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    3 APRIL 2018 - TICKET SALES UPDATE (AVAILABLE AT AUPE REGIONAL OFFICE APRIL 19/18)

    Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park and "BBQ at the Zoo" tickets will be available starting April 19/18. For ticket purchases please refer to the posters below.Tickets will also be available for purchase at our next Calgary Area Council Membership Meeting on Thursday Evening April 19/18 at the AUPE Regional Office (200, 2116 – 27 Avenue NE). Doors open at 530-6:30pm.   Read More...

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    20 Mar 2018 - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PRAIRIE SCHOOL FOR UNION WOMEN (DEADLINE 12 APRIL 2018)

    Prairie School for Union Women is an intensive four-day school where women across the country meet to learn personal and leadership skills in a supportive environment.AUPE’s Women’s Committee is now accepting applications to attend the annual Prairie School for Union Women in Saskatchewan, running June 10 to 14. Deadline to apply for the available spots is April 12.Where: Waskesiu Lake, SaskatchewanWhen: June 10-14, 2018Complete the application form:  WCPrairieSchool_2018.pdfEve...  Read More...

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    15 Mar 18 - PIA Conference April 5-6 2018

    Joel French, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta (PIA), came to talk to us at our Local 039 General Meeting last November. If you enjoyed what he had to say or are interested in learning more about Alberta’s public interests, then you’ll want to attend this conference. This year’s Keynote Address is by Alex Himelfarb, former Clerk of the Privy Council and editor of Tax is Not a Four-Letter Word.Visit Public Interest Alberta to learn more.   Read More...

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    1 Mar 18 - Bill 30 Workplace Health & Safety Laws Fact Sheet

    Please find attached the Bill 30 Fact Sheet for your information.bill30factsheet.pdfPlease email bill30@aupe.org with any questions, or for more information on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers' Compensation Act.   Read More...

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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...

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