Membership Sectors

Government Services

All members of this sector are direct employees of the Government of Alberta.

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Government Services

Health Care

All members of this sector are employed in the health care field.

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All members in this sector are non-academic employees of universities, community colleges, technical institutions, and school boards across Alberta.

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Boards, Agencies & Local Government

Members work for quasi-independent boards set up by the government of Alberta, government agencies, municipal governments, banks, and a private grain-handling company.

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Boards, Agencies& Local Government

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Union News

Agreement reached at Edmonton Remand Centre

EDMONTON – As a result of increasingly frequent and vicious attacks on Correctional Peace Officers at the Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC), the officers instituted a lockdown Friday morning, resulting in inmates being confined to their cells for the day.

This lockdown continued as discussions took place between union representatives and worksite management, as well as with the office of Acting Justice Minister and Solicitor General Marlin Schmidt, to resolve the immediate threats to worker health and safety. An agreement was reached at 5:30 p.m., reflecting a satisfactory resolution.

Since the opening of the ERC, staff have voiced their concerns about officer safety. Because of facility design, a high number of inmates are able to congregate outside of their cells at the same time, thereby increasing the risk to both inmates and staff for injury or violence. The parties agreed Friday that inmates will be released on a rotational basis, reducing this risk.

It was further agreed that the parties will meet early next week with the ADM, correctional officers and OHS staff to discuss more of the longstanding workplace health and safety problems which these members frequently face at ERC.

The remand centre will return to normal operations as soon as possible.


For more information:

Guy Smith, AUPE president: 780-265-2294
Tyler Bedford, AUPE senior communications officer: 780-298-7626

Alberta's largest union holds annual Convention

EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) will hold its 41st annual Convention tomorrow where delegates, observers, life members, media, guests and staff will gather at the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton.

Media are invited to attend the three-day event, from Oct. 19 to 21.

“Every year AUPE Locals and Chapters choose delegates to speak for them on the Convention floor,” said AUPE President Guy Smith. “More than 1,000 delegates will join us from all over the province this year. It’s our largest gathering yet – a representative slice of an increasingly diverse membership.”

Representation will be at the top of everyone’s mind as the 2017 Convention also marks an election year.

Delegates will elect six union vice-presidents, one president and one executive secretary-treasurer for two-year terms when voting starts Friday morning.

“Convention is always an exciting time. Workers from different sectors come together, interests are consolidated, and the union’s agenda for the next year is debated and decided,” Smith adds.

“The fact delegates may elect new leaders of the union, adds to the excitement.”

Over the three days, delegates will also vote on resolutions to the union’s constitution, hear the year-end reports of AUPE’s 14 standing committees, review financial records and vote on the union’s upcoming annual budget.

“All of our decisions are made by and for the membership,” said Smith, “We’re very proud of our democratic process.”

AUPE represents more than 90,000 members in provincial government services, health care, education and boards, agencies and local governments.

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