AUPE Local 3

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  • New Course! -Union Activists

    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 f...

  • PTSD Awareness Day

    As Alberta marks the third annual Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, the province’s largest union is renewing calls to expand presumptive coverage to other workers at risk.“PTSD Awareness Day reminds us that many Albertans are exposed to stressful and traumatic conditions as a result of their employment. While marking the occasion can help remove the stigma around this disorder, too many workers are still suffering in silence,” said Alberta Union of Provi...

  • June /2018- BARGAINING UPDATE: Mediation begins

    Mediation beginsOn 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 ov...

  • NOV 30/2017- BARGAINING UPDATE: GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    Negotiations continue: Summary of Government Services BargainingYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 14, 15 and 21, 22 in Edmonton to continue bargaining your next collective agreement.There was movement on 17 non-monetary items over those four days. It’s important to note that while we are negotiating your next agreement, the current agreement continues to apply until a new agreement is ratified.

  • PSSP Funded- This means more money in your pocket- January 2018

    There is good news for Alberta Union of Provincial Employees members from the Public Service Pension (PSP) Board. These Changes should take place on January 12 /2018 Pay cheque.Starting Jan. 1, members and employers contributing to the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) and Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) will see their contribution rates reduced.LAPP reduced their rates by one per cent, while PSPP reduced the rates between 1.23 per cent and 1.77 per cent depending on annual salary.Click h...

  • GOOD NEWS!!! PSPP FULLY FUNDED,

    This means more money in your pocketThere is good news for Alberta Union of Provincial Employees members from the Public Service Pension (PSP) Board.For the first time since 2006, the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) is fully funded, meaning the assets of the plan have reached a high enough level to provide AUPEmembers their pension benefits earned under the PSPP.We are also pleased to inform you that the PSP Board has approved an assessment report that reveals a much-impro...

  • SEPT 28/2017- BARGAINING UPDATE: GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUEYour bargaining committee met with the government from Sept. 25 to 27 in Edmonton, which resulted in three more items being agreed to by both parties:Sub 2 LOU # 2 RE: Program Advisory Committee – we were successful in adding one additional union representative to the committee to cover the newly created region (North Central).Sub 6 Article #1 Probationary Periods – was amended to increase the probation period for the classification of medical and health four to 12 months. T...

  • NEW: AUG 18/2017- BARGAINING UPDATE: GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer Aug. 15, 16 and 17 at AUPEheadquarters in Edmonton to continue bargaining non-monetary items for your next collective agreement.Slow progress was made over the three days, with the below two articles signed off.Article 29, the grievance procedureImprovements include the addition of a group grievance procedure, which is when two or more employees are affected by the same interpretation of the collective agreement, they can file a grievance toge...

  • BARGAINING UPDATE: GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    Your bargaining committee would like to notify members that bargaining scheduled for July 6 and 7 was cancelled by the employer.Negotiations are scheduled to continue Aug. 16 and 17 in Edmonton.

  • Brian Jean promises $2.6B in immediate cuts if elected

    Brian Jean announced his economic policy Tuesday, promising $2.6 billion in immediate cuts if elected but offering few specifics on which government services he would slash or provincial employees he’ll fire to account for those savings.At a news conference in downtown Calgary, Jean promised to freeze salaries, not fill positions left by retiring workers and fire managers. He specifically mentioned Alberta Health Services as one area where he wants to reduce management, but offered no othe...

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