Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Monday, July 01, 2019
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
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.
GSBC BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:
Local 001 – Faye Rever: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 002 – Emille Currie: email@example.com
Local 003 – Mike Larson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 004 – Ken Weir: email@example.com
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 006 – Donna Smith: email@example.com
Local 009 – Darrol Mason: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski: email@example.com
AUPE RESOURCE STAFF:
Dale Perry, Lead Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mac McNaughton, Negotiator: 1-800-232-7284 or email@example.com
Trevor Zimmerman, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Farris Sobhani, Organizer: 1-800-232-7284 or email@example.com
Tyler Bedford, Communications: 1-800-232-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10451 - 170 Street NW
Edmonton Alberta T5P 4S7
Wednesday, June 06, 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.
GSBC BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:
Local 001 – Faye Rever email@example.com
Local 002 – Emille Currie firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 003 – Mike Larson email@example.com
Local 004 – Ken Weir firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 005 – Randy Ramsden email@example.com
Local 006 – Donna Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Local 009 – Darrol Mason email@example.com
Local 012 – Terrie Wispinski firstname.lastname@example.org
AUPE RESOURCE STAFF:
Dale Perry Lead Negotiator
1-800-232-7284 or email@example.com
Mac McNaughton Negotiator
1-800-232-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Zimmerman Organizer
Saturday, June 02, 2018
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 UnionAll course descriptions and prerequisites for each course can be found here. Please 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 www.aupe.org/training once registration opens.In Solidarity,AUPE Education