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AUPE Vice-President Glen Scott and AUPE Local 095 activist Henry Wakoluk joined Air Canada flight attendants at 5 a.m. today at the Calgary International Airport in support of their information picket. The flight attendants are preparing for possible strike action against their employer.
ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES
Minutes of the PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE
September 08 and 09, 2011
Time: Thursday and Friday, September 08 and 09, at 9:00 AM.
Place: AUPE Headquarters, Edmonton, Alberta
1. CALL TO ORDER President Guy Smith, Chairperson called the meeting to order at 9:02AM.
2. ROLL CALL, INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Local 047 members cheer as passing motorists honk in support for their information picket outside Revera Inc’s Miller Crossing long-term care facility in northeast Edmonton on Friday.
Scores of AUPE members, residents and their families marched under a scorching sun to draw attention to the multinational corporation’s unreasonable demands at the bargaining table. The employer has insisted on no wage increase, reducing its contribution to employee health benefits (effectively cutting pay) and eliminating job security provisions in the collective agreement.
AUPE is taking Revera to mediation this month. Information pickets were held last week at three locations: Revera South Terrace, Revera Jasper Place and Revera Miller Crossing.
AUPE President Guy Smith addresses AUPE’s Provincial Executive Sept. 8 at union headquarters in Edmonton while all six Vice-Presidents listen on. The PE meeting will wrap up today.
EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees expects its biggest crowd today at the third and final information picket outside long-term care facilities owned by multinational Revera Inc.
EDMONTON – Nearly 500 Alberta Union of Provincial Employees members at five Shepherd’s Care Foundation continuing care facilities in Edmonton and northern Alberta voted overwhelmingly in favour of mediated collective agreements that will see their pay and benefits brought up to the industry standard.
Work Safe Alberta’s best practices guidelines are so popular that AUPE’s head office has run out of copies of several editions.
“We’ve had so many requests from members that we’re all out of the first three manuals,” said Occupational Health and Safety Representative Dennis Malayko. “The only one we currently have in stock is the latest volume, ‘Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Physical Hazards.’”
AUPE general support services members, who work for Alberta Health Services, count member signatures from a recent petition circulated around worksites this summer. The petitions indicate members’ intentions of taking some form of job action if needed during ongoing bargaining with AHS. Bargaining with AHS is currently in mediation.
Sixteen-month-old Rylee was the youngest picketer outside Revera Jasper Place continuing care facility. About 100 AUPE members and supporters staged an information picket at the facility.
Another picket is planned for Revera Miller Crossing, 14251 50 St., on Friday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After months of exhaustive collective bargaining, AUPE has applied to the provincial government for mediation. Revera, a multinational corporation, is trying to freeze wages, cut back on health benefit contributions (effectively cutting pay) and eliminate job security provisions.