Understanding Bill 46

  • 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
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to keep up to date what is happening with your Union.

Kevin Barry
Your Local 52 Chair

Understanding Bill 46

Bill 46 applies to AUPE direct government employee bargaining unit of 21,600 employees. AUPE’s contract expired on March 31, 2013. AUPE and the Government of Alberta had agreed to binding arbitration to settle their contract. The bill removes AUPE’s right to arbitration, ending the process the parties had begun.
Key points

  • AUPE and the government had agreement on an arbitrator and arbitration dates scheduled in February. AUPE offered arbitration dates in the last week of November, but the government said it was not available.
  • Bill 46 strips AUPE of its right to the arbitration process for this collective agreement.
  • Bill 46 imposes a wage settlement of 0%,0%,1%,1% over four years, with a lump sum payment of $875 in the second year. This is identical to a government wage offer presented to the union on November 22.
  • The government says AUPE can attempt to negotiate a settlement by January 31, 2014, with the option for cabinet to extend that date to March 31, 2014.
  • If an agreement is not imposed by either deadline, the bill extends the existing collective agreement until 2017, with wage adjustments of 0%, 0%, 1%, 1% and a lump sum payment of $875 in the second year.
  • The Public Service Employee Relations acts forbids government employees from going on strike. The Lougheed government’s rationale in 1977 was that binding arbitration was a fair substitute for the removal of the right to strike.
  • The following are some of Minister Leitch’s Comments on second reading of Bill 41, The Public Service Employees on May 10, 1977:
  • “If they are not to have the right strike, in fairness to them we must provide a system for resolving labour relations issues that is not only fair but is seen to be fair by them.
  • “Mr. Speaker. I’ll conclude by simply saying it is our intention to provide in Bill 41 the fairest possible labour relations system for employees of Alberta short of providing them with the right to withdraw services or strike. In that I believe we have succeeded, and for that reason I believe Bill 41 warrants the support of the members of the Assembly.” (Click here to download the Hansard from 1977 – quotation on page 1249.)
  • AUPE has not had to resort to arbitration in collective bargaining for over 30 years.
  • AUPE will call a meeting of its Government Services Bargaining Committee before deciding its next steps.



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