AUPE Provincial News

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…
AUPE INSIGHT recently sent out a notice (via email) asking members to "take our short survey about Alberta politics in 2015 in order to
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.
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.

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