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    19 Sep 18-Tentative Agreement Between AUPE Government Support Services and Alberta Health Services

    After a-year-and-a-half in bargaining, we have reached a tentative agreement with AHS that we, as your bargaining team, are recommending to our membership for acceptance.Throughout this difficult round of negotiations, we never lost sight of the value of the work performed by the General Support Services members who are the unseen heroes of our health care system. This bargaining unit represents more than 100 classifications — from administrative support staff and financial analy...  Read More...

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    3 Sept 18-Are you getting paid what you are worth or are you working for free?

    Will you be “working” or “volunteering” at Open House and events of this type this year?Here are some things to think about. First of all, you need to fill out an HR 85 Overtime Pre-Approval - Time in Lieu form and get it signed - you can find this form on SAITNOW under the Employee Services - Forms section.Fact – Employment Standards says most employees (full and part-time) are entitled to overtime pay.Fact – Article 15 of our agreement with SAIT says an Employee w...  Read More...

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    21 Aug 18-AUPE and Government of Alberta Sign Tentative Agreement

    EDMONTON – Today, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the Government of Alberta signed a tentative agreement on a new contract for approximately 23,000 front-line government services employees represented by the union.“After close to a year and a half of bargaining and mediation, we’re pleased a tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of mediator Andy Sims that both sides find acceptable,” said AUPE vice-president Karen Weiers.A...  Read More...

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    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...

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    31 May 18 - Information regarding AUPE's 2019 Labour School

    Each year AUPE holds their Advanced Labour School. Our next school is scheduled March 10-14, 2019 in Jasper. The courses are intended for members that have taken AUPE core courses and are active in their component.Next year will be AUPE's Centennial as it will be 100 years since AUPE's predecessor Civil Service Association of Alberta (CSA) was formed.   Read More...

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    29 May 18-United and Strong

    We are stronger when we work together.Join us in showing Local 039's "unity and strength" by wearing a bandana to the Star Awards June 4th! You can pick up your bandana the morning of the awards between Campus Centre and Heritage Hall.Tell your coworkers and don’t forget to stop by and grab one for yourself!Together we’ll let the SAIT campus know that AUPE Local 039 is united and strong and that we deserve a fair collective agreement   Read More...

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    25 May 18 - OH&S Updates Coming 1 June 2018

    Important message from AUPE’s Occupational Health and Safety CommitteeChanges to Occupational Health and Safety laws take effect June 1. Here are five major ones you need to know!1. Right to Refuse Dangerous Work:The new OH&S Act establishes a worker’s right to decide if a task is dangerous to their health or safety.   Read More...

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    9 May 18 - AUPE/SAFA ‘End of the Year’ event to be held on 24 May 18

    AUPE/SAFA ‘End of the Year’ event24 May 183:00-6:00 PMWe are hosting a joint ‘End of the Year’ event at the Gateway for all SAFA faculty and AUPE staff. This event replaces the annual BBQ which we are unable to hold due to the construction in the 4-Nines.What’s included?Finger foods2 complimentary drink tickets (pop and water are free)Taxi chits for your ride homeThere will also be a cash bar with SAITSA prices.Our newly elected Social Committee needs your help and support! We are looking for 6 ...  Read More...

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    2 May 2018 - Salary, President Ross, 3rd highest in the Province in 2015

    Presidential pay in 2015University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon: $626,020University of Alberta president Indira Samarasekera: $579,585 (in six months)Southern Alberta Institute of Technology president David Ross: $518,375University of Alberta president David Turpin: $338,900 (in six months)Norquest College president Jodi Abbott: $490,319University of Lethbridge president Michael Mahon: $489,076Northern Alberta Institute of Technology president Glenn Feltham: $468,393Bow Valley College p...  Read More...

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    1 May 18 - Friday May 4/18 Local 039 Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

    If you are attendingPlease bring Government issued identification to enter this eventSAITSA will have security at the door to ensure that all guests are of legal drinking ageEven if you will not be drinking you will need ID to enter   Read More...

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