Queens Bench Right to Strike

  • 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! http://www.aupe.org/my-aupe/member/discounts/ 

  • 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 (jessica.daigle2@gmail.com) or Donald Walker (walkerdg@ucalgary.ca). 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:  http://goo.gl/forms/9WaF1hKvgh

    Tickets are $7/ea (huge savings!)

    LIMIT of 10 tickets per member.

    For any questions please contact caclocal52@gmail.com OR 52stew@ucalgary.ca

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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

Queens Bench Right to Strike

Court of Queen’s Bench rules Alberta labour laws violate Charter of Rights

Posted April 02, 2015 in Union Updates, Bills 45 and 46

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled that two provincial labour laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and has given the government one year to fix them.

Justice D.R.G. Thomas ruled that Section 96 of the Labour Relations Code and Section 70 of the Public Service Employee Relations Act – both of which take away the right to strike for tens of thousands of public-sector workers — violate the Charter.

Justice Thomas gave the government until April 1, 2016 to rewrite the offending sections.

“This is a significant victory for working people in this province,” said Jason Heistad, executive-secretary treasurer with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which challenged the legislation. “For too long, thousands of Albertans have been denied a fundamental right in labour relations. This ruling will help fix that injustice.”

The Alberta decision comes in the wake of a January Supreme Court of Canada ruling that stuck down essential-services legislation in Saskatchewan which severely limited public employees’ right to strike. In that case, Patrick Nugent, AUPE’s legal counsel, argued in support of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, which had challenged that province’s laws.

“The Saskatchewan ruling brought into question Alberta’s legislation, some of which dates back to the 1970s,” said Nugent. “The Alberta Court’s ruling recognizes that Alberta’s broad prohibitions on the right to strike of public sector employees could not stand.”

AUPE had challenged the Labour Relations Code and Public Service Employee Relations Act provisions in the context of its challenge to Bill 45, the Public Sector Services Continuation Act , which restricted Albertans’ freedom of association and imposed draconian fines on anyone connected with an illegal strike. The repeal of Bill 45 left only the issue of the no-strike provisions to be addressed and those have now been struck down.

For more information, contact:
Patrick Nugent, AUPE legal counsel: (780) 439-3232(780) 439-3232
Andrew Hanon, AUPE communications: (780) 932-7644(780) 932-7644

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