In addition to salaries, job security and other benefits set by AUPE`s collective agreements, this union is ready to represent you in all respects. The collective agreement has expired and is being renegotiated by the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Therefore, printed copies of the agreement are not currently distributed. Often, union members can easily solve problems in the workplace. However, if a problem proves to be more difficult, the steward has the option of calling on an aupe Membership Services Officer to help deal with the situation. AUPE`s collective agreements provide for specific steps for filing a formal complaint. Depending on the nature of the complaint and your status as an employee, the final step is arbitration before a single arbitrator or board of directors. In this case, both parties to the dispute are heard by a third party and the decision taken is as binding on the union as it is on management. The new collective agreements are not related to the layoffs announced Saturday in the field of education.
AUPE`s objective is to have union stewards on all construction sites. Stewards are union activists trained to help union members solve a large number of problems and problems with their employer. Your union administrator is your first line of defense if you ever have a problem with your job. Trustees are ready to help you if you feel you have been harassed, uns disciplined, or if the employer has ignored the provisions of the collective agreement to deny you things to which you are entitled. Meet with your union administrators and don`t hesitate to share your concerns with them. This is your right under all AUPE contracts. In fact, if you have questions about your collective agreement, your steward is your first source of information. The AUPE is funded by all members who enjoy the benefits of a collective agreement and union representation. Each member pays 1.25% of their base salary to AUPE in the form of deductible union dues (dues are not paid for overtime or bonuses). This sentence may be changed only by a two-thirds majority of the delegates at the annual meeting. The democratically elected delegates sent to the congress determine how AUPE money is spent.
Between agreements, provincial enforcement controls expenditures and financial reports are available to all members for review upon request.