The government took advantage of the weakening of the AUPE and opened negotiations in 1994 by announcing flat-rate cuts of 5% in the government service, as well as boards of directors and agencies that depended on the government for funding. After an extended campaign, AUPE ratified agreements with reductions of around 2.3 percent, with the rest taken in public holidays. AUPE remains active in the labour movement and in provincial affairs in Alberta. In the fall of 2007, she campaigned hard to push for changes to Alberta`s labour laws, which prohibit strikes by most AUPE members. Despite these prohibitions, AUPE members have seized illegal strikes on several occasions to assert their demands for collective agreements. The Alberta government wants nearly 24,000 government employees to agree to a one per cent wage withdrawal in the first year of a four-year collective agreement, followed by a three-year wage stoppage. Persons who are not representative on the Committee may, with the agreement of the Co-Chairs, make presentations at meetings and the Co-Chairs will be informed in writing prior to the meeting. The issues to be discussed were previously placed on the agenda. Any recommendation for amendment must be approved by a majority of the members of the Committee and, if accepted by both the employer and the union, may be implemented by mutual agreement.
This Agreement applies only to sheriffs of the Department of Justice and Solicitor General, Department of Public Safety, Department of Operations and Protective Services on the site of provincial legislation assigned to the rotation of 12 hours of shiftwork. This Agreement applies only to employees of the Department of Justice and the Solicitor General, Correction Division, assigned to a 6/3 rotation of positions. An agenda must be established and distributed fifteen (15) days before the meeting. Other contributions and justifications may be placed on the agenda with the agreement of the two co-chairs. The final agenda shall be determined by mutual agreement between the Co-Chairs. The collective agreement has expired and is being renegotiated by the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Therefore, printed copies of the agreement are not currently distributed. In 1997, AUPE made previous returns and concluded 79 agreements for 30,000 members. In March 1998, members of the University of Alberta Hospital and Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton left work for six hours – enough to reach an agreement. In early 2000, the Edmonton auxiliary went on strike for two days and won a major transaction.
Further successes followed, and although AUPE faced fines and freezes for its actions in defending its members, its financial situation began to improve. Between 1997 and 2006, the AUPE was rebuilt. While membership continued to decline in the early years of the decade, the framework conditions eventually reversed. A booming economy, with a growing labour shortage, has provided a much better climate for organization and negotiations. AUPE used its collective muscles in illegal but effective work actions and began to attract an unprecedented number of new members through mergers and organizations. Among the historical milestones of the CSA are: pensions in 1923. Group life insurance 1934. 1947 Check-off of contributions. Mileage in 1948. A 40-hour week in 1955.
Four weeks of vacation after 24 years in 1956. Classification appeal procedure in 1957. CSA`s first agreement with a board of directors in 1958 – for Department 23 of the University of Alberta Hospital. Half of which was paid by the employer in 1967. New legislation recognized by the CSA in 1968 as the sole negotiator of Crown staff as well as certain boards of directors and agencies. . . .