LETHBRIDGE – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees voted strongly last week in favour of ratifying a first collective agreement with Extendicare Fairmont Designated Assisted Living.
Members of AUPE’s Extendicare Lethbridge Fairmont Park ratified their first collective in the southern Alberta city, Oct. 27. Story to come.
Members participate in day two of AUPE’s Occupational Health and Safety Advocate Level 1 course at union headquarters Oct. 27 in Edmonton. AUPE’s labour education courses are considered among the best in Canada.
Julianne Belzille is the winner of the AUPE’s 2011 Brent Gawne Memorial Scholarship. Her winning essay, “A Growing Problem,” was one of 24 submitted.
After two frustrating days of mediation this fall, AUPE is applying to the Labor Relations Board for compulsory interest arbitration between Local 020 and ATB Financial.
Members participate in AUPE’s Occupational Health and Safety Advocate Level 1 course at union headquarters Oct. 26 in Edmonton. AUPE’s labour education courses are considered among the best in Canada.
Information pickets were held at three separate Revera worksites in Edmonton Oct. 22 and 23. Negotiations with the employer are currently in mediation.
The tentative agreement is for one year, expiring Aug. 31, 2012 and includes a 4.54 per cent increase to rates of pay.
Members will vote on the tentative agreement by mail-in ballot, which they will receive in the mail within the next few days. They must be returned to AUPE head office (10451 – 170 St. Edmonton AB T5P 4S7) no later than Nov. 25.
AUPE President Guy Smith spoke with media at the Alberta legislature Oct. 24, prior to the opening of the fall session. The sitting will break tomorrow and reconvene at the end of November.
EDMONTON – The best way the Alberta government can respond to the global economic crisis is to ensure a stable public service is in place for Albertans, even when things get tough, said Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ President Guy Smith.