About the WSWC Committee
The WSWC Committee comprises two members from each AUPE sector. Workload and working short issues affect staff in all industries. Our committee’s goals are to find out how they affect our members and other Albertans, and to develop a strategy for raising awareness about working short/workload issues in each sector, so we can tackle them together.
The responsibilities of the committee will include:
The committee has been tasked with developing a strategy/campaign to bring awareness to working short/workload issues, which affect workers like you daily, both physically and psychologically, and indirectly pose serious Occupation Health & Safety concerns. The WSWC committee will help our union respond to these problems at your jobs and hopefully affect change on other worksites across Alberta.
How you can help:
What are the next steps?
Using the data from both the new survey and the existing form, our WSWCC will be able to develop an awareness campaign.
Developing the Larger Research Study
The WSWCC will work with AUPE’s research staff to compile information the committee gathers from members on the frontlines over time to create multiple advocacy materials for members, the public, politicians and policy makers. These materials will include quantitative statistical data and members’ stories. This study is still in the early stages of its development.
Judy Prokopchuk– Chair – Local 040 – Health Care
Mike Dempsey – Local 012 – AUPE VP, COPA Committee Chair
James Hart - Local 002 - AUPE VP, OH&S Committee Chair
Dane Koster – Local 060 – Boards and Agencies
Jamie Simmons – Local 118 – Boards and Agencies
Christine Plettl – Local 001 – Government Services
Rob Poggemiller – Local 006 – Government Services
Catherine Sivasankar – Local 041 – Health Care
Lionel Pereira – Local 038 – Education
Peter Steward – Local 071 – Education