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Bargaining reaches impasse, town halls to be held

Your bargaining committee reached an impasse in negotiations with the employer following our last round of negotiations on May 8 in Edmonton.

Unfortunately, there are several items, including health benefits, we are still far apart on. As a result, we will pursue an Essential Services Agreement (ESA). An ESA is required before legal job action can take place. It governs the terms of a strike or lockout in the event one should occur at AGLC. Once we have an ESA in place, we will seek a mediator to assist in moving bargaining forward.

Your committee will hold a series of town halls to provide members with important information:

• May 23, 2019 – Edmonton, AUPE HQ at 5 p.m.

• May 28, 2019 – Red Deer, AUPE regional office at noon

• May 28, 2019 – Stettler, Stettler Rec Centre at 6 p.m.

• May 29, 2019 – Calgary, AUPE regional office at 5 p.m.

It is IMPORTANT you attend. Food and beverages will be provided.

There will be a teleconferencing option available for the Edmonton and Calgary town hall dates for members who cannot make it to any of the town halls.

Dial-in number: 1-866-365-4409
Access code: 2544516

You may contact your bargaining committee members for further information.

AGLC BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:
Deb Coulas
Michael Croteau
Chad Goeree
Jennifer Clavette
Dave Klein
Chris Bielecki

AUPE RESOURCE STAFF:
Dale Perry Negotiator
1-800-232-7284 or d.perry@aupe.org
Dave Malka Organizer
1-800-232-7284 or d.malka@aupe.org
Tyler Bedford Communications
1-800-232-7284 or t.bedford@aupe.org