WELCOME TO THE LOCAL 001 WEBSITE


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!

Thanks for visiting our site.


AUPE TO HOLD TELEPHONE TOWN HALLS

On April 16, Albertans elected a United Conservative Party government. The UCP made a number of promises throughout the provincial election campaign that could have an impact on the work you do. So, AUPE is looking to its membership to tell us what your immediate concerns are, and what direction you want your union to take.

 


AUPE invites all members working in health care, education, provincial government services, and boards, agencies and municipal governments to join AUPE President Guy Smith and AUPE Executive Director Carl Soderstrom for live and interactive telephone town halls, to tell us what you want to do next.

 


Telephone town halls will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for each sector on the below dates: 

 


April 23 - Private health care

April 24 - Provincial government services

April 25 - Public health care

April 30 - Boards, agencies and municipal governments

May 2    - Education

 


You will receive a call from AUPE President Smith the day before your sector’s telephone town hall as a reminder to participate, then a phone call at 6:30 p.m. that day to connect you to the telephone town hall.

 


We look forward to speaking with you.

BURSARY APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED.

BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR  BOTH THE LEARNING AND WELLNESS, AND EDUCATION BURSARIES ARE NOW  

BEING ACCEPTED. BE SURE TO READ THE CRITERIA AND FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORMS CORRECTLY . 

100 LEARNING AND WELLNESS BURSARIES AND 100 EDUCATION BURSARIES ( UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 500.00) 

WILL BE AWARDED. THE WINNNERS WILL BE DETERMINED BY A DRAW AND WILL BE NOTIFIED IF THEY WIN.!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER.

 

AUDREY RANDALL AWARDED THE 2019 DOVE AWARD

AUPE's DOVE (Day of Validation and Equity) award was presented to Local 001's Audrey Randall during a celebration held at union headquarters last night.

Audrey has passionately served the Peace River community for years in a number of union roles.

Audrey (middle), is joined by AUPE VP and chair of the union's women's committee Susan Slade (left) and AUPE President Guy Smith (right).

Every year, AUPE’s women’s committee selects a winner of the DOVE award: one woman in the union who tirelessly brings women’s advancement and worker advancement together.

Congrats, Audrey!



APPLY TO ATTEND PRAIRIE SCHOOL FOR UNION WOMEN

Spring is on its way, which means AUPE’s Women’s Committee is once again accepting applications for Prairie School for Union Women, a place where you can learn to integrate your experiences as women into your union activism.

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to fill out your registration forms and learn more. Classes will run from June 9 to 13 in Saskatchewan. The deadline to apply is April 12.

Twelve spots are available and open to all women members. Whether you’re new to the union or a seasoned activist, apply now for a chance to meet fellow, like-minded members and learn new skills together.

Since workers started organizing for their rights, women have had to push that much harder for their labour to be recognized, despite shouldering some of the most emotionally intense work and revolutionizing the labour movement to be more inclusive of different communities and social justice causes.

Prairie School for Union Women provides a supportive space where you can continue this revolution and redefine what it means to be in a union where the majority of our members are women.

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APPLICATIONS FOR CAMP AUPE NOW OPEN

Get your kids’ applications in before April 15 for their chance to attend AUPE’s free summer camp in beautiful Nordegg, Alberta between Aug. 25 and 30.

Applicants must be between the ages of ten and thirteen, and children of AUPE members; otherwise, everyone is welcome to apply! Two youth from each of our 33 Locals will be chosen.

Spots are limited, but selection is completely random, so be sure to get your application in before the deadline for a chance to come with us on this adventure.

You can register for Camp AUPE by clicking here. Applicants will find out if they’ve been selected on April 26.

Based out of the Goldeye Conference Centre, Camp AUPE is a chance for your kids to learn about Alberta’s labour movement, the power of solidarity, and their connections to class struggle through five days of fun, interactive activities.

“You can’t retell Alberta’s past or write its future without looking at the labour movement. It’s a part of all of us,” said Vice-President and Chair of the Women’s Committee Susan Slade.

“I don’t think we’re ever too young – or old – to learn about our role in labour and social justice, and I can’t imagine a better place for kids to start doing that learning than at Camp AUPE.”

For the past two years, the union’s Women’s Committee has hosted the retreat for our members with kids. Whether it’s canoeing, archery, story-telling, swimming, arts, or quality time with nature, Camp AUPE has something for everyone. Talk to your kids, and find out if they’d be interested in a week full of sun and solidarity in the mountains.

Visit www.aupe.org/camp-aupe for more information and to see photos from past camps.

FIVE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AND ACTIVE IN AUPE

Want to get more active in your union? Here are easy ways to get started!

Meetings
Go here to find your Local and Chapter and to see when the next meeting is being held.

The best way to learn about meetings is by emails from your AUPE Local and Chapter. Make sure you get these emails by signing up here: aupe.org/update-me

Stand up for Your Rights at Work

Your Membership Services Officer — or MSO — and your worksite AUPE Steward are two of the best resources you can count on. If you don’t know who they are, find out by calling AUPE at 1-800-232-7284.

Chat with them about how you can get involved and make AUPE stronger at your workplace. They can tell you what’s important about your collective agreement, and you can start showing the boss who’s boss.

Take a Course

Learn more about AUPE, your rights, our history, why politics matters, and so much more. AUPE’s courses are great for life-long learners and beginners. The best part? You might be able to get time off work to go.

Check out AUPE’s education courses here. Sign up today!

Attend an Area Council Event

AUPE’s Area Councils are run by members like you. They host fun, family-oriented events all year. These are great opportunities to meet your fellow members and make friendships that help build solidarity.

Don’t know which Area Council you’re part of? Find out here.

Get Political

Let’s face it: for many of us, our jobs are tied to what the government is doing. Even if you work in the private sector, every decision the government makes affects you. So why not have your say? AUPE members have always worked to keep the government accountable, and we’re not shy about telling them what matters to us.

If you feel like you don’t know much about politics, that’s no problem! Click here for a short update on where Alberta’s major political parties stand.

Ready to get involved? Contact AUPE’s organizing department: call 1-855-930-3401 or email organize@aupe.org

IMPORTANT NOTICE - OHS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Members

IMPORTANT NOTICE

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA

 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

You must attend your Annual General Meeting to ensure your name is on the listing as a Union Representative NOMINEE to sit on a worksite GOA OHS Committee

Or

You must forward a letter letting your name stand as a nominee for your committee to your Chapter Chair.

Should you have any questions please contact OHS Staff at AUPE

1-800-232-7284

                         They will be able to let you know who to contact

GOVERNMENT SERVICES WAGE RE-OPENER TALKS BEGIN

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on Jan. 22 at AUPE headquarters in Edmonton to exchange initial wage re-opener proposals.

Ingoing wage proposals:

Union: 6.5 per cent – 2019-20

Employer: 0 per cent – 2019-20

On the ongoing issue of wage salary grid adjustments to the Correctional Peace Officer III classification in Local 003, the wage adjustment the union proposed is a four-pay grade increase. The employer proposed no pay grade adjustments.

If the parties are unable to reach a negotiated agreement on all wage reopener items, it will be referred to third-party independent binding arbitration.

No future bargaining dates have been confirmed.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining committee 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/ALBERTA PENSION SERVICES CORP WORKSHOPS

For our members who belong to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) or the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP), we are pleased to announce that AUPE, in conjunction with Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APSC), will be offering workshops to our members in regard to their pensions.

We have heard how important pensions are to our members, especially well before retirement age. APSC administers both the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) and the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP), both of which help secure many AUPE members for their retirement. AUPE and APSC are committed to assisting members in learning about their pensions and help plan for retirement. The sessions cover topics like how pensions are calculated, early retirement provisions, retirement options, buy back service, and others.

These sessions are at no cost to members. Members can receive paid time off for up to 3 1/2 hours for the registered session, no other expenses will be covered..

Members must register for the session in their area and should register for their associated plans. To register and/or for more information visit www.aupe.org/training.

If you have attended a session in the past you are welcome to encourage others who may have not attended.

Sincerely,

Course Registrar

AUPE Education Department

Email: registrar@aupe.org

 

LABOUR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES ONLINE COURSE

Labour-Management Committees, such as EMACs, can be a critical part of the union’s  strategy for representing members. They can be an additional arena for  union activity and a mechanism for representing members’ interests as  new issues arise. It also can assist to keep members informed around  critical issues.


AUPE is excited to present an online course environment as a tool to: assist  in structuring new committees and/or energize an existing one, developing  an agenda and running effective meetings.  There are various discussion  boards that allow members to ask questions regarding Labour Management,  in which members with experience on Labour-Management may be able to  assist.


This opportunity is being offered to meet the demand for a basic  understanding of Labour-Management Committees. It also offers  suggestions, sample forms and terms of reference for members to use to  organize and prepare for Labour Management committees. It also allows  members to be on the same page when it comes to establishing, maintaining and growing committees by explaining that members select  their own representatives and what those on the committee can expect as  far as their roles and responsibililites.


While we are calling this a "course" it is actually a learning environment  that will remain open until 2021, when Chapter and Local  elections take place.  Keeping the environment open will allow members  to refer back to the online learning environment to refer to content,  download templates and participate in discussions.


This course is open to all members as it is important that all members are aware of the opportunities that Labour-Management Committees/EMAC can provide.  It is offered to each sector of AUPE  (Government, Healthcare, Education and Boards & Agencies/Local  Governments).

To register for the course please visit www.aupe.org/training.


Any difficulty with registering please email the AUPE Course Registrar at registrar@aupe.org.


We look forward to members working together to make the most of our Labour-Management committees.

AUPE Education

2019 IS ELECTION YEAR!!

2019 is the year we will be going to the polls in the spring to elect a new Provivncail Government. Though a date has  not been set as 

yet, we will certainly be voting before the end of May at the latest. Also, in the fall we will be going to the polls again to elect a new 

federal government. 

Not to be outdone by our elected poiticians, AUPE members will be electing new Chapter executives at our AGMS. Local 001 will be 

electing a new Local executive in May which includes Chair, Vice Chair, Treasuere, PE Rep , and alternate PE rep. At the Chapter 

AGM's we will be electing Local 001 Council reps. All of theses positions will have a 2 year term. At AUPE convention in October, 

we will be asked to vote for a new President, 6 Vice Presidents and a new Secretary-Treasurer.

Please consider running for any of the positions . We need new people to step up and offer their ideas on how to make AUPE even 

stronger than it currently is. 

2019 is the year of the vote. Lets make it exciting! 

AUPE WINTER/ SPRING EDUCATION SCHEDULE

New Education Schedule

The winter/spring 2019 core course schedule is now available for viewing. Please go to https://www.aupe.org/my-aupe/benefits/education scroll down until you see “course schedule” and click on the link.

Registration

Please note that registration for the winter/spring 2019 core course schedule will be open on January 3, 2019.

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LOCAL 1 COUNCIL MEETING DATES

The next Local 001 Council Meeting will be held in Edmonton  at the AUPE HQ  on Friday May 24, 2019, at 1:00 pm and  Saturday May 25, 2019. Details later.