Negotiation June update

  • Local 52 Cares About You!

    Spread the word! We're hosting an event exclusive to AUPE members on January 25th (Foothills campus), and January 31st/February 2nd (Main Campus), with free giveaways, refreshments, and de-stressing activities. Bring your colleagues and learn more about services and resources available to AUPE members. 

    You work hard. Let us treat you to a relaxing break over your lunch hour!

    Please bring your AUPE membership card or your AUPE member number to enter the event. If you're not sure what your AUPE member number is, simply call AUPE's Headquarters at 1-800-232-7284. 

    *Did You Know? Your membership card can get you amazing discounts across the province! 

  • CAC Labour Day Classic - Football!

    Calgary Area Council is offering tickets to the Labour Day Classic Football Game on September 5th, 2016.  Exclusive to Calgary Area AUPE membership! #whateverittakes

    Tickets for the first 1000 are $33/ea (includes at $10 concession voucher!).  Ticket requests beyond the first 1000 will be sold at $53/ea.  Sales end July 31st or when sold out (whichever comes first).

    You may request your tickets HERE.  

    You will be contacted following your form submission to connect with either Jessica Daigle ( or Donald Walker ( Cash will be collected before your ticket can be confirmed.  These requests will be based on first come first served (provide cash and your ticket is reserved).

    Should you prefer to mail in your request you may send your order to:  

    Margina Hoffman, Chinook PO Box 30081, Calgary, AB  T2H 2V8

  • Bill 4: Know Your Bargaining Rights

    Brothers and Sisters,

    You may have heard about the implementation of Bill 4 (Essential Services Legislation) that will have an impact on bargaining rights.

    Learn more by attending one of the Town Halls that AUPE has organized for us.  CLICK HERE for more information about when and where the Town Halls will be held.

    Know Your Bargaining Rights!

  • Cineplex Ticket Sales at the U of C! LIMITED!

    Use the following form to place your order for Cineplex tickets:

    Tickets are $7/ea (huge savings!)

    LIMIT of 10 tickets per member.

    For any questions please contact OR

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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

Negotiation June update

Hello Local 52,

Well it is with heavy hearts that we send out this update with the news of the passing of Leslie Potter one of your negotiating team. Leslie passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 5th. Our condolences go out to her Family, Friends, and Colleagues as they deal with the sudden loss. Know that our thoughts are with you. Remember to use Leslie's
name in your stories to keep her alive in your hearts and thoughts.
Leslie was a key part of our team and her intelligence, wit, and extremely caring nature will be missed by the negotiating team. Leslie was on the negotiating team for the second time, where her dedication and caring for the Membership of Local 52 was always evident in her input with the team. Leslie was also a Local Council Member for many years and represented the Local on many,many University and Local Committees. We know Leslie will be cheering us on to continue our negotiations with her dedication and care. Leslie you will be missed.

Now the following does not seem nearly as important but I will give the update as Leslie would want us to move forward
and inform the Membership of our progress.

Your negotiating team has also made a change as Robin Fisher is on a secondment with AUPE working as an MSO (Member Service Officer) and has been doing so for a few months. Robin will continue to fill cover off over the summer vacation with AUPE which is expected to last into October. (I think) So your team has added J.P. Arsenault to the negotiating team in her absence. JP is a welcome addition with his many, many years experience as a Union Steward and on Local Council as Past Vice Chair as well as Committee work. Welcome J.P. and we appreciate you being able to commit to the team which started for him onJune 29th and 30th.

Your negotiating team met once again on June 2nd,3rd and 29th with the Employer and again as a team on June 30th. We continue to make great progress on non monetary issues and are progressing with signing off many more of the open articles. Once again I will list below the Articles which are considered "Signed Off" so you are able to see where we stand at this stage.

Your team did receive a full monetary proposal from the Employer which the team is currently reviewing to bring counter proposals to the Employer. As the proposals represent a complete package we have given a verbal response to the Employers position and will prepare a full response for the Employer when we meet next July 15th,16th,17th. (Yes today!) Once we have had a chance to review the full package of Monetary issues and after we meet this week I will give a full account of the proposals that were presented to us.

Your team has been pleased with the progress we have made in our meetings in June and have a full expectation of making great progress with our meetings this week. We are extremely hopeful to be able to come to a full agreement in the near future with the progress we have made this far. Once again below are the article signed off.

On behalf of the Bargaining Committee
Kevin Barry
Chair Local 52 Bargaining Committee

Link to your Local website:
Link on the AUPE website:
Linkto your collective agreement:

Below are the Articles and Letters of Understanding (LOU) we have Signed Off to date.

Article 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,19,22,23,24,26,27,30,31,32,34,37,38,39,41,43,44,46,47,48,49,50,52,53
LOU 1,2,3,4,7,8,12,13,1415,17 LOU 18 (New)
Schedule B

I think next time it would be easier to make a list of what is left open after I just spent the time listing all of those.

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