our next meetings on Feb.   Read More...

  • 20 Dec 17-Local 038 NAIT Bargaining Update

    Non-Monetary Bargaining CompleteAll non-monetary items are now signed off after two productive bargaining meetings held on Dec. 13 and 14.Your bargaining committee is particularly happy that a new, comprehensive “Respectful Workplace” article was signed off, containing nearly all of the union’s proposed language. Additionally, bereavement is now a standalone article, and will no longer have a limit placed on how often an employee may access this type of paid leave.Another addit...  Read More...

  • 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...

  • 13 Dec 17-Local 071 Chapter 011 Bow Valley College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer to exchange proposals on Sept. 25 and 26.The employer has not tabled a monetary proposal. The employer also tabled several proposals that would move the collective agreement back in several non-monetary areas including:• General illness leave limitations;• Proof of illness changes;• Restricted trial period reversion rights;• Job evaluation appeal procedure changes;• Job evaluation information disclosure del...  Read More...

  • 13 Dec 17-Local 053 University of Lethbridge Bargaining Update

    BARGAINING CONTINUES: EMPLOYER’S MONETARY PROPOSALSYour bargaining team met with the employer on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.   Read More...

  • 8 Dec 17-Norquest College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesBargaining moved slowly but the parties were able to achieve some progress at the table during our most recent meeting on Dec. 4, 2017.As a result, we were able to sign off on three articles: Union Recognition (Article 4), College Union Relations (Article 7) and Union Stewards (Article 8).The employer has proposed to delete references to Term Employees in the collective agreement, except for Article 1 Definitions. The employer’s reasoning for this remains unclear but th...  Read More...

  • 8 Dec 17-Red Deer College Non-Academic Staff Bargaining Update

    Non-monetary bargaining completeYour bargaining committee is pleased to report that bargaining continued over the last month in a respectful and collaborative way. After four bargaining meetings, both parties have signed off on all non-monetary items.We were, for the most part, successful in achieving our goals of improving the language in the collective agreement to reflect the modern workplace and the reality of how policies have evolved.Unfortunately, the employer has indicated that its monet...  Read More...

  • 8 Dec 17-Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division Bargaining Update

    Mediation continuesMediation continued on Dec. 6, but unfortunately there was no change in the employer’s tactics, despite the best efforts of both the mediator and your bargaining committee to try to push the process forward.The employer’s delay strategies started when bargaining began, and is the reason why the parties only held four full collective bargaining meetings before moving into mediation.Mediation hasn’t produced any major results, unfortunately. Out of a total of 2...  Read More...

  • 6 Dec 17-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continuesProgress continued at the bargaining table, but it was at a slower pace than previous negotiations. That is expected, as our bargaining committee and the employer have begun discussions on articles that both parties have proposed to change.As we noted in a previous update, we are working towards updating the language in several articles to ensure the collective agreement is reflective of modern workplace expectations and culture. Your committee will continue to work toward th...  Read More...

  • 04 Dec 17-Local 039 SAIT Bargaining Begins

    Your 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...

  • 4 Dec 17-Portage College Support Staff Bargaining Update

    TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFICATIONBallots were counted Nov. 29 and showed members have ratified the tentative agreement. Once ratified by the employer, the employer advises that retroactive payments could be made to the members on the December 15th pay cheque.Thank you for your patience during the bargaining preparation process and period.   Read More...

  • 27 Nov 17-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesThe parties met for spirited bargaining discussions on Nov. 14 and 15 and were able to find agreement in a number of areas. Your committee was successful in its goal of amending ambiguous or unclear articles within the collective agreement, and also managed to find agreement with the employer on language reflecting the social and technological changes in the workplace.We are happy to inform you the parties successfully signed off nearly a dozen collective agreement articles, ...  Read More...

  • 9 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 005 Medicine Hat College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 1 and 2. The employer has provided its entire proposal package, including a salary proposal of zero-percent increases for two years.Your committee has proposed increases of two per cent annually, with monetary increases proposed in other articles as well.Both parties were able to successfully sign off on all unopened articles and several non-monetary items.No further bargaining dates have been scheduled at this time, howeve...  Read More...

  • 8 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 010 Norquest College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continuesYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 4 to begin formal negotiations by identifying articles within the collective agreement neither side wanted to change. The parties then turned their attention to outstanding articles in the agreement.   Read More...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 01 June 11-Bargaining Update

    I wish to provide you with a update regarding our arbitration application. The labour relations board required SAIT to submit this proposals to the board by last Friday, June 10. On June 10th we received their covering letter, which told us the attachment was being couriered.   Read More...

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