Aupe Gss Collective Agreement 2018

The AUPE GSS Collective Agreement 2018: What You Need to Know

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) represents over 93,000 public sector workers in Alberta, Canada. The Government Services Sector (GSS) is one of the largest sectors represented by AUPE, with over 22,000 members who work in various roles within the Alberta Public Service.

In 2018, AUPE and the Government of Alberta negotiated a new collective agreement for GSS employees, which came into effect on April 1, 2018. This agreement covers a three-year period and includes a number of significant changes and improvements for GSS employees.

One of the most notable changes in the 2018 agreement is the introduction of a new wage grid, which includes a 7.25% increase in salary over the three-year period. This increase is retroactive to April 1, 2018, and will be paid out in three installments over the life of the agreement.

The new wage grid also includes adjustments to salary ranges and step increases, which will provide GSS employees with more opportunities for salary growth and career advancement. Additionally, the agreement includes changes to vacation entitlements, with employees now eligible for an additional week of vacation after 15 years of service.

In terms of job security, the 2018 agreement includes provisions that protect employees from layoff due to restructuring or technological change. The agreement also includes new language around workplace harassment and bullying, with a commitment from the government to provide training and resources to prevent and address these issues.

Other improvements in the 2018 agreement include a new health spending account, which will provide GSS employees with additional benefits for health-related expenses not covered by their existing benefits plan. The agreement also includes improved language around disability and parental leave, with increased flexibility for employees to take time off when needed.

Overall, the 2018 AUPE GSS Collective Agreement represents a significant win for GSS employees in Alberta. With improved wages, benefits, and job security, this agreement provides a solid foundation for continued growth and success in the Alberta Public Service.