Members of Local 047, Shepherd’s Care, met at union headquarters Oct. 29.
Delegates to AUPE’s previous Annual Conventions, as well as other members, can now purchase photos of the event online. Photos from the 34th Annual Convention — as well as other Conventions and AUPE events — are now available on SmugMug for purchase. Please visit the 34th Annual Convention gallery to see the photos from the event, or AUPE’s SmugMug homepage for other events.
HELD AT AUPE HEADQUATERS
The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. with Sandy Kyle in the Chair.
Present: Sandy Kyle, Chair; Willis Pollett, Iba Boda, Troy Merrell, Pauline Clarke, Jennifer Yeoman (Via Teleconference) and Staff Advisor: Garnett Robinson
Absent: Marylou Savic, Laura Corpe, Chris D’Lima
AUPE members participate in Union Steward Level 1 training at union headquarters Oct. 26.
AUPE President Guy Smith, Vice-President Philipia Bates-Renouf and a number of supporters attended opening day of the Alberta Legislature’s fall session Oct. 25 to show opposition to plans by the Alberta government and Alberta Health Services to close more long-term care beds in Red Deer.
AUPE President Guy Smith was on hand for opening day of the fall sitting of the legislature Oct 25. Smith, along with AUPE Vice-President Philipia Bates Renouf, AUPE members and staff were on hand to see AUPE’s 6,600-signature petition to keep long-term care spaces open in Red Deer presented in the house.
EDMONTON – Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith will be available for interviews with media at the opening of the fall session of the Legislature today at 12:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the Legislature Rotunda.
AUPE President Guy Smith responds to questions about a fire at Alberta Hospital Edmonton posed by reporters from CTV on Oct. 18. Alberta Hospital is back in the news following an assertion by Liberal MLA Kevin Taft that closing the geriatric unit at Alberta Hospital in favour of converting Villa Caritas has exacerbated the crisis in emergency room care in Edmonton.
AUPE President: Alberta Health Act should include guarantees public health care won’t be rolled back
EDMONTON – The Alberta Health Act will top the government’s agenda for the legislative session that begins tomorrow, and Alberta’s largest union believes the act should include guarantees there will be no rollbacks to existing protections of public health care now contained in the province’s laws.