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Labour minister to attend annual AUPE Day of Mourning ceremony

EDMONTON – Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray is one of four guest speakers who will take part in AUPE’s International Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job memorial ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at AUPE headquarters in Edmonton.

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AUPE members encouraged to attend Summer of '86 workshop

On June 4, the Alberta Labour History Institute will host a workshop looking back at the “Summer of ’86,” when a wave of strikes swept through the province including Gainers, Fletchers, Zeidlers, Suncor and our own AUPE members at Alberta Liquor Control Board (ALCB). The workshop will reflect on a moment in our history similar to our current context: the strike wave followed a global recession in 1982 after which Alberta workers, having absorbed unemployment, pay cuts, intensified work for less pay and worsening working conditions, said “enough is enough.”

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Rally at AgeCare Walden Heights in SE Calgary for first collective agreement Tuesday

CALGARY – Staff members at the AgeCare Walden Heights seniors home will rally in support of a fair first collective agreement on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, almost a year since they joined AUPE.

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Bargaining update - Capital Care ANC Local 049

Your bargaining committee met with the employer for an additional two days of
bargaining on April 19 and 20. We were not able to make any substantial gains
at the bargaining table, so we have decided to file to Mediation Services for the
appointment of a Mediator.

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Rally scheduled Monday at Clifton Manor in SE Calgary

CALGARY – Staff members and supporters will rally outside the Clifton Manor seniors home on Monday, April 25, 2016, in support of the mediation process for a fair collective agreement.

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AUPE Environment Committee marks Earth Day with Challenge of the Month

AUPE’s Environment Committee extends greetings to all members on this Earth Day. Our Challenge of the Month on this important occasion is to let us know how you are celebrating Earth Day. Share your ideas for action with us on Facebook!

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Budget 2016: AUPE member breakdown

Last week, NDP Minister of Finance Joe Ceci introduced Budget 2016. AUPE staff examined this budget further and we’re pleased to give members a breakdown of the budget and what it may mean to them.

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Budget 2016: AUPE member breakdown

Last week, NDP Minister of Finance Joe Ceci introduced Budget 2016. AUPE staff examined this budget further and we’re pleased to give members a breakdown of the budget and what it may mean to them.

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Minutes - Members' Benefits Committee

Union Headquarters in the Red Deer Room

The meeting for April 18, 2016 was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with Jason Heistad, Executive Secretary-Treasurer in the Chair.

ROLL CALL

Present: Jason Heistad, Chair, and Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Kevin Barry, Local 052, Vice Chair
Wendy Kicia, Local 057, Secretary
William Piggott, Life Member
Lorri Predy, Local 001, Chair, Education Sub-Committee
Michelle Szalynski, Local 048
Debbie Arcand, Local 047
Rachelle Davis, Members’ Benefit Finance Contact
Julius Salegio, Committee Advisor

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Minutes - Pay and Social Equity Committee

The meeting was called to order at 9:32 a.m. with Susan Slade in the Chair.

ROLL CALL

Present: Vice President Susan Slade, Janet Ansah-Sagu, LeeAnn Boudreau, Barbara Brolly, Somboon Eggen, Phyllis Faulkner, Raminder Gill, Val Whelen

Staff Advisor: Hitomi Suzuta
Staff Secretary: Cassandra Campeau

Absent: Terry Nicholson-Knudson (with regrets)

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