We will hold a personal vote on Friday, November 29, 2019, from 10.m to 3 p.m.m at the AUPE office, North Campus, N540. It is possible to discuss this agreement with the bargaining committee and ask questions before submitting your ballot. If you are on another site, please contact me directly no later than Wednesday, November 27, 2019 so that we can arrange for your vote. You can email me at psteward85@outlook.com, Chapter Chair Peter Steward, or reach me on my phone at 403-650-7678. The three-rate agreement took into account factors that included the province`s economic situation over the past year of the three-year contracts, all of which included a wage renegotiation agreement over the past year. The panel also considered typical salaries in the sector, arguments put forward by the Government of Alberta and its various jurisdictions, as well as internal factors such as faculty and executive salaries and institutions` ability to pay. The ULFA and the Board of Directors have agreed to negotiate a new ESA before negotiations on the collective agreement resume. ESA is legally obligatory in the event of an action or lockout. This agreement defines the members of the union (if any) who can and must continue to work during an action or lockout, as well as the tasks they must continue to perform.

The ESAs and the related protocols for professional action are important because they ensure that neither the university nor the relationship between the faculty and the administration will be permanently damaged in the event of work action. Permanent employees are part of the public service pension plan, which means you pay out a portion of your paycheque and the college matches it. What a great way to save for your retirement. In addition, PSPP has portability agreements with other public pension plans, so if you were currently contributing to another fund, you may be able to transfer your service and pension. Why are you against Navitas? They would set up a for-profit university on our campus. The people who hire them would not be members of UWOFA, so they would not have the protection that our members have under our collective agreement, which means that there is no academic freedom or job security that contract faculty members have here. Navitas would welcome students who do not meet our reception standards. We are also concerned that there will be a lot of pressure on these teachers to relax their academic standards.

We are pleased to inform you that AUPE and Bow Valley College have reached a preliminary agreement. Download the Memorandum of Understanding agreed and recommended between the parties. We have highlighted the changes to this agreement below. Wages had been frozen during the first two years of the agreements, all of which followed a similar pattern and were negotiated by AUPE during the same period. The contractual language, which allows wages to be renegotiated in the last year of a collective agreement alone, as is customary in labour relations in Alberta, is called “wage openness.” Do you need help with your online courses? This could prove useful….