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AUPE Members Fight Back!

AUPE members and our supporters are standing up for all Albertans. We’re fighting for our public services, our wages, and our rights. The government is going to hear the loud, proud, united voice of working Albertans. Join us!

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AUPE Members Fight Back!

AUPE members rally at Devon Hospital

5,900

That’s how many AUPE positions the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services want to cut.

This is just the UCP government’s latest and most devastating attack on working Albertans.

  • June 2019: the government broke our contracts with Bill 9, which delayed wage arbitration for thousands of public sector workers, including 65,000 AUPE members. Now the government is asking for AUPE members to take a 2% wage cut.
  • September 2019: the Blue Ribbon Report recommends cuts to public services, privatizing even more health care, and back-to-work legislation if workers were to strike against these attacks.
  • October 2019: the government attacks our pensions with Bill 22.

Now we’re seeing the effects of the the UCP’s first job-killing budget, which led to the massive layoffs that were just announced and will also affect other unions like the United Nurses of Alberta and Health Science Association of Alberta.

But the workers aren’t going to take it.

AUPE members and our supporters have been preparing for this fight since the UCP took office this spring.

We’ve organized information picket protests across the province and held numerous rallies to show our strength and let the government know we will not back down.

If it’s a fight this government wants, it’s a fight they’ll get. We’re all in this together, and only together will we overcome.

Join us. Show your solidarity with your fellow Albertans.

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Information Picket Schedule

AUPE President Guy Smith speaks to members at an info picket

Tuesday, December 17 in Edmonton

Where: Neil Crawford Centre, 6950 113 St., Edmonton

When: 4:30PM - 6PM, Tuesday, Dec. 17

Contact: Marcia O'Connor 780-497-9926

All AUPE members and our supporters are invited to join this info-picket on their non-work time.

 

Want to organize a safe and legal info-picket at your worksite? Contact AUPE's Organizers to get started.

AUPE staff contact
AUPE staff contact

Organizing

The Organizing department assists members with bargaining, mobilization, political campaigns and engagement--contact if you're interested in joining AUPE.

Phone780-930-3300

Toll-free phone1-800-232-7284

Up to 5,900 AUPE positions to be laid off, GOA and AHS tell AUPE

AUPE President Guy Smith speaks to members at an info picket at the University of Calgary

This is devastating news to our members and to all Albertans who rely on public services.

Stay strong. Support each other. Get ready to fight.

Read the full member update here.

Bill 22 Attacks our Pensions

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The UCP government is attacking pensions, but we're going to show the government they can't mess with our money.

Here's what you need to know.

The UCP's Job-Killing Budget

Alberta Budget 2019

Finance Minister Travis Toews is calling it a surgical approach to cuts. But no matter how you slice it, the government is giving away billions to big businesses and making Albertans pay for it. The budget made clear how we’ll have to pay: With job losses and underfunded, understaffed public services.

Read the full member update here.

Bill 9 Basics

AUPE members gather at a Fight Back rally at the Alberta Legislature Building.

Bill 9 was the UCP's first attack against working Albertans. Bill 9 broke our contracts and delayed wage arbitration for 65,000 AUPE members and thousands more public sector employees.

But it also kicked off the Summer of Solidarity and the Fightback campaign.

Read all about Bill 9 here.

What You Can Do Now

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Talk to your coworkers

Ask them how they feel about the attacks on your jobs, your wages, your benefits, and your rights. Talk about taking action. Help your coworkers join the fight. Email organizing@aupe.com to start organizing an info-picket rally at your worksite.

Talk to your friends and family

Make sure the people you care about know why this fight is so important. Ask them if they think its fair the government gives billions to corporations but wage rollbacks to workers.

Stay up-to-date

Keep visiting aupe.org/fightback on your non-work device or computer during your non-work time and stay tuned in to our info-picket schedule. Follow AUPE's Facebook Page for news and updates.

Remember: refusing work as a form of formal protest can put you at risk.

Contact AUPE's Organizers

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Please contact AUPE's Organizers if you have questions at the number below or by emailing organizing@aupe.org

AUPE's Organizers will help you stay safe and protected while you fight back.

AUPE staff contact
AUPE staff contact

Organizing

The Organizing department assists members with bargaining, mobilization, political campaigns and engagement--contact if you're interested in joining AUPE.

Phone780-930-3300

Toll-free phone1-800-232-7284

Join the Fight