Collective agreements are legally binding contracts between a group of workers (the union) and an employer, which outline the benefits agreed by both parties during bargaining periods. 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. 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. When workers choose to join the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, they join Alberta`s largest and most effective union. AUPE has more than 250 bargaining units negotiating collective agreements on behalf of its members. The AUPE also ensures that the fair and reasonable conditions achieved during previous negotiations remain in place. 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.