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Investing in education

Posted April 21, 2015 in Union Updates, Members' Benefits Committee, Membership Services Committee

On behalf of the Membership Services and Members’ Benefits committees, Vice-President Glen Scott receives a $2,500 donation for AUPE bursaries and scholarships from Tara Thorleifson of the Co-operators insurance and financial services.

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AUPE celebrates Administrative Professionals Week

Posted April 21, 2015 in Union Updates

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is pleased to celebrate Administrative Professionals Week, April 19–25, with the thousands of members whose hard work keeps their worksites – and the province – running smoothly.

“Administrative professionals are the backbone of our worksites,” said AUPE President Guy Smith. “Their highly specialized skillsets and ability to adapt to changing technologies support many organizations that are working to achieve change and innovation. Without them, our workplaces would be chaotic, inefficient, and stagnant.”

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Using their words

Posted April 20, 2015 in Union Updates

For two weeks, these members volunteered on AUPE’s phone bank, calling fellow members and urging them to get out and vote in the provincial election on May 5. If you want to learn more about the candidates in your area, where your polling station is or even how to get on the voters’ list, go to

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Large coalition formed to save the Calgary Young Offender Centre

Posted April 17, 2015 in Government Services, Union Updates

CALGARY – More than 100 people from various community organizations came together last night to form a large coalition against the Progressive Conservative government’s plan to close the Calgary Young Offender Centre (CYOC).

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