As members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 commence strike action against their employer at Sobeys Forest Lawn on 17th Ave. SE in Calgary, AUPE members are urged to show solidarity with the striking workers by not shopping at any Sobeys location until the dispute is settled.
Members from southern Alberta take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Advocate Level 1 course held in Calgary Sept. 29 and 30. AUPE is piloting a system whereby all core courses are offered in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer for the fall term.
AUPE would like to reiterate once again the classification title in the Receiving Agreement will be changed from Technical Attendant to Therapy Assistant to better reflect the scope and kind and level of work. AHS has agreed to this and this will occur in the current round of bargaining.
Seven members from Local 003 stand outside the Supreme Court of Canada during Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Sept. 25. Left to right: Eric Larson (Commercial Vehicle Enforcement – North), Ron Soenen (Lethbridge Correctional Centre), Bryan Tighe (Sheriffs – South), Amanda McMurren (Lethbridge Correctional Centre), Dave Young (Red Deer Remand Centre), Adam Zasada (Sheriffs – North), and Troy Merrill (Calgary Remand Centre).
EDMONTON – Employees at Devonshire Care Centre voted overwhelmingly to join the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees in an Alberta Labour Relations Board supervised vote at their worksite Sept. 26.
AUPE held a Respect in the Workplace course for members at union headquarters Sept. 28 in Edmonton. AUPE’s labour education courses are considered among the best in Canada.
The meeting was called to order at 9.00 a.m. with Mark Ellis in the Chair.
Present: Mark Ellis, Chair, Local 012 Vulcan Bev Hill, Secretary, Loc 044 Red Deer Bobby-Joe Rovensky, Local 071 Didsbury Jim Dick, Local 002 Red Deer Angela MacArthur, Local 057 Red Deer Dusan Milutinovic, Local 095 Calgary
Staff Advisor: Carol Drennan, Staff Advisor Edmonton
Regrets: Rod Feland, Vice Chair, Local 038 Edmonton Adam Millie, Local 001 Edmonton Krista Brzezicki ,Local 043 Lamont
AT SOLIDARITY PLACE, EDMONTON,
The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. with Sandra Azocar in the Chair.
Present: Sandra Azocar Suzanne Rutledge Troy Ormann Glenn Harding Craig Stansfield.
Staff Advisor: Maria Marrazzo.
Absent: Pervis Fisher Leslie Marquardt Shamanthi Cooray
Members of AUPE’s Human Rights Committee met at union headquarters Sept. 27 in Edmonton.
COLD LAKE – After more than a year of tough negotiations and the involvement of a mediator, Local 118/016 members voted overwhelmingly in favour of their tentative agreement with the City of Cold Lake.