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News and Information

In this section of our website we bring you news and information from within the following four areas that we think that you will have an interest in.  If at any time you have information or an article to post, please forward it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AUPE Local 039 News

News and information that is directly related to our membership both on and off the campus.

AUPE Provincial News

News and information that has an affect on us and our brothers and sisters throughout AUPEs four sectors; Education, Government Support Services, Boards and Agencies and Health Services.

SAIT News

News, information and events throughout the SAIT Campus and Community

SAFA News

News, information and events throughout the SAIT Campus and Community that are directly related to our SAFA (SAIT Academic Faculty Association) co-workers. 

We wanted to update the members on some position abolishments that have recently occurred. Over the past 3 weeks (June 20, 2016 - July 8, 2016) there have been 6 AUPE positions abolished and staff terminated. We have not been advised if there will be…
Do you have a question for Dr. Ross that you would like raised at the President's Town Hall on September 1, 2015? If you would like our Local Chair Rose Read to bring forward your question, comment or concern simply fill in the question box…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 00:00

Free Golf Shirt for Local 039 Members

A free golf shirt for AUPE Local 039 members so that we may all wear our support on our sleeve. In a show of support and solidarity our local is providing all our members with a golf shirt that will have a logo of AUPE…
AUPE reminds all members of your statutory right for time off to vote in the provincial election on May 5. Section 132 of the Elections Act requires employers to give their employees three consecutive hours between 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. to vote on an…
Nearly 400 support staff at Lethbridge College have ratified a three-year collective agreement that reflects previous settlements in Alberta’s post-secondary sector. “It was a long, sometimes difficult process that required a lot of patience and determination,” said Dale Perry, staff negotiator with the Alberta Union…
Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:00

PIA-Post Secondary Education Task Force

Public Interest Alberta's task forces are made up of concerned Albertans who meet regularly to share their ideas, knowledge and expertise. They both develop and help implement ongoing advocacy strategies in each of PIA's public interest Action Areas. PIA’s Post-Secondary Education Task Force was one…
At the last Convention (Oct 2014) our membership introduced a new article into our constitution. This is "Article 29 - Member Conduct, Complaints and Discipline". As per the article, "...Every member has an obligation to comply with the Constitution and conduct himself/herself in a manner…
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

President's Gala 2015

Congratulations to all the award winners at the Presidents Gala last night. "My husband and I were honoured to attend as representatives of AUPE Local 039." Rose Read was quoted saying after the event. The job of Masters of Ceremonies were shared by Radio, Television…
EDMONTON – More than 260 administrative and other professional staff, along with the employer, ratified an independent mediator’s recommendations for settlement yesterday that will see a five-year collective agreement in place at the worksite. “Settling this collective agreement took a very long time and required…
Environics Research Group conducted a poll in February 2015 that shows a very strong majority of Albertans (from 76% to 90% depending upon the issue) agree that investing in post-secondary education (PSE) helps resolve many key challenges facing Alberta. The poll also shows that right…
Investing in Post Secondary Education is not only the right thing to do, it's the responsible thing to do!!! Please watch this video and share. Let's get the message out that cuts in Post-Secondary funding are not the answer.
Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

2014 T4 Slips Now Available on mySAIT

T4 Slips now available Reminder that Electronic T4 slips are now available on mySAIT*. When you’re ready to print your tax slips, here’s how:
Public Interest Alberta in partnership with undergraduate students, graduate students, staff unions and faculty associations from across the province is launching a public advocacy campaign called “Post-Secondary Education is the Answer” to mobilize the public to speak out for greater investments in PSE.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a feature on the approach taken at the College of Wooster (Ohio) to trimming its budget. Administrators set up a wiki that made available to staff, faculty, and students all of the institution's financial information and staffing data…
AUPE INSIGHT recently sent out a notice (via email) asking members to "take our short survey about Alberta politics in 2015 in order to
AUPE Provincial Executive has been engaging since November 2014 in a Strategic Planning exercise. What do our Members need? What do our Members want? What do they expect?
You may have recognized her voice or perhaps her face looked familiar at the end of the commercial, either way we are very proud that ICT Administrative Assistant Tanya Mullings is both the voice
SAIT Polytechnic is pleased to announce Brad Donaldson is the new Vice President, Academic. Donaldson brings a wealth of knowledge and post-secondary .....
Thursday, 27 November 2014 17:00

Welcome New Members November 2014

We would like to welcome the following new members to SAIT and to AUPE Local 039 for the month of November 2014.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 17:00

Politics in Edmonton with Local 054

AUPE Local 054 members in the provincial ridings of Edmonton-Manning and Edmonton-Decore attending a wing night on March 5. The night was hosted by the local to talk politics and hear from NDP MLA David Eggen as well as Friends of Medicare's Sandra Azocar about…
Staff at Spruce Grove’s Copper Sky Lodge seniors facility have voted overwhelmingly to join Alberta’s largest union.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 17:00

Provincial Budget 2014

AUPE President Guy Smith speaks to reporters at the Alberta Legislature about the union's concerns over the 2014 provincial budget. The budget, announced March 6, fails to keep up with inflation and population growth in many areas....
At approximately 8:15 on the morning of Monday, Feb. 24, a water main pipe underneath AUPE headquarters ruptured. Under that kind of pressure, the concrete floor of the parkade under the building heaved, buckled and cracked, and over the course of approximately an hour and…
On Thursday, the government went public with their renewed demand that employees accept a wage freeze. The AUPE bargaining team saw the offer as little more than an effort to buy members off with a promise of a quick $3,100 cash in hand. Here are…
The Government of Alberta concluded eight days of negotiations with AUPE's Government Services Bargaining Committee on Feb. 26 by sticking to demands for a two-year wage freeze. The offer came the same day Finance Minister Doug Horner reported a $1.4 billion operating surplus forecast....
Bill 45 is a draconian assault on the right to freedom of expression and Bill 46 removes the right of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees from seeking binding arbitration.
Friday, 06 December 2013 17:00

Calgary Information Picket - 16 Dec 2013

AUPE will be holding an information picket on December 16 @ 1500-1630 (3PM-4:30PM) at MLA Neil Brown's office located at Suite 16, 5440 4th st NW Calgary. This is the MLA that referred to our Brothers and Sisters in Local 003 as "... worse than…
On November 26th the Alberta Legislature tabled bill 45 and bill 46. Bill 45 greatly increases the penalties for illegal strikes or threats of illegal strike with the potential of huge fines being imposed on unions, union leadership and individual union members. The AUPE (Alberta…
AUPE represents nearly 85,000 workers, most of whom work in the public sector. Among its members are the 22,000 front-line employees of the provincial government.
Former SAIT President Irene Lewis retired last month but will still receive a salary of up to $340,000 this year - a move the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says is not in line with most people's expectations. Photograph by: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald." SAITs former president,…
Some of you may not know that SAIT Faculty and Staff have a hockey team. We play our home dates at .....
EDMONTON - A massive illegal strike of jail guards that was sparked by the suspension of two workers and spread to correctional facilities across Alberta came to an end Tuesday night.
SAIT faculty instructors, education counselors and librarians have voted 90 percent in favour of their new labour contract. The contract will now go before SAIT's board of governors, who could ratify the deal by this weekend.
Thursday, 21 February 2013 00:06

News and Info

Saturday, 16 February 2013 00:00

CTV Highlights SAIT Executive Pay Controversy

 The SAIT Annual report was published at the end of January. Over the past few weeks people have become more and more aware of the large sums of money that SAIT executives were paid last year. This has caught the attention of CTV Calgary and…
The controversy over senior executive pay and bonuses at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is just the tip of the iceberg, warned the president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.

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