EDMONTON – AUPE’s Women’s Committee is encouraging members to nominate worthy activists now for the 2012 DOVE Award. The annual award, created by a resolution of the AUPE Convention in 2001, honours female members who have made major contributions to the betterment of women and all members of the union.
AUPE members from around the province gather at union headquarters Jan. 31 in Edmonton for AUPE’s Intro to your Union course. AUPE’s labour education courses are considered among the best in Canada.
AUPE members, supporters and other unions rally outside of Waterford of Summerlea in Edmonton to show support for a worker who AUPE believes was unjustly fired for her role in organizing the worksite. The staff at Waterford, a seniors continuing care facility, recently voted to join AUPE and have served notice to the employer to begin bargaining their first collective agreement.
EDMONTON – Alberta’s largest union will launch radio advertisements Monday in support of its 22,000 General Support Services members in negotiations with Alberta Health Services.
Scores of AUPE members, supporters and other unions came to a rally outside of Waterford of Summerlea in Edmonton to show support for a worker who AUPE believes was unjustly fired for her role in organizing the worksite. The staff at Waterford, a seniors continuing care facility, recently voted to join AUPE and have served notice to the employer to begin bargaining their first collective agreement.
AT AUPE HEADQUARTERS
The meeting was called to order on January 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dechant in the Chair.
Present: Bill Dechant, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Chair Gloria Holberton, Local 001 Wendy Gummesen, Local 043 Linda Laminman, Local 003 Percy Ogden, Local 056 (half day) Susan Sawchuk, Local 047 Reni Smith, Local 071 Myrna Wright, Local 041 Shelley Zabel, Local 052
Staff Advisor: Corey Battrick, Acting Supervisor of Financial Services
LETHBRIDGE – A strike vote application was filed yesterday by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees on behalf of close to 120 members at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge.
Members of AUPE’s Young Activists Committee present a cheque for more than $1,100 to the Kids Up Front Foundation in Edmonton. The foundation provides access to arts, sports and entertainment events for children and youth in the capital region.
EDMONTON – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees at the Waterford of Summerlea continuing care facility will hold an information picket today to protest the recent firing of a coworker.
LETHBRIDGE – Staff at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge continuing care facility have voted to join the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.