On May 15, hundreds gathered at the Alberta legislature to protest devastating cuts to disability services by the provincial government. Red Deer’s Michener Centre is one of the victims of the cuts. Thousands of petition signatures have come in asking the government to reverse its decision to evict vulnerable residents from their Michener home. Download the petition at www.keepmicheneropen.com.
Hundreds gathered at the Alberta legislature yesterday to protest the Redford government’s cuts to disability services.
RED DEER – The fight to keep the Michener Centre in Red Deer open for the 125 vulnerable individuals who have called it home for decades has collected more than 8,500 petition signatures since the petition campaign began just six weeks ago.
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees remains committed to the mediation process ordered by the Alberta Labour Relations Board to resolve a complaint the union filed in regard to threats of retribution at corrections worksites, which were contrary to the agreement secured by President Guy Smith. AUPE’s complaint rejects the government’s claims that no such agreement existed.
It is unfortunate that the government’s pleadings in response to AUPE’s complaint were improperly leaked to a reporter, as those pleadings are nothing more than unproven and untested allegations. The purpose of mediation is resolve the union’s complaint against the government privately. We remain committed to mediation, but if that process fails to resolve the complaint, AUPE is confident that the truth will come out after all parties’ claims are subjected to cross-examination.
In keeping with the spirit of the process established by the labour board, AUPE will not make any further public statements in regard to the claims made in the government’s pleading unless or until the mediation process evolves into a public hearing process.
EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is raising concerns after sweeping changes to legislation governing Children’s Services in Alberta was introduced without consulting the employees who provide the services.
Since the campaign to keep Michener open in Red Deer began, we have accomplished a lot together. Be proud of our achievements and be dedicated to continue the fight.
Members of AUPE Local 003 took to the phones to inform members of upcoming town hall meetings regarding current bargaining with the government.
AUPE’s General Services Bargaining Committee broke off direct negotiations with the Government of Alberta on May 2, after the employer tabled a completely unacceptable offer.
EDMONTON – Government Services Bargaining Committee members broke off collective agreement negotiations with the province yesterday, after employer representatives tabled a position that failed to address any union concerns.
Workers with Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE), held a solidarity rally for AUPE corrections officers yesterday to raise awareness to the health and safety issues faced at correctional facilities in Canada.