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Direct Impact

Welcome to the Winter 2020 edition of Direct Impact
 
This is the first digital issue of AUPE’s Direct Impact magazine. While the format may be different from the print edition you’re used to, the kind of stories we’re telling about our union, our workplaces and our issues stays the same.
 
In this edition, we focus on fighting back. Our jobs are under attack. Our wages are under attack. Our pensions are under attack. Our right to bargain fair contracts is under attack. The vital services we provide are under attack.
 
What do we do when we’re under attack? Stand up. Fight back.
 
We look at these attacks and how AUPE members are leading the drive for direct action.

We give you the latest news on wage arbitration and the beginning of bargaining for new collective agreements. We know working short is a major issue for many and we give you tools to report problems so we can advocate for changes.

Let us know what you think of this edition of Direct Impact and email us with your story ideas at editor@aupe.org.

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Apr 11, 2018

The War on Minimum Wage

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Do the arguments against a higher minimum wage hold water or are they yet another refrain designed to keep profits in the pockets of highly paid CEOs?

Jan 04, 2018

No More Targets

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_Addressing harassment and bullying in the workplace_
By Mariam Ibrahim, Communications Staff

When people think about bullying, they probably envision a mea

Jan 04, 2018

A Long Road

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_More than two years later, AHS General Support Services employees finally have a deal_
By Mariam Ibrahim, Communications Staff

More than 23,000 General Sup

Jan 04, 2018

Help Wanted

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_With employers reluctant to cough up necessary information, AUPE members will play a crucial role in creating Essential Services Agreements_
By Mariam Ibrahim

Jan 04, 2018

Under Pressure

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_Will the Supreme Court's Jordan decision finally move governments to properly fund a justice system bursting at the seams?_
By Mariam Ibrahim, Communications

Jan 04, 2018

A Hard Turn Right

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_Alberta’s political roller coaster takes another wild ride_
By Mariam Ibrahim, Communications Staff

With the nails in the coffins of Alberta’s two main con

Jan 04, 2018

Fighting for Pharmacare

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_Unions and health advocates have set their sights on a national prescription drug plan_
By Merryn Edwards, Communications Staff

Have you ever worried about