AUPE staff and executive wish all our member and all Albertans a safe and happy Labour Day long weekend! Offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Labour Day is a time to celebrate the benefits workers have achieved for all of us, and the work that still needs to be done.
AUPE President Guy Smith talked with Global Edmonton about the provincial government’s first quarter fiscal update at union headquarters, Aug. 31.
AUPE’s annual Grandparents Day Picnic will take place on Sept. 6 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Legislature Grounds Bandshell. For more information, please see the poster.
HIGH PRAIRIE– Support staff at Northern Lakes College ratified a new collective agreement on Aug. 27, which was reached after only two days of negotiations. The two-year agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2012, and will expire on June 30, 2014.
The 2012 annual AUPE Charity Golf Tournament was held on Aug. 18 at the Sandpiper Golf and Country Club near St. Albert, AB. The day included eighteen holes of golf for the participants, a fantastic dinner, and great prizes. The tournament raised $12,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Alberta. For a full gallery of photos, please click here
The Jasper Area Council held a pizza night social for AUPE members last Thursday. Members can reach their Area Council using the contacts on the website.
The Pay and Social Equity committee met with Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman on Aug. 23.
Monterey Place workers hold the line at their worksite well into the night on Aug. 23. The workers sometimes extend their picket line hours into the evening to greet the shift change. The members from Monterey will have been locked out for sixty days this weekend.
Saturday, Aug. 25, marks the 60th day of the Monterey Place lockout in northeast Calgary. The 90 members of AUPE Local 048, Chapter 006 will mark two months of solidarity on Sunday, Aug. 26 with a potluck lunch, and all AUPE members are invited to come out and show their support.