Alberta Union Of Provincial Employees Collective Agreement

AUPE is funded by all members who benefit from the benefits of a collective agreement and union representation. Each member pays 1.25% of their base salary to AUPE in the form of tax-deductible union levies (fees are not paid for overtime or bonuses). This sentence can only be changed by a two-thirds majority of delegates at the annual meeting. The democratically elected delegates sent to the Convention determine how AUPE money is spent. Between agreements, the State Committee controls expenses and financial statements are available to all members for on-demand verification. Membership continued to decline dramatically, to about 35,000 in 1995. The number of members of the public service increased from more than 32,000 in 1992 to only 18,000 in March 1998. AUPE was very close to bankruptcy. However, with the support of the affiliated unions, the union was able to honour its salaries and wage a vigorous campaign against the government`s agenda. However, the decisions of the Convention still had to be approved by the government, as the union was active under the Corporations Act.

That changed on November 17, 1977, when the AUPE met to exchange its status for a union without a union. All aspects of the CSA have been transferred to the new union. On May 18, 1977, the Public Service Employee Relations Act (PSERA) obtained the royal agreement that AUPE granted to bargaining rights for each group of workers for whom it had a collective agreement. These agreements were ratified at the union`s second meeting at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary. The AUPE provincial office is made up of members of the executive committee and an elected delegate from each of the union`s 33 members. It is the governing body of the union between the conventions. The EP meets at least six times a year to manage the union`s affairs. AUPE consolidated its strength under the leadership of John Booth, who assumed the presidency in 1977.

Under Booth, AUPE has built a reputation as a union willing to openly challenge the Alberta government. In 1997, AUPE recovered the rear and concluded 79 agreements for 30,000 members. In March 1998, members of the University of Alberta Hospital and Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton gave up work for six hours – enough to win a colony.

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