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Hello Local 52,

It's time to send out another bargaining update.

Our Collective Agreement (CA) expired on March 31st 2018. For those who may be wondering, the current CA remains in effect (see Article 56.01).

Since my last message on March 1st, the Bargaining Committee has reviewed the results of our survey. The team would like to thank all those who participated and provided their thoughts. The response was amazing – we had just over 1,000 responses (almost double the responses from our last bargaining survey three years ago). You provided us with a lot of great information that helps us ensure that we’re headed in the right direction.

Your Bargaining Committee has had four days of bargaining with the employer to date – April 23rd & 24th, and May 28th & 29th. The Union presented the employer with a full proposal on April 23rd (indicating which articles we wanted to review, make changes to, or leave alone). You will find more detailed information below regarding our initial proposal, the Employer’s proposals, and the progress that has been made so far. You will see which articles of the Collective Agreement have been “opened” for negotiation, as well as those that remained “closed” (i.e. no changes). Some articles have been “signed off as amended”, which means that the Union and the employer have come to an agreement on proposed changes. You will not see details of any proposals while we are in negotiations, only the current status of the articles.

Remember that the negotiations will continue until an agreement is signed and ratified by both parties: the University and you, the membership.

Ingoing “Schedule A” Salary Proposals:

Union Proposal: April 2018 – 2.5% April 2019 – 3.0% April 2020 – 3.5% (3-year term)

Employer Proposal: April 2018 - 0.0% April 2019 - 0.0% (2-year term)

Articles that have been opened (by one or both parties):

Articles:1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, OP2, OP18, OP22, OP29, OP40, FT2, FT18, FT29, FT40 Schedules: A Letters of Understanding (LOU): LOU #1, LOU #3, LOU #5, LOU #7, LOU #OP1, LOU #OP2, LOU #OP3, LOU #OP4, LOU #OP5, LOU #OP6, LOU #OP7, LOU #OP8

Articles that are signed off as current (i.e. closed, no change):

Articles: 4, 5, 8, 12, 21, 23, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 49, 52, 57, OP38, OP39, OP43, OP49, FT38 Schedules: B, Letters of Understanding (LOU): LOU #2, LOU #4, LOU #OP8

Articles that are signed off as amended:

Articles: 11, 37, 53, OP44 Letters of Understanding (LOU): LOU# 6, LOU #OP6

Articles that are signed off as removed (i.e. will no longer be in the CA):

Letters of Understanding (LOU): LOU #7, LOU #8

Your Bargaining Committee has also proposed a number of new articles and Letters of Understanding that are not numbered as of yet. Once they are ‘signed off’, I will list them with the proposed new number for the Collective Agreement.

As you may have noticed, many of the articles in the CA have been opened. That may be partially due to changes in legislation (both provincially and federally) that require changes to the CA. We hope to continue to make progress in the next meetings with the employer, and I will be sending out updates after each bargaining session so you will have up to date information as we move forward.

Upcoming bargaining dates: June 21 & 22 July 17 & 18 August 27 & 28 September 13 & 14

Your Bargaining Team: Dale Perry (AUPE staff negotiator) Kevin Barry (Chair, Local 52) – Committee Chair Peter Byrne (Chief Steward, Local 52) – Committee Vice Chair Barb McCutcheon (Chair, Chapter 3) – Committee member Kari Coleman (Vice Chair, Chapter 3) – Committee member Justin Huseby (Treasurer, Local 52) – Committee member Renata Gordon – (Vice Chair, Local 52) – 1st Alternate

In solidarity,

Kevin Barry Chair, Local 52 Chair, Local 52 Bargaining Committee chairlocal052@aupe.ca Local 52 Website: http://local052.aupe.ca/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AUPELocal52/

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Hello Local 52,

Once again, it's time to start talking about bargaining.

Our Collective Agreement (CA) expires on March 31st 2018. I am sure you may be wondering what that means for you. The current CA will remain in effect until such time as we have a new agreement that has been ratified through a vote by our membership.

Collective bargaining has one major change in the Province of Alberta. Under new legislation (known as Bill 4) we now have the legal right to strike (https://www.aupe.org/news/the-right-to-strike/). What does this mean for you? This change brings Alberta in line with the rest of the country, and represents one more bargaining chip at the negotiation table when it comes to collective bargaining. If necessary, you may need to use your new found legal right if you feel you are not getting what you believe to be fair. There have also been several changes to the Employment Standards Code that will have implications on our CA (https://www.alberta.ca/employment-standards-changes.aspx). I encourage you to read through the changes as well as read through your CA if you have not already to see how your work environment should be operating.

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce your Bargaining Team:
Dale Perry (AUPE staff negotiator)
Kevin Barry (Chair, Local 52) – Committee Chair
Peter Byrne (Chief Steward, Local 52) – Committee Vice Chair
Barb McCutcheon (Chair, Chapter 3) – Committee member
Kari Coleman (Vice Chair, Chapter 3) – Committee member
Justin Huseby (Treasurer, Local 52) – Committee member
Renata Gordon – (Vice Chair, Local 52) – 1st Alternate
Frank Snow (Chair, Chapter 2) – 2nd Alternate
Jennifer McCarty (Chair, Chapter 1) – 3rd Alternate
Colin Branner (Local 52 Council Rep, Chapter 4) – 4th Alternate
JP Arsenault (Local 52 Council Rep, Chapter 2) – 5th Alternate

This full group has been meeting since December to get ready for the upcoming round of negotiations with our Employer (which we believe will begin in April). We have met on five occasions as a team and on January 22nd, we had our first meeting with Dale Perry, our negotiator from AUPE. Moving forward, the core committee members (as well as the First Alternate) will continue to work with our AUPE negotiator to prepare a proposal for the employer. Our assigned AUPE Membership Services Officer, Blaine VandeKerKhove, has also been involved on numerous occasions as he looks after all Grievances in our Local and has a valuable perspective on issues we deal with on a regular basis. Blaine will continue to give us input as we prepare. Future Bargaining Committee meetings are scheduled as follows:
• March 6th (Core committee)
• March 7th (Core committee)
• March 8th (Core committee)
• March 22nd (with AUPE negotiator)
• March 23rd (with AUPE negotiator)

Complete the Bargaining Survey! - Open March 1st to March 15th 
Every time we enter into bargaining with the employer, we need to hear from our membership about the issues they’re facing. You should receive an email from AUPE’s Headquarters with the survey link today, and we’ve included it at the bottom of this email as well in case AUPE does not have your email address on file. We’ll also be sending the link to the survey out via letter mail, and a link to the survey will also be on our website. Please take the time to give us feedback to help us develop an agreement that reflects our members’ needs. We have attached a helpful document to help you prepare to answer the survey with all of your relevant information regarding your position with the University (note: you may need to call the Integrated Service Centre to find out some of your information before starting the survey). 

At the end of the survey, there will be a link to update your information with AUPE. I encourage you do fill it out with your personal email address to ensure we are able to communicate with you effectively throughout the bargaining process, as well as in the event of any labour action. If you’re receiving this message, you are subscribed to our AUPE-l mailing list used by our Local on the University’s mailman service.

Complete the Bargaining Survey now: https://www.aupe.org/uofc2018/ 

In solidarity,

Kevin Barry
Chair, Local 52
Chair, Local 52 Bargaining Committee

Local 52 Website: http://local052.aupe.ca/ 
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Welcome to AUPE (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees), Local 052 (University of  Calgary).

We represent approximately 5000 support staff who are employed with the University of Calgary.

Local 052 is part of the Education Sector of AUPE.

We have members located throughout the Province of Alberta, primarily at six locations: 

  • Central Campus
  • Foothills Campus
  • Spy Hill Campus
  • Downtown Campus
  • Barrier Lake (Kananaskis) Research Station
  • Priddis Observatory
  • Edmonton & other satellite academic/research locations
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Mission Statement

Mission Statement of AUPE Local 52:
Local 52 will play a leadership role at the University of Calgary by:

negotiating for conditions, wages and benefits that promote a fair, safe, and rewarding work environment. defending the negotiated rights of our members building community through the principals of democracy, open communication and advocacy. recognizing that the interests of our members are interwoven with those of the University.

This Mission statement was passed by the AUPE Local 52 Council on Monday, April 7, 2003