Convention 2013

  • September 22 Voting Day

    On September 22nd is your chance to come out and vote for the new tentative agreement. Please encourage and bring a co-worker with you. This is your chance to voice and show your support and right to vote.

    Below is a list of times and locations of the voting stations, If you have any other questions on the new contract there will be AUPE Local 52 Council members manning the stations that will have highlights and can answer questions, a copy of the tentative agreement is on the website on the home page near the top and was sent out to all the members via email on the AUPE-L mailing list.

    Science Theaters Foyer
    06:00  - 18:00

    Kinesiology Atrium
    06:00  - 16:30

    HRIC Atrium
    06:00  - 17:00

    Kannanaskis

    08:00  - 09:00

    Spy Hill

    10:30  - 13:00

    Down Town Campus
    08:30  - 10:30

    Physical Plant
    11:30  - 13:00

    Olympic Volunteer Center
    13:30  - 14:30

    Edmonton HQ

    08:30 - 16:30


     

  • Tentative Agreement (TA) information sessions

    Hello Local 52,

    Today Wednesday September 9th we are in Kinesiology (KN) with the
    Electronic Grey Card
    updating program. We will be in the hallway asking for you to update your
    information with
    AUPE. Please stop by and say hi. 08:30a.m.-4:30p.m. (16:30).

    Today September 9th will be our Tentative Agreement (TA) information
    sessions on Main Campus.
    12:00-1:00p.m. (13:00) EEEL161
    9:00p.m.-10:00p.m. (21:00-22:00) ST 143

    Tomorrow September 10th we will be in HRIC Atrium from 08:30-4:30p.m.
    (16:30) for the Electronic Grey Card updating so be sure to stop by and
    see us there.

    As well tomorrow September 10th we will hold the Foothills Campus TA
    information sessions in Theatre Three.
    12:00-1:00p.m. (13:00)
    9:00p.m.-10:00p.m. (21:00-22:00)

    Voting for the Tentative Agreement will be held Tuesday September 22nd.
    Details to follow.

    Hope to see you there.
    Kevin Barry
    Your Local 52 Chair
    Your Local Bargaining Committee Chair


  • Bargaining Tentative Agreement

    Hello Local 52,

    On August 24th we met with the Employer and were able to sign a Tentative Agreement. (TA)
    Information sessions are planned for the following dates and locations.

    Main Campus
    Wednesday September 9th 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. (12:00-13:00) EEEL 161
    Wednesday September 9th 9:00p.m.-10:00p.m. (21:00-22:00) ST 143

    Foothills Campus
    Thursday September 10th 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. (12:00-13:00) Theatre 3
    Thursday September 10th 09:00p.m.-10:00p.m. (21:00-22:00) Theatre 3

    Below is a summary of the major highlights of the agreement but does not give all the
    changes which are incorporated in the new Collective Agreement. (CA)

    Attached is the full CA for you to look at. It will have strike throughs of things that have changed and
    bolding as well. No need to worry it is left in to help see the changes in the agreement.

    Space is limited in EEEL 161 but was the only large room available at the time we needed.

    Voting is planned to take place on Tuesday September 22nd. Please stay tuned for further
    information regarding this.

    On behalf of your Local 52 Bargaining Committee
    Kevin Barry

    Summary of Tentative Agreement *

    2%, 2.25%, and 2.25% across the board salary increases over 3 year term April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2018 *

    One-time 1% lump sum payment in exchange for the reduction of the annual merit increment from 3.25% to 3.0% *

    Introduce a mid-year re-evaluation for those who have had the increment withheld *

    Increase weekend premiums by $0.25 upon ratification to $1.50 , and $0.25 to $$1.75 effective April 1, 2016 *

    Increase shift differential premiums by $0.25 to $2.00 upon ratification *

    Increase caps of benefit premium contributions for extended health by $3 single and $7 family, dental by $3 single and $7 family. *

    Employees with 16 consecutive years of service completed will now qualify for five (5) weeks of vacation per year *

    Reduce appointment time with pay from 2.5 hours to 2 hours and confirm that medical information will be strictly confidential that shall be kept separate from any central HR file (Staff Wellness) *

    Increase paid union leave for the Chief Steward by an additional two days/week. Now will be five (5) days/week. *

    Separate the Collective Agreement into three parts (Part A Common, Part B Operating and Part C Fixed Term) to clarify what terms apply to each group *

    Incorporate language committing to a respectful and harassment-free workplace * Introduce an informal step in the grievance process to promote early resolutions *

    Electronic bulletin boards in six (6) locations for Union communication


  • BBQ 50/50 winners

    Hello Local 52,

    Well we had two very successful events once again. The weather did not let
    us down which we always appreciate.

    We collected 6 bins of food for the Campus Food Bank.
    We collected $264.60 in donations for the Campus Food Bank.
    Amazing generosity once again from our Local 52 Membership.

    Now here are the number for the 50/50 you have been looking for.

    Main Campus collected $767.00 of which 1/2 goes to the winner $383.50.
    White Ticket 2334342
    Contact Kevin Barry at the Union office to claim your prize. 220-4042

    Foothills Campus collected $177.00 of which 1/2 goes to the winner $88.50.
    Yellow Ticket 648762
    Contact Justin Huseby at the Foothills Campus for your prize. 220-2442

    A cheque on behalf of the Local will be going to the Campus food bank for a
    total of $736.60.

    Please watch our website for updated information on issues that may affect
    you, events
    that we are having, and communications from your Local. Please watch the
    AUPE website
    to keep up to date what is happening with your Union.

    Kevin Barry
    Your Local 52 Chair
    http://local052.aupe.ca/
    http://www.aupe.org/


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BBQ's 50/50 prize winners

Hello Local 52,

Well we had two very successful events once again. The weather did not let
us down which we always appreciate.

We collected 6 bins of food for the Campus Food Bank.
We collected $264.60 in donations for the Campus Food Bank.
Amazing generosity once again from our Local 52 Membership.

Now here are the number for the 50/50 you have been looking for.

Main Campus collected $767.00 of which 1/2 goes to the winner $383.50.
White Ticket 2334342
Contact Kevin Barry at the Union office to claim your prize. 220-4042

Foothills Campus collected $177.00 of which 1/2 goes to the winner $88.50.
Yellow Ticket 648762
Contact Justin Huseby at the Foothills Campus for your prize. 220-2442

A cheque on behalf of the Local will be going to the Campus food bank for a
total of $736.60.

Please watch our website for updated information on issues that may affect
you, events
that we are having, and communications from your Local. Please watch the
AUPE website
to keep up to date what is happening with your Union.

Kevin Barry
Your Local 52 Chair
http://local052.aupe.ca/
http://www.aupe.org/


Convention 2013

October 17 marked the start of AUPE’S 37th Annual Convention in Edmonton. The theme for the 37th annual convention was “we’re stronger when we work together”

“Together we will make sure we continue to move forward, grow stronger, and take on the issues we need to,” Smith told the nearly 1,100 delegates, life members and observers at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Speaking later, Smith added: “Services Albertans count on every day – from post-secondary education to seniors care and beyond – are systematically being dismantled by the Redford government. It is an attack, the likes of which we haven’t seen in years. We will be there to defend those services, stand up for Albertans and hold the government to its promises.”

Day one included the nomination for president, secretary –treasurer and the 6 Vice presidents positions. The evening activities included the bear pit in which each candidate had a chance to express their point of views and answer questions from delegates.

Day 2 started earl with all delegates each representing a 100 people voting for the highest elected positions in AUPE.  There were 833 delegates that were eligible to vote and 818 voted. In order to be elected the nomine had to receive at least 410 votes.

Guy smith was once again elected for a 3rd term as president with 687 votes to Lorrine Ellis 131 votes.

Former Vice-President Jason Heistad was elected as the new Executive Secretary-Treasurer with 457 votes to 361 for Bill Dechant

Five of the six incumbent Vice-Presidents were re-elected. They are: Glen Scott with 690 votes, Erez Raz 676 votes, Karen Weiers 651 votes, Susan Slade 508 votes and Carrie-Lynn Rusznak 488 votes.

Joining them is Mike Dempsey 530 votes, a long-time AUPE member and forest ranger with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

Those not elected were Jaime Urbina 341 votes, Shamanth Cooray 309 votes, Todd Ross 70 votes, Tonya Malo 223 votes, Danielle McMillan 161 votes and Pervis Fisher 61 votes.

The new Executive Committee will serve a two-year term.

The afternoon of day 2 concluded with a Rally at the Alberta legislature which was to help rally support to fight against the post-secondary cuts, stop the closure of long term care beds throughout Alberta, stopping the proposed changes to out pension plans and the contracting out lab services in the hospitals in the Edmonton area.

“Convention sets AUPE’s agenda for the coming year,” said AUPE President Guy Smith. “Delegates from every local and chapter in the union review financial records, vote on our annual budget, hear reports from committees and vote on resolutions that set the direction for the next 12 months.”

There was tons of debate on the floor and several important resolutions passed/or not passes. These included

1.       All of AUPE’s current standing committees remain instead of getting combined as proposed into a smaller committee structure.

2.       To lobby and confront the Governments actions to destroy both the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) and Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)

3.       To push for language to be placed in the upcoming contract for all sectors to help prevent workers from bullying, harassment and violence. As well as to improve OH&S code

4.       To pressure government to look and make public the expenses to contract out jobs that are currently AUPE members


The other thing to note is that several of the resolution never made it to the floor to be discussed. It is and ongoing issue every year and only make it clear that we need to extend convention for another day to get all of the resolutions to the floor and voted on.


JP Arsenault

Vice Chair