Monday, July 01, 2019

The 2017-2018 Local 009 Council

Back row L to R: Greg Sierko, Anita Lerch, Darrol Mason, Tammy Zimmerman, Melanie Roy, Cheryl Leoppky
Front row L to R: Vanessa Tomchak, Samantha Samborski, Russell Clark, Angie Pala 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fwd: Bargaining Update - Government Services


Bargaining update - Government Services 
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.

Local 001 – Faye Rever:
Local 002 – Emille Currie:
Local 003 – Mike Larson:
Local 004 – Ken Weir:
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden:
Local 006 – Donna Smith:
Local 009 – Darrol Mason:
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski:

Dale Perry, Lead Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or
Mac McNaughton, Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or
Trevor Zimmerman, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or
Farris Sobhani, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or
Tyler Bedford, Communications: 1-800-232-7284 or

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
10451 - 170 Street NW
Edmonton Alberta T5P 4S7

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

AUPE: Governfment Services Bargaining Update - June 6, 2018


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Government of Alberta applies for mediation


Your bargaining committee would like to inform you of a recent development in negotiations with the Government of Alberta.

On May 30, the Government of Alberta applied for mediation with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement during the last round of bargaining on April 9 and 10.

The application was granted by mediation services on June 1.

Respected mediator Andrew Sims has been appointed to mediate the dispute and both parties will meet with him soon to develop guidelines for mediation.

Your bargaining committee remains committed to providing you with up to date information about negotiations.

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


Local 001 – Faye Rever
Local 002 – Emille Currie
Local 003 – Mike Larson
Local 004 – Ken Weir
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden
Local 006 – Donna Smith
Local 009 – Darrol Mason
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski


Dale Perry Lead Negotiator
1-800-232-7284 or

Mac McNaughton Negotiator
1-800-232-7284 or

Trevor Zimmerman Organizer

1-800-232-7284 or

Farris Sobhani Organizer
1-800-232-7284 or

Tyler Bedford Communications
1-800-232-7284 or


Saturday, June 02, 2018

Information regarding AUPE's 2019 Labour School

Greetings Members,

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.  Labour School 2019 will focus on AUPE's history and how we have come to where we are today.  While Labour School courses focus on a diverse topics and education, members will have an opportunity to learn more about our history throughout the school.  AUPE members who meet the requirements, apply and are selected to attend, will have the opportunity to learn, celebrate, and share the history of AUPE and the ways working people continue to make history.

The courses for Advanced Labour School 2019 are:
  • Arts in Labour History
  • Advanced Occupational Health & Safety
  • Beyond Bullying (formerly Mutual Respect)
  • Continuing Education for Stewards
  • Leadership Essentials
  • Talking Union
All course descriptions and prerequisites for each course can be found herePlease note prerequisites and required positions must be met at time of application.

Registration for Advanced Labour School will be open online July 23 - September 14, 2018.  Members can register at once registration opens.

In Solidarity,
AUPE Education

Thursday, May 31, 2018


AUPE has hired Stratcom aka "Strategic Research" who will be calling GOA members with the aim of surveying 1,180 members in the Government of Alberta by June 12. This starts tonight at 5 pm.

They will not leave voicemail. When they talk to a live person they will be asking them if they are aware of bargaining, where they get their bargaining updates from, where they would like to get them from, and if we can update their contact information.

At the end of the survey they will be provided 1-800-232-7284 to call if they have labour relations issues,.

"Strategic Research has been calling a sampling of AUPE members working for the Government of Alberta to find out about their awareness of bargaining and how they get their information. Don't worry if you missed the call. Hundreds of AUPE representatives from around Alberta are coming to Edmonton for a summit on June 12 & 13 to talk about strategies going forward to get a fair collective agreement for Government of Alberta workers. All Government of Alberta bargaining updates are posted at . If you have any questions you can contact your bargaining rep for your Local via email at (see below) . You can also update your contact information online to get the latest updates, visit"

Stratcom has excellent privacy and confidentiality policies around the work that they do (plus they're unionized!). AUPE will get the survey data but we will not know which member responded which way.

Local 001 – Faye Rever:
Local 002 – Emille Currie:
Local 003 – Mike Larson:
Local 004 – Ken Weir:
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden:
Local 006 – Donna Smith:
Local 009 – Darrol Mason:
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski:

Russell Clark
Local 009 Bargaining Committee
403 307 1450