Hello Local 52,
Local 52 had a successful vote for our Collective Agreement on September 22nd.
You can look at the AUPE release at the following link.
http://www.aupe.org/news/support-staff-at-the-university-of-calgary-have-ratified-a-new-three-year-collective-agreement/ Also posted below
Your Local 52 Bargaining Committee would like to thank our Chief Negotiator Dale Perry for all his work on our behalf.
I would like to thank our Local Bargaining Team for all of their hard work and dedication in getting us to a new Collective Agreement. As well as having to put up with me as the Chair of the Committee. That may have been more work than the actual process itself.
Leslie Potter, Robin Fisher, Peter Byrne, Michelle MacKenzie, J.P. Arsenault and Frank Snow.
Local 52 would like to thank the University for it's willingness to recognize the contributions of it's Employees in their efforts to come to a new Collective Agreement. Our team's worked many days to reach an agreement that allows us to move forward and have stability for the next three years.
Thanks to all those who helped with the voting stations throughout the day as well. It allowed us to get a few more locations for the Membership to vote.
The agreement is from April1,2015 - March 31,2018
Retro payments will be processed in a timely manner so please be patient with your colleagues in HR who will be working diligently to make this happen. Hope is to have all payments processed by November 10th pay period.
If you find your colleagues are saying they did not receive this notification you can tell them they will need to sign up to the Local 52 mailing list at the following link. All communications from the Local will be coming through this mailing list in the future.
On behalf of the Team
Your Local 52 Bargaining Chair
Your Local 52 Chair
U of C support staff ratify new three-year contract
Posted September 23, 2015 in Education on www.aupe.org
Support staff at the University of Calgary have ratified a new, three-year collective agreement.
“It was a long but very productive round of negotiations,” said Dale Perry, staff negotiator with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which represents the nearly 4,800 employees. “We spent quite a bit of time clarifying and updating the language in several sections of the contract.”
The new collective agreement expires March 30, 2018. Employees will receive a two-per-cent wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2015, a 2.25-per-cent increase in April, 2016 and a 2.25-per-cent increase in April 2017.
Other highlights include improvements to shift and weekend premiums, vacation and extended health benefits.
“This new agreement reflects the pattern of settlements in Alberta’s post-secondary sector,” said AUPE Vice-President Erez Raz. “We appreciate the University of Calgary’s willingness to negotiate in an open, cooperative and mutually respectful manner.”
He added: “Our members are an integral part of the university and they’re dedicated to supporting the educational goals of all students. The employer’s attitude in this round of bargaining seems to acknowledge this.”
AUPE is Alberta’s largest union and represents approximately 10,000 support staff at 16 post-secondary institutions across the province.