AUPE wishes everyone a happy and safe Canada Day! Offices will be closed Thursday, but will reopen Friday.
The winning team from the Cold Lake Area Council’s Annual Bunnock Tournament held last Saturday pose for a photo with organizer Michelle Taylor.
EDMONTON – “The devil is in the details,” Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith said in response to Alberta Health Services vague budget announcement today.
HELD JUNE 28 & 29, 2010 AT SOLIDARITY PLACE, EDMONTON
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with Karen Weiers in the Chair.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Karen Weiers, Chair – Local 095 – Airdrie
Gail Iler – Local 006 – Calgary
Tim Jackson, Vice chair – Local 003 – Calgary
Julie Jacques – Local 047 – Spruce Grove
Marilyn Jones , Secretary – Local 041 – Medicine Hat
Bruce Macdonald – Local 046 – St. Albert
Guy Smith – President
Vanessa Bjerreskov – Staff
Bill Dechant – Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Leslie Davies – Staff
Tom Fuller – Staff
Absent: With regrets
Chris Christianson – Local 012 – Edmonton
Brian Cook – Local 012 – Coaldale
Nancy Rakowski – Local 054 – Edmonton
Bruce Macdonald – June 29th – Day two
EDMONTON – AUPE Local 054 has set up a trust fund for the children of Cathie Heard, an active union member who was found dead at the site of a house explosion in north Edmonton on June 20.
Faye Rever (left) and Audrey Randall (right) from AUPE Local 001/009 present a cheque for $500 to Trish Frank (centre), Director of the Peace River Sugar Plum Daycare Centre. The donation was given to the Peace River Child Care Association to help fund their much needed expansion for quality childcare services in the Peace region. Local 001 allocated $500 to each Chapter in the province to be donated to a non- profit group of their choice in their respective community.
Bargaining committee members for Shepherd’s Care Millwoods, Kensington Village, Southside Manor, Greenfield, and Barrhead worksites met at union headquarters on June 24 to jointly prepare for negotiations with their employer.
Around 200 people gathered outside Valley Park Manor in Red Deer to protest the planned closure of that facility and the Red Deer Nursing home in the fall. The plan would have residents in the facilities move to Extendicare’s new Michner Hill facility, and the two publicly owned facilities closed. AUPE Vice-President Philipia Bates Renouf attended the rally. “We are here to defend the rights of our seniors, our people, our families, our neighbours that have been paying taxes for years to keep this facility open and to have publicly run health care, long-term care,” she told the gathered crowd of supporters.
AT THE AUPE RED DEER REGIONAL OFFICE
The meeting was called to order at 10:20 a.m. with Philipia Bates-Renouf in the Chair.
Present: Philipia Bates-Renouf, Debbie Arcand, Elda Glover, Peggy Stewart, Valerie Whelen
Staff Advisor: Kathy Kadyk (sitting in for K. Milne)
Absent: With regrets, Susan Slade, Rhonda Chatman, Patricia Guzman, Peggy Martin, Valerie Whelen
AUPE’s standing Young Activists Committee held a regular meeting at AUPE headquarters on June 23.