AUPE Local 038


Bargaining 2017

December 2018 Update

Your Bargaining Committee hosted 2 bargaining update meetings for the Local 038 membership in the Shaw Theatre on November 16, 2018. At this meeting Terry Luhoway our negotiator presented where bargaining was at in regards to our table as well as a higher overview of negotiations throughout the province. At the conclusion we opened the floor to questions and comments. We'd like to thank those who participated and asked some very meaningful questions as well as provided some important feedback to the Bargaining Committee. As requested we will be putting out a survey at the beginning of January for more feedback.

On December 12 members of your Local Executive as well as members of the Bargaining Committee attended the Bargaining Summit that AUPE held for the Education and Agencies and Boards sectors of the Union. We conveyed to the President and the Negotiators your comments you made to us at the Bargaining update meetings. We asked some pointed and tough questions of them. The pressure continued with having one on one talks with the Vice-Presidents who attended the Christmas Open House to clearly communicate where the membership stands on this round of Bargaining.

Your Committee looks forward to going back to the table at the end of January.

April Update

Your bargaining team has continued to work hard on your behalf meeting with the employer on March 23 & 24 and then again on April 3. Having concluded our non-monetary articles we have now reached the difficult part of bargaining. Please see the Negotiators Update for a reflection of where bargaining is at. Your bargaining team remains committed to obtaining the best deal for you the membership.

Included in this update are the signing sheets from our December 13th & 14th meetings.

We encourage everyone to attend the Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2018 as the President of AUPE Guy Smith will be in attendance and providing an update on bargaining around the province.

In Solidarity,

Local 038 Bargaining Team

November 14, 15 & 27 Update

We kindly request that this update not be sent to a NAIT email address or be accessed using a NAIT device.

We are very happy to provide you with the following update.  We've met with the Employer on November 14, 15 and the 27th with meetings to resume on the 28th. Both sides have engaged in spirited debate but have made progress by signing off several articles.  In the attached PDF documents you will find the articles that have been signed off to date that contain language changes.  It is very important to note that while the Employer and the Negotiator have signed off on the articles they will not go into effect until the Collective Agreement is voted on and ratified by both you the members and NAITs Board of Governors

A few of the highlights we're happy to share:
  • Easter Monday has been added to Paid Holidays
  • Gender neutral language applied throughout the agreement
  • Maternity and Parental leave updated to reflect recent Federal Legislation
  • Probationary Period for new employees reduced to 9 months
When reading the attached document any wording that is bolded indicates a change in wording from the previous Collective Agreement and any wording that has been deleted will have a line going through it.

There were a number of Articles signed off as current language meaning no major changes were made, the only thing that would have changed is to incorporate gender neutral language, and they are:
  • Jurisdiction
  • Management Recognition
  • Legislation and the Collective Agreement
  • Safety and Health
  • EI Premium - Reduction or Rebate
  • Workers' Compensation Supplement
  • Travel and Subsistence
  • Cashier Policy
  • Pension Plan and Retirement Savings
  • Dependent Scholarship Plan
  • LOU - International Work Assignment
  • LOU - Teleworking/Telecommuting
  • LOU - Jurisdictional Review Process

Terry Luhoway's update, AUPE Negotiator, can be found at

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your Bargaining Committee:

Racheal Kennedy
Ray Walmsley
Karen Hamel
Michael Johnson
Ken Sledz
Sharon Gafka

Oleksandr Sukhorukov
Marliese Moulton
Eryn Dechant

In Solidarity,

Local 038 Bargaining Committee

October 26, 2017 Update

Dear AUPE Local 038 Members,
We kindly request that you not forward this email to a NAIT account or device.

What's New In this Update:
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, our Local 38 Bargaining Team met with the NAIT Bargaining Team to exchange proposals.
We endeavor to keep you informed at all stages of the process.  To do so we shall be providing any information that we can share through the following mediums:
1. Your personal email address.  Updates will not be sent to your NAIT email address.  If you haven’t already sent us your personal email address please do so by sending it to [email protected]  If you have sent it prior either at our AGM or otherwise there is no need to send again.
2. AUPE website will post updates within 48 hours of any negotiation meeting.  You can also check the AUPE local 38 website at for bargaining information updates.
3. AUPE on Facebook.   
4. Townhalls/Q&A sessions will be organized as the need arises.
If at any time you have questions about the process or details send an email with your question to [email protected]  and someone will respond to you:
Your Bargaining Team Members are as follows:
Ray Walmsley, Rachael Kennedy, Michael Johnson, Sharon Gafka, Ken Sledz and Karen Hamel.  The alternates are Oleksandr Sukhorukov, Eryn Dechant and Marliese Moulton.
Please stay informed and connected.  We’re all in this together.
In Solidarity,
Your Local 38 Bargaining Team

Enjoy your summer break!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in the survey. We've received some questions regarding updates and at this time there are no updates available.  We look forward to providing our members with an update once bargaining has begun in earnest.  As always please feel free to contact us through the website or [email protected]  There will be no updates sent by AUPE Local 038 over the NAIT network.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens when the Collective Agreement expires?
A: The Collective Agreement will remain in force until a new agreement has been negotiated, ratified and signed by both parties.
Q: Will there be a membership survey?
A: Yes, your Bargaining Committee definitely wants to hear from the membership in regards to what they feel their priorities are in bargaining. The membership survey is now live through the link above and will remain open until May 26, 2017.
Q: Will I get to vote on the new Collective Agreement?
A: Yes! It is up to the membership if they wish to accept or reject a tentative agreement that is presented to them by the Bargaining Committee.