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NEW: OCTOBER 24, 2018 - Collective Agreement Ratified -Enhancements to language deal with significant issues that went unresolved for decades. Furthermore, wage increase negotiations for 2019 will start January 15. Read more.

NEW: SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 - Bargaining Committee Report

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 - You can review the entire Tentative Agreement right now at www.yoursayaupe.com (password: goacontractvote).  

TA Summary that was emailed out to all members who had updated current email addresses on record with AUPE; 

Excel spreadsheet summarizing some of the most notable changes to the Collective Agreement as well as to the Local 002 Subsidiary Agreement.  

As always, please contact a member of Local 002's Bargaining Committee or the Bargaining Committee Chair if your have further questions. 


AUGUST 24, 2018 - Work is being done to compile a comprehensive summary of all changes included in the tentative agreement, and that takes some time.  

On Aug. 27, the Government Services Bargaining Committee (GSBC) will gather in Edmonton to finish reviewing the more than 300 pages of the tentative agreement and will complete the summary for you. Read full article.

AUGUST 16, 2018 - Today, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the Government of Alberta signed a tentative agreement on a new contract for approximately 23,000 front-line government services employees represented by the union. Read full article.

AUGUST 10, 2018 - GSBC and the Employer has met in mediation through the jointly selected mediator, Andrew Sims, QC.  GSBC has met over five days, which have been subject to the mediator and negotiator's availability.  

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, GSBC and the Employer will be meeting again with the mediator for the 6th day of mediation.  Hopefully, AUPE will be able to share more information with members following this meeting.  However, while GSBC is involved in mediation, details cannot be shared publicly until the mediation process is completed.  So far, we have made progress on some of the most crucial issues and I'm hoping Saturday's mediation will result in further progress.

Mediation begins - On June 15 and 16, 2018, your Government Services Bargaining Committee (GSBC) began mediation with the Government of Alberta. Ongoing efforts were made to successfully conclude negotiations on a new collective agreement for AUPE members in direct government services. June 18, 2018

Government of Alberta applies for mediation - Your bargaining committee would like to inform you of a recent development in negotiations with the Government of Alberta.  On May 30, 2018, the Government of Alberta applied for mediation with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement during the last round of bargaining on April 9 and 10. June 1, 2018 

Bargaining Update - The last time your bargaining committee (the Government Services Bargaining Committee – GSBC) met directly with the Employer was April 9 and 10, 2018. Despite the Union putting forward a comprehensive package of important contract language and monetary proposals, the Employer refused to respond formally with written counter-proposals. May 1, 2018

Government Services Local Councils summit announced, Essential Services Agreement reached - The last time your bargaining committee (the Government Services Bargaining Committee – GSBC) met directly with the Employer was April 9 and 10. Despite the Union putting forward a comprehensive package of important contract language and monetary proposals, the Employer refused to respond formally with written counter-proposals.The employer’s bargaining position of zero-per-cent each year for two years and a wage re-opener in the third year remains.  May 1, 2018

Bargaining Update - The employer’s bargaining position of zero-per-cent each year for two years and a wage re-opener in the third year remains. March 14, 2018

Bargaining Update - Negotiations continue: "We’re disappointed there seems to be no movement on many of the union’s priority items like job security, workload, job classifications, hiring practices, contracting out and more. Unfortunately these items remain to be seriously discussed and are tied to a monetary agreement. February 16, 2018 

Bargaining Report - January 26, 2018


Bargaining Updates - 2017

Bargaining Update -  December 21, 2017

Bargaining Update - November 28, 2017 - Agreement on many of the union’s priority items like job security, workload, job classifications, hiring practices, contracting out and more have yet to be seriously discussed and are tied to a monetary agreement. Your committee has met with the employer 28 times since bargaining began. Read the bargaining update for a comprehensive overview of the headway made in that time. 

Bargaining Update - September 28, 2017

Bargaining Update - September 15, 2017

Bargaining Update - August 18,, 2017

Bargaining Update - June 9, 2017

Bargaining Update - May 26, 2017

Bargaining Update - April 28, 2017

Local 002 Bargaining Chair Update

NEW: AUGUST 10, 2018 - GSBC and the Employer has met in mediation through the jointly selected mediator, Andrew Sims, QC.  GSBC has met over five days, which have been subject to the mediator and negotiator's availability.  

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, GSBC and the Employer will be meeting again with the mediator for the 6th day of mediation.  Hopefully, AUPE will be able to share more information with members following this meeting.  However, while GSBC is involved in mediation, details cannot be shared publicly until the mediation process is completed.  So far, we have made progress on some of the most crucial issues and I'm hoping Saturday's mediation will result in further progress.

Bargaining Committee Report - May 2018

Bargaining Chair Update - September 28, 2017

Bargaining is around the corner and read about Bill 4 - September 2016

Contact Bargaining Committee

Contact Bargaining Committee for information on bargaining (contract negotiations). 

Highlights of 2014 Agreement

Some highlights:

  • $1850 lump-sum payment to eligible employees
  • On-the-grid salary increases of 6.75% over the next three years (prorated for for part-time salaried and wage employees)
  • Overtime for Subsidiary Agreements #2 to match provisions in the other Subsidiary Agreements
  • Christmas Closure – additional days off due to closure of government offices and non-essential operations when Christmas falls on: Sunday or Monday – 2 days or Tuesday to Saturday – 3 days
  • Improvements to the accrual rates for annual vacation

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