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Constructive discussions underway

Update for Local 118 Chapter 020, Special Areas Board

May 27, 2024

Collaborating for future progress

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On May 14 and 15, our negotiating team engaged in crucial bargaining sessions with the employer. 
We held constructive discussions centered on several key articles to address the concerns our members highlighted in the survey. While the employer has shown a willingness to collaborate, we must remain vigilant to secure the best possible outcome.
We made progress on numerous fronts:

  • Articles 3, 10, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 33 were refined with minor housekeeping changes.
  • We signed off on Articles 6, 9, 11, 27, and 32, enhancing the language for clarity and improvement.

The respectful and positive atmosphere at the bargaining table was encouraging. The employer’s genuine interest in thoroughly reviewing our proposals, without outright rejections, signals a shift towards cooperation and finding common ground.
Your continued support and participation are crucial. Your solidarity underscores our commitment to achieving meaningful improvements in our collective agreement.

Next meetings – wear red June 24-26

Our next bargaining meetings are scheduled for June 24-26, 2024. Wear red on these days to show your support!
Take wear-red selfies with your coworkers, send them to to be shared on AUPE’s social media

Urgent Bargaining Town Halls 

AUPE’s Time for Action bargaining town halls are happening throughout June and all members are invited. Please visit the town hall website for details on the town hall nearest you. 

You will also receive email invitations, shareable posters, and timely reminders to ensure everyone has the chance to attend. All AUPE members are encouraged to join these urgent town halls. 

Please contact a member of your negotiating team if you have any questions. 


Paulette Gillespie 

Craig Wright 

Vern Thuroo 


Christian Tetreault, Negotiations  

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