RED DEER – The closing of Red Deer Nursing Home and Valley Park Manor, two publicly funded and delivered seniors’ care facilities in Red Deer, plus staff shortages at Michener Hill Extendicare, the publicly funded but privately delivered site opened to replace the two facilities has added to the long-term care crisis already in place in central Alberta.
AUPE members get an introduction to union stewardship during level 1 class at headquarters Sept. 17.
The meeting was called to order at 9.05 a.m. with Mark Ellis in the Chair.
Mark Ellis, Chair, Local 012, Vulcan
Rod Feland, Vice Chair, Local 038, Edmonton
Bev Hill, Secretary, Loc 044, Red Deer
Jim Dick, Local 002, Red Deer
Krista Brzezicki (Koroluk), Local 043, Lamont
Angela MacArthur, Local 057, Red Deer
Adam Millie, Local 001, Edmonton
Carol Drennan, Staff Advisor, Edmonton
Bobby-Joe Rovensky, Local 071, Didsbury
Dusan Milutinovic, Local 095, Calgary
Members of AUPE’s Legislative Committee met for a regular meeting on Sept. 29 at union headquarters in Edmonton.
CAMROSE – General Support Services (GSS) staff members employed at the Deer Meadows Lodge of Bethany Nursing Homes of Camrose have voted overwhelmingly to join AUPE. The worksite vote took place Sept. 23 and was supervised by the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
AUPE staff member Rose Reeder bundles the fall edition of Direct Impact for mailing at headquarters on Sept. 28. The quarterly magazine is expected to be in members’ mailboxes by the first week of October.
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is encouraging its members who are direct employees of the government to participate in the Government of Alberta’s 2010 Corporate Employee Survey, which will be conducted from Sept. 27 to late November.
AUPE members from Local 071/010’s bargaining committee, representing non-academic employees of Norquest College in Edmonton, met at headquarters with union negotiator Jim Petrie on Sept. 27.
EDMONTON – With hunting season now under way, hunters and others concerned about conservation will be disturbed to learn that while tips about poaching in Alberta’s wildlands have more than doubled since 2007-2008, prosecutions have fallen by 80 per cent.
EDMONTON – Representatives of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ more than 2,500 peace officers are expected to attend Peace Officers Memorial ceremonies in Edmonton and Ottawa on Sunday to honour their fallen colleagues.