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Local 1 may be the most diverse local in AUPE. We have over 7000 members Alberta wide! We have members in just about any Government of Alberta worksite.

We are known as "Administration & Support Services".  However with so many types of jobs we provide,  we are much more than that!

We like to think that we are the ones that keep the business of Alberta on track! We are so very proud of the work we do for the citizens of Alberta!

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TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED

Tentative agreement reached with the employer

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that following close to a year and a half of bargaining and mediation with the Government of Alberta, a tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of mediator Andy Sims late in the evening on Aug. 11.

The tentative agreement addresses a number of work-related issues you identified as important and will ensure your continued ability to provide crucial public services to a growing province.

Your bargaining committee recommends ratification of the tentative agreement

A comprehensive ratification package will be mailed to all members over the next few weeks, where you will have the opportunity to review and vote on the tentative agreement through a mail-in ballot.

Details of the tentative agreement will not be made public until after you, the members, have reviewed and voted on it.

Update your contact information to vote

It is crucial AUPE has your most up-to-date contact information, including your non-work mailing address so you receive the ratification package and can vote on your next collective agreement.

If you have moved within the last three months, or if you have not updated your contact information within MyAgent (employer’s records), please update your information with AUPE at https://www.aupe.org/update-me.

Should this tentative agreement be rejected, the only option we have available is to hold a strike vote.

Bargaining recap

AUPE served notice to bargain on the Government of Alberta in January 2017. Bargaining began in April 2017 and the parties met more than 40 times between then and April 2018.

In late March 2018, an Essential Services Agreement (ESA) was reached between AUPE and the GOA, which put the union in a position to take legal job action and governs the terms of a strike or lockout. An ESA became a requirement under the province’s Bill 4: An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services, which reversed the ban on strikes for most public sector workers.

In June 2018, AUPE held a Local Councils summit in Edmonton, where Local Council leaders and activists gathered in Edmonton over two days to receive a detailed update on bargaining and an in-depth presentation on the ESA, and how it applies during a strike or employer lockout.

After we were unable to reach an agreement with the employer following bargaining dates in April 2018, the Government of Alberta filed for mediation on May 30, which was granted by mediation services on June 1.

Mediation dates were held June 15, 16, July 24, 30, 31 and Aug. 11.

For more detailed updates on bargaining, please visit: https//www.aupe.org/goa2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining team with any questions or comments you may have.

GSBC BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:

Local 001 – Faye Rever: rever0001@gmail.com
Local 002 – Emille Currie: activist2018@gmail.com
Local 003 – Mike Larson: 003bargaining@gmail.com
Local 004 – Ken Weir: kennethweir1@gmail.com
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden: r.a.ramsden@hotmail.com
Local 006 – Donna Smith: xsmith@telus.net
Local 009 – Darrol Mason: masonfox1@hotmail.com
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski: twisp@shaw.ca

AUPE RESOURCE STAFF:

Dale Perry, Lead Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or d.perry@aupe.org
Mac McNaughton, Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or m.mcnaughton@aupe.org
Trevor Zimmerman, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or t.zimmerman@aupe.org
Farris Sobhani, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or f.sobhani@aupe.org
Tyler Bedford, Communications: 1-800-232-7284 or t.bedford@aupe.org

AUPE FACEBOOK COURSE

Now open for registration throughout the summer!  Facebook for Union Activists - New Course!

AUPE Digital Strategies is pleased to offer a one-day course for union members looking to be more active in advocacy on Facebook! The course will take place throughout July and August in Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer.

Please forward this email to your union contacts - we'd love to see as many people as possible take this course over the summer!

Course Description : This course provides a strong foundation for taking your union activism to Facebook. You'll learn how Facebook fits into AUPE's union strategy, how to post and comment effectively, safety and privacy best practices, as well as how to deal with anti-union trolls and detractors. This is an interactive course, and participants must have a Facebook account. Participants must also bring and use their charged mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with the Facebook app installed.

How to Register : Log in to [ https://aupe.geniussis.com/memberlogin.aspx | AUPE's online registration system ] , look for the Facebook for Union Activists course, and register for one of the courses in your area.

AUPE LABOUR SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Online registration for AUPE's Advanced Labour School is now open and will close September 14, 2018.  The upcoming school will take place March 10-14, 2019 at Jasper Park Lodge.  To register visit www.aupe.org/training


As 2019 marks AUPE's Centennial, the focus of this year's Labour School will be to commemorate the struggles and stories of workers who built our union and our labour movement.


The AUPE Labour School is an advanced school. The courses are intended for members that have taken AUPE-sponsored core courses and are active in their component.  Labour School builds upon, and enhances, the ongoing AUPE education provided throughout the year.  As this is an advanced school, there are prerequisites for each Labour School course.   Prerequisites and positions must be met at time of application.


The courses offered this year are:

  1. Continuing Education for Stewards 
  2. Advanced OHS
  3. Beyond Bullying (formerly called Mutual Respect)
  4. Leadership Essentials
  5. Arts in Labour History
  6. Talking Union

Please note that by completing your application, does not guarantee that you will be selected for Labour School.  Your application will be sent to your Chapter for approval, followed by your Local, before sent to AUPE Headquarters for final selection.  Acceptance for Labour School will be announced in December.


CECILIA CALLS IT A CAREER AFTER 40 YEARS

Cecilia Mckenzie decided that after 40 years perhaps it was time to retire. She is shown with AUPE Vice President James Hart on her final day of work on June 29. Staff and some of her family members attended a farewell lunch in her honor.

Cecilia worked as an administration assistant Disability Services- Community and Social Services at Park Plaza in Edmonton.

Congratulations Cecilia !!

cecilia

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION UPDATE-MEDIATION BEGINS

On June 15 and 16, your Government Services Bargaining Committee (GSBC) began mediation with the Government of Alberta. Ongoing efforts were made to successfully conclude negotiations on a new collective agreement for AUPE members in direct government services.


Overall, the level of engagement with the employer over the two days was encouraging. We’re pleased a number of key outstanding issues were mediated and progress was made.


The mediated items are part of an overall mediation package. Information on the entire package will be shared with members upon its completion.


We look forward to further positive discussions when mediation resumes.


Fundamental issues of employment security remain unresolved and further mediation will be scheduled in the near future to continue the process.


Andrew Sims, a well-respected and experienced labour relations mediator, conducted the mediation, which is the result of the employer’s application for mediation made earlier this month.


Your bargaining committee is dedicated to keeping you updated as the negotiations process, through mediation, proceeds.


Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining team with any questions or comments you may have.


GSBC
 BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:
Local 001 – Faye Rever: rever0001@gmail.com
Local 002 – Emille Currie: activist2018@gmail.com
Local 003 – Mike Larson: 003bargaining@gmail.com
Local 004 – Ken Weir: kennethweir1@gmail.com
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden: r.a.ramsden@hotmail.com
Local 006 – Donna Smith: xsmith@telus.net
Local 009 – Darrol Mason: masonfox1@hotmail.com
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski: twisp@shaw.ca

 

 


AUPE
 RESOURCE STAFF:
Dale Perry, Lead Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or d.perry@aupe.org
Mac McNaughton, Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or m.mcnaughton@aupe.org
Trevor Zimmerman, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or t.zimmerman@aupe.org
Farris Sobhani, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or f.sobhani@aupe.org
Tyler Bedford, Communications: 1-800-232-7284 or t.bedford@aupe.org

 

CAMP AUPE AUGUST 26 - 31 2018 IN NORDEGG ALBERTA.

Camp AUPE is being held at Goldeye Conference Centre in Nordegg Alberta . The Camp is open to the children of AUPE members between the ages of 10-13. Each of the 33 Locals at AUPE will have an opportunity to send two children to the camp. Those who apply will be chosen by a random selection of all applicants from each of the Locals so everyone has a chance to attend!

Please visit https://www.aupe.org/camp-aupe/ to see what the Camp is all about, and to apply!


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LOCAL 1 COUNCIL MEETING DATES

The next Local 001 Council Meeting will be held in Camrose Alberta at the Norseman Inn on Friday Sept 21 and Saturday Sept 22.