AUPE is Alberta`s largest union with more than 95,000 members. In 1919, the Alberta Civil Service Association, auPE`s predecessor, which represented provincial government workers, was founded. Aupe was born in 1976 and since then the union has become the largest and most diverse in the province, with members working in government, health, education, boards and agencies, municipalities and private companies. The aim of the AUPE is to have union officials on all construction sites. Stewards are union activists trained to help union members solve many problems and problems with their employers. Your trustee is your first line of defence if you ever have a problem with your job. EU administrators are prepared to help you if you are a victim of harassment, unfair discipline or if the employer has ignored the provisions of the collective agreement to deny you things to which you are entitled. Get to know your union administrators and feel free to share your concerns with them. This is your right to all AUPE contracts. If you have questions about your collective agreement, your administrator is your primary source of information. 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. You can view the agreement in the following pages. You will also find here a PDF file of the full agreement. Lethbridge College is made up of several groups of employees, each with their own specific conditions of employment. Collective agreements and additional resources are available by following the links below. In addition to respecting collective agreements, all employees must follow Lethbridge College`s guidelines and procedures. Union members can often easily solve problems in the workplace.
However, if a problem proves more difficult, the steward has the option of obtaining an AUPE Membership Services Officer to help manage the situation. AUPE`s collective agreements contain concrete measures to file a formal complaint. Depending on the nature of the appeal and your staff status, the final step is an arbitration procedure before an arbitrator or a chamber. In this case, both parties to the dispute are heard by a third party and the decision is binding on the Union and management.