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Lethbridge College: In the middle of bargaining preparations

Update for Local 071 Chapter 001, Lethbridge College

Apr 25, 2024

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Bargaining survey coming soon

AUPE members across the province are preparing for the largest round of bargaining we have ever seen, and that includes members at Lethbridge College. What happens at our bargaining table will impact all post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

Your negotiating team will send you a bargaining survey on April 29. Please complete this survey by May 10.

We need to hear what matters to you. That’s how we bargain for what’s important. Please share your thoughts and priorities on the bargaining survey so that we can address these issues.

Update your contact information

Make sure you receive the survey and future bargaining updates. Ensure AUPE has your contact information at

If you update your email address after we have sent the survey, please contact a member of the negotiations team (listed below) for a hard copy. Everyone’s participation is critical.

Fall 2023 recap

On November 7, AUPE held a post-secondary bargaining conference in Calgary, where your negotiating team spent several days reviewing the bargaining process. We also reviewed Essential Service Agreements and began creating our bargaining survey.

We met with our negotiator, James Mitchell, on March 12 to review timelines and what we can expect in the upcoming year.

What to expect in 2024

The collective agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2024. Your team notified the employer of our intention to bargain on April 2.

Important dates

  • April 29: Survey will be emailed to all members;
  • May 10: Deadline to complete survey;
  • May 30 & 31: Your bargaining team will meet for survey review and non-monetary prep;
  • June 17 & 18: Negotiations open between AUPE and the Employer.

Remember your bargaining survey! Watch your inboxes and please complete it by May 10.

We have all suffered extreme financial pressures because of inflation and heavy workloads. With your help, we can improve our wages and working conditions at the bargaining table. We can win what we deserve if we all work together.

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


Kim Erasmus

Melinda Harder

Jill Siewert-Lemieux

Corbin Stewart


James Mitchell, Negotiator

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  • Bargaining updates


  • 071 - Colleges and School Divisions


  • Education

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