EDMONTON – A significant deal has been reached between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association for members who work hard every day improving the lives of new Canadians.
A new collective agreement has been ratified between the County of Northern Lights and its employees, represented by Local 118/010 of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
The Local 050 council met at AUPE headquarters on Feb. 13 for a regular meeting. Local 050 represents employees of the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission.
AUPE is advising all members who are part of the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that the union has no involvement in recent focus groups that have been conducted regarding the plan.
Members informed AUPE that the focus groups have primarily discussed the reduction of benefits from the pension plan. This narrow type of consultation is typically used to create the illusion of consensus about a controversial topic.
Employees of the Town of Bonnyville ratified a new collective agreement in a vote on Jan. 22. The four-year agreement, expiring Dec. 31, 2016, was achieveded over the course of a short, positive round of bargaining.
AUPE’s Alberta Innovates Technology Futures bargaining committee met at union headquarters Jan. 9 in Edmonton to prepare for upcoming negotiations with their employer. Their current collective agreement expires March 31, 2013.
Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that a tentative agreement between AUPE and the Town of Bonnyville was reached on Jan. 3, after a fairly uneventful round of bargaining. Improvements will be realized over the course of the agreement.
AUPE President Guy Smith (centre left) and Strathcona County mayor Linda Osinchuk (centre right) along with members of both parties bargaining teams met at Sherwood Park city hall Nov. 5 to sign a collective bargaining agreement between AUPE and Strathcona County reached in August. AUPE represents more than 200 Strathcona County employees.
Four bargaining committee members from Local 118/109, which represents employees of Alberta Terminals, a part of Cargill, met at AUPE headquarters on Oct. 30 for bargaining preparation. One member of the team attended by conference call.
Members of Local 118 Chapter 008 have ratified a four-year collective agreement with their employer, Mackenzie County in the northwest corner of Alberta.
The four-year agreement, ratified by the membership on Oct. 17 at a vote in La Crete, includes the following highlights:
• Wage increases of 4 per cent in the first year and 3.25 per cent in each of the remaining three years of the contract.
• A $1.50-per-hour market adjustment to the Equipment Operator (I and II) classification.
• A boot allowance increase to $200.
A draft copy of the new collective agreement will be made available shortly.
If you have any questions, please contact any member of your bargaining committee:
Terry Agoto, AUPE Staff Negotiator
780-930-3346 or toll-free 1-800-232-7284 (press 1)