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Register today for tenth annual Curling Funspiel

The tenth annual AUPE Curling Funspiel is scheduled to take place April 15 and 16, 2016 at the Jasper Place Curling Club in Edmonton.

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Special meeting for Calgary Surgical Processors - Local 095

Surgical Processors working in Calgary are invited to a special meeting to discuss their concerns on Thursday, January 28 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the AUPE Calgary office (200, 2116 – 27 Ave. NE).

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Bargaining Update Meeting - Foothills Hospital AHS GSS - Local 095/Chapters 001, 002, 003 & 014

GSS staff at Foothills Hospital are invited to drop in on Monday, February 8 during your lunch hour (11am-2pm) in the Coombs Theatre to ask questions and hear from your bargaining committee about the progress of bargaining with your employer for a new collective agreement.

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Minutes - Finance Committee


The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with Executive Secretary-Treasurer Heistad in the Chair.


Present: Jason Heistad, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Chair
Russell Clark, Local 009 Red Deer
Terri Crabtree, Local 095 Calgary
Ron Fernandes, Local 001 Edmonton
Deborah Gordon, Local 046 Alberta Beach
Wendy Gummesen, Local 043 Peace River
Percy Ogden, Local 056 Grande Prairie
Christine Vavrik, Local 041 Coaldale

With Regrets: Rachel Shepherd, Local 047 Edmonton

Staff Advisor: Trevor Mills, Finance Coordinator

Jason welcomed Trevor Mills to the Finance Committee.

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Bargaining Update - AHS GSS

On Jan. 14 and 15 your bargaining committee met in Edmonton.

On Jan. 14 we reviewed and prioritized outstanding bargaining issues to prepare for mediation, which occurred Jan. 15, and interest arbitration, which is scheduled for Feb. 16 to 20.

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First ‘This is AUPE’ TV commercial focuses on real members, real work

Today, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees begins a new television advertising campaign designed to showcase the important work its members do and the significant impact their work has on the well-being of every Albertan.

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Minutes - Women's Committee


The meeting was called to order at 09:34 am with Susan Slade in the Chair.


Present: Susan Slade
Carol Mammel
Ruth MacDonald
Joanne Maynard
Kysha Rondeau
Corine Heffernan
Dolly Osterlund
Corinne Morin
Anita Loughran

Staff Advisor: Mary Kehoe
Staff Secretary: Ingrid Misquitta

Guests: Rhonda Whitten – member shadowing Mary Kehoe
Jennifer Corkum – member shadowing Mary Kehoe
Merryn Edwards

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Minutes - Legislative Committee

Held on Wednesday, January 12 and 13, 2016 in the Red Deer Boardroom, AUPE Headquarters

The meeting was called to order at 1:02 p.m. with President Smith in the Chair.


Present: Guy Smith, President, Committee Chair, Edmonton
Bev Hill, Vice-Chair, Local 040, Red Deer
Karl Clauss, Local 058, Medicine Hat
Bobby-Joe Borodey, Local 071, Didsbury
Emille Currie, Local 002, Edmonton
Bonnie Gostola, Local 045, High River
Allan Lyons, Local 052, Calgary
Derek Heslinga, Local 060, Edmonton

Staff Advisor: Gil LaFlamme, Staff Advisor, Edmonton

Absent with regrets: n/a

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CBI Home Health Bargaining Update - Local 047/008

Bargaining with the employer for your first collective agreement broke down on Jan. 8. AUPE will be applying for mediation, which means that a third-party mediator will assist with future bargaining.

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Donation received for Benevolent Fund

Johnson Insurance representatives Randy Pearson and Colin Kuefler (centre) present Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jason Heistad and the Members’ Benefits Committee with a $5,000 donation to AUPE’s Members’ Benevolent Fund.

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