Public services for people with developmental delays (PDDs) are under threat. However, the decisions of the Convention still had to be approved by the government, as the union was active under the Corporations Act. That changed on November 17, 1977, when the AUPE met to exchange its status for a union without a union. All aspects of the CSA have been transferred to the new union. On May 18, 1977, the Public Service Employee Relations Act (PSERA) obtained the royal agreement that AUPE granted to bargaining rights for each group of workers for whom it had a collective agreement. These agreements were ratified at the union`s second meeting at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary. The labour code requires unions and employers to file a copy of their collective agreement with the Director of Mediation Services. Section 150.1 of the Labour Code requires collective agreements to be filed within 30 days of the contract being concluded. Membership continued to decline dramatically, to about 35,000 in 1995. The number of members of the public service increased from more than 32,000 in 1992 to only 18,000 in March 1998. AUPE was very close to bankruptcy. However, with the support of the affiliated unions, the union was able to honour its salaries and wage a vigorous campaign against the government`s agenda. AUPE remains active in the labour and provincial movement in Alberta.
In the fall of 2007, she ran a major campaign to lobby for changes to Alberta`s labour laws that prohibit strikes by most AUPE members. Despite these prohibitions, AUPE members have repeatedly engaged in illegal strikes to speed up their collective agreement claims. If you are looking for agreements in other provinces or federal agreements, you can access multiple resources through the resource list. The government took advantage of the weakened state of the AUPE and opened negotiations in 1994 by announcing 5% flat-rate cuts to the public service, as well as government-dependent boards and agencies for funding. After a long campaign, AUPE ratified agreements with reductions of around 2.3 per cent, with the remainder concluded on days off and on public holidays. The government is subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act with respect to the provision of agreements containing personal data such as the names of employees. This information is edited before the agreement is made available for research. AUPE argued that the province`s labour laws – because they involved private sector employees, public employees and employees who were not represented by unions – are outdated, unfair and inconsistent with international labour rights conventions, including statements signed by the Canadian government. In the mid-1990s, AUPE had to deal with its membership due to the privatization of some public services during provincial management by Prime Minister Ralph Klein. The number of members fell to about 35,000 in 1995.