Friday, May 03, 2019

Bargaining update!

Important government services update: Arbitrator appointed in GOA wage reopener, arbitration dates scheduled
Posted April 24, 2019 in Government Services, Union Updates

Government services – Locals 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 009, 012

Your bargaining committee would like to inform you that Phyllis Smith has been appointed to arbitrate wage reopener negotiations scheduled for June 11, 17, 20 and 21 in Edmonton.

Saturday, April 20, 2019


Is your personal phone number up-to-date with your union? Expect a call from your union president!
On April 16, Albertans elected a United Conservative Party government. The UCPmade 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
Members we have phone number for 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.
Can’t take part? You can still send your feedback by email:
We look forward to speaking with you.


Negotiations with the Government of Alberta on the wage re-opener failed to deliver a settlement by April 1, 2019. As a result of the Parties inability to reach a negotiated wage settlement we are exercising our right to seek binding arbitration to resolve the matter. The Union and Employer counsel's are working on establishing an arbitrator and are seeking dates to commence arbitration as quickly as possible. Once dates are formalized we will let you know.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Chapter Election Results for 2019- 2021

The following is the election results from Chapters 1, 2 and 5 for the 2019-2021 term:

Edmonton Chapter 2 AGM

Samantha- Chapter Chair 
Vanessa- Chapter Vice Chair
Tracy Levesque- Chapter Secretary

Council Reps
1. Vanessa 
2. Sam
3. Annie Scott 
1st Alt. Tracy
Pam Sandhu

2. Pam


Red Deer Chapter 5 AGM 

Chapter Chair- Laurie Anne Stec
Chapter Vice Chair- Mike Nesbitt 
Secretary- Anita Lerch

Council Reps
1. Tammy 
2. Russell 
3. Angie
4. Anita
5. Darrol
1. Mike Nesbitt 
2. Joe Wright
3. Laurie Anne Stec

1. Jason Ware
2. Jackie Stymiest
3. Mike Nesbitt 
4. Lisa Inman
1. Joe Wright
2. Laurie Anne Stec

1. Russell 
2. Tammy 
3. Angie

1. Laurie Anne Stec
2. Jackie Stymiest
3. Lisa Inman
4. Lori Edmonds

Calgary Chapter 1 AGM

Chapter Chair- Annie Baliang
Chapter Vice Chair- Cheryl Leoppky 
Chapter Secretary- Kaelah ?

1. Rhonda Auger
2. Melanie Roy
1. Annie Baliang
2. Nikki ?
3. Edith ?

1. Mel 
2. Annie
1. Lynda ?
2. Rhonda
3. Kaelah ?

In Order
Julius Galveston
Samantha Samborski 
Annie Scott 
Lee Jackson
Emalita Baloala
Vanessa Tomchak 

Red Deer 
Penny Bates
Russell Clark
Jenna Baynes
Peter Tui
Angie Pala
Tammy Zimmerman 
Darrol Mason 
Anita Lerch
Laurie Anne Stec
Jackie Stymiest
Mike Nesbitt
Lisa Inman
Joe Wright
Charlene Coumont
Norma Rehban
Jennifer Gardner 

Rhonda Auger
Annie Baliang
Michelle Heide 
Mel Roy

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