Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. “The three big (negotiations) are the ones with the government directly and the two Alberta Health Services ones,” said Smith. Meanwhile, with negotiations for a new collective deal between the province’s physicians and the government at an impasse, ... Adhering precisely to their dogmatic conservative playbook, the UCP’s response to the salary award for AUPE by arbitrator Phyllis Smith would be farcical if it weren’t so maniacally dystopian. Wage raises of 2.5 per cent per year in line with expected cost-of-living increases; ... AUPE staff resources. Airbnb; 83 students fined $1,000 each, Cloistered singing nuns strike a chord amid coronavirus lockdown, Investigation launched into violent arrest caught on camera in B.C. “The government's attempt to claw that back now goes around the independence and the fairness of the arbitration process.”. (l) "Cycle of Shift Schedule" shall be defined as that period of time which is required for a shift schedule to repeat itself or two (2) weeks whichever is 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. Smith said he expects the negotiations to be “challenging” and that he’s been working with members to ensure they have a strong voice. Finance Minister Travis Toews said hard choices would have to be made in a statement after the start of negotiations on Thursday. “This is an act of revenge, not a rational argument,” AUPE President Guy Smith said Friday in a statement online. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the Alberta government paused their negotiations in April, extending job security for many workers amid promised cuts to the public sector. Comments are welcome while open. EDMONTON -- By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Merryn Edwards, negotiations spokesperson, But in a fiscal update in late August, Finance Minister Travis Toews put the projected deficit at almost quadruple that — a historic $24.2 billion. ", In the past, unions reined in their locals — something Barnetson says "turned out to not be a very good decision.". This is a 3 year agreement with Base Pay Adjustments of 0% for year 1 (2017/2018); 0% for year 2 (2018/2019) and a wage re-opener for year 3 (2019/2020). Smith said everyone from front-line government service workers and front-line health care workers to board and agency employees, post-secondary institutions and some private health care and long-term care workers will all be looking for a new agreement. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

Many collective agreements to be hashed out earlier this year were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. The letter, addressed to AUPE president Guy Smith, said once the job security protection agreement expired, the government would use "all options available" under the collective agreement to support the government's plan to balance the budget by 2022-23. COVID-19 limits not enough for some, Truck crushed by flying tire on the Henday, Protest against changes to disability supports, Red Deer man cycles circumference of earth, Shots fired during car crash and in condo complex parking lot in NE Edmonton, Worker killed at Trans Mountain pipeline site in Edmonton, 'Heartbreaking news for the city': Joey Moss tributes continue to pour in, Pedestrian killed, RCMP investigating collision, More job action can be expected, says law professor day after wildcat strike, 'Crossed a tipping point': Doctors question if new Alberta gathering limits go far enough amid continued record case counts, Just in time for Halloween, Josh Classen drops new spooky single, In pictures: The most expensive real estate listings around the Edmonton region, How this Alta. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. Negotiation sessions occurred on the following dates: March 4, 2019; June 27 to 28, 2019; Subsequent discussions were held between July 12 and July 18, 2019.

We spoke to Bob Barnetson about how much there is- or isn't- to celebrate in Alberta these days.

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) is organizing its members as it gets set to begin negotiations with the provincial government on … Madelaine Sommers, organizer, . The Alberta government is asking members of the province's largest union to take a pay cut in their next contract.

"I think we are headed for particularly difficult rounds of bargaining that will likely result in strikes.". An expert in labour relations is predicting a turbulent time ahead for Alberta as contract negotiations loom for many public sector employees. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. "So I would think that's the most likely scenario, but who knows what might happen in four or six or eight months from now?". Read more about cookies here. ", Smith responded: “It is clear that these proposals are not based on evidence or need, but on the government’s ideological commitment to attack us and the work we do.". “Holding the line on public sector compensation will ensure workers continue to receive competitive wages while showing needed respect to other Albertans who have seen their wages disappear or their jobs lost completely," Toews wrote. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. "That happens usually pretty spontaneously," he said. Turbulent times ahead in Alberta labour negotiations, expert predicts. Their current contract expires at the end of March. A welcome email is on its way. "We need to deliver the most cost-effective government services possible," Toews said.

While acknowledging how hard the public sector has been hit by layoffs in previous years, Smith said he doesn’t believe any Albertan would want to see anyone else lose their job. Certainly, as I said, the anger is building,” said Smith. The union is holding a bargaining conference in the city’s west end this week as it prepares to negotiate with the United Conservative government for the first time. Barnetson said he doesn't expect workers or unions to be sympathetic to budget concerns after years of wage freezes and corporate tax cuts the government has touted as economic movers and job makers. He's a professor of labour relations with Athabasca University. © 2020 Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Farris Sobhani, organizer, A letter sent from the province to the AUPE last November outlined the potential impact of contract negotiations, including possible cuts in various departments including housing, finance, transportation, social services, housing and health. The next issue of Edmonton Journal Headline News will soon be in your inbox. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Bargaining Update is a monthly summary of key collective bargaining activities in Alberta and other jurisdictions. A tentative settlement was reached on July 18, 2019.

A list on the government of Alberta's website of current and upcoming collective bargaining shows a slew of expired agreements between the province or affiliated services and unions like the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, and the United Nurses of Alberta. She did note the government has been clear since releasing its budget that there is no additional money available for public sector wage increases. "Because the government tends to use it in a way that means you have to go to work no matter what.". We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Alberta on track to historic $24.2B deficit thanks to pandemic, oil price slump, As oil money dries up, Alberta's financial woes laid bare, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Dale Perry, negotiations spokesperson, “Yet here we see the government punishing us for getting that minimal raise by seeking to take it away immediately.”. We encountered an issue signing you up. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the Alberta government paused their negotiations in April, extending job security for many workers amid promised cuts to the public sector. “It’s not just about defending their jobs, obviously that’s important to them as it would be to anyone, but it’s about defending services to the people of the province.”. The collective agreement was signed on August 30, 2019. Wage arbitration hearings have concluded for Carewest Nursing Care AUPE members in Local 048 Chapters 007, 009, 016, 035, 37, 038, 039, 040, and 041 We apologize, but this video has failed to load. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) is organizing its members as it gets set to begin negotiations with the provincial government on a number of collective agreements in the new year. Barnetson predicts the most friction in bargaining units in the core public sector within the government of Alberta and in the healthcare system, including nurses, nursing aids, and support staff. It provides a summary of key labour settlements and disputes, economic trends and other factors or events relevant to the Alberta labour scene.

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