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Mobilizing for Bargaining and Beyond

Dozens of new rounds of collective agreement bargaining are opening in late 2019 and early 2020. To win good contracts, AUPE members need strong Negotiating Teams that will make a plan together with fellow workers to support them.

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Three daylong conferences for new Negotiating Teams

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This daylong conference will help you take action to get your co-workers involved, have organizing conversations to build relationships, and identify the union resources you can count on to succeed. 

This event is for Negotiating Team members and alternates, and for other members as designated by their Locals, who want to mobilize their fellow workers in support of bargaining...and beyond. Delegates selected to attend are expected to complete a short homework assignment and come prepared to participate in a series of engaging workshop activities. You will collaborate with others in your bargaining unit to plan actions in your workplace, and leave energized and confident in the ability of working people to get results at the negotiating table.

Where: Wingate by Wyndham, Edmonton
When: November 26 or 27 or 28 (see Sectors information below)
Who: Negotiating Team members, alternates, and other members designated by their Local
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 7, 2019
Apply to attend: Online via AUPE's online registration system

Three Sectors on Three Separate Days

Government Services and others – November 26
Private Health Care – November 27
Public Health Care – November 28 

Location and Accommodation

Meeting venue, and accommodation for delegates residing 100 km or more away:

Wingate by Wyndham, Edmonton
18220 – 100th Avenue

AUPE will cover the cost of shared double accommodation. Delegates may have the option to upgrade to single accommodation by paying the difference plus applicable fees.


AUPE is not organizing bus transportation for this event. Members will have to travel to the venue independently, as per the Member Explain Claim rules. Delegates are encouraged to car pool.

For further information

Please contact Katie Cheung at or 1-800-232-7284

Government Services and others – November 26, 2019 (1 day)

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If you are in Government Services, Municipalities, Boards & Agencies, or Emcon, please apply to attend Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Applicants will attend at HQ expense up to a maximum of three (in some cases, more), for the following bargaining units in this sector:

  • ATB Financial
  • Edmonton Immigration Services of Alberta
  • Emcon
  • GOA Master and Subs
  • Legal Aid Alberta
  • Saddle Hills County
  • Strathcona County
  • Town of Ponoka
  • Travel Alberta

Private Health Care – November 27, 2019 (1 day)

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If you are in Private Health Care, please apply to attend Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Applicants will attend at HQ expense up to a maximum of three (in some cases, more), for the following bargaining units in the Private Health Care sector:

  • AgeCare Ltd., Columbia Assisted Living
  • AgeCare Ltd., Valleyview
  • AgeCare Ltd., Waldon Heights ANC
  • AgeCare Ltd., Waldon Heights GSS
  • Bethany Care Society, Riverview ANC, Calgary
  • Bethany Nursing Home, Camrose Tri-Lodges
  • Bethany Nursing Home, Camrose Rosehaven LTC
  • Brazeau Foundation
  • Park Place Seniors Living, Hardisty Care ANC
  • Park Place Seniors Sprucewood and Villa Marguerite
  • Points West Living, Cold Lake
  • Points West Living, Lac La Biche
  • Points West Living, Stettler
  • Revera Inc., Churchill
  • Seasons Retirement Communities, Camrose
  • St. Elizabeth HC at Saint-Thomas Health Centre
  • St. Elizabeth HC, PWL Wetaskiwin
  • Well Being Services Ltd., Millrise

Public Health Care – November 28, 2019 (1 day)

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If you are in Public Health Care, please apply to attend Thursday, November 28, 2019

Applicants will attend at HQ expense up to a maximum of three (in the case of AHS , to a maximum of fifteen for both ANC and GSS), for the following bargaining units in the Public Health Care sector:

  • Covenant Care, Foyer Lacombe ANC and GSS, St. Albert
  • Covenant Care, St. Teresa Place, Calgary
  • Covenant Health ANC
  • Covenant Health GSS
  • Covenant Health, St. Therese Villa, Lethbridge
  • Lamont Health Care Centre ANC
  • Lamont Health Care Centre GSS