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OUTSIDER: the VOICE of the TUTOR         Volume 8 Issue 6
~ Instructor working conditions are student learning conditions ~ 
Bargaining is Almost Done!

Your dedicated bargaining team, led by our very capable CUPE National representative Jennifer Chretien, has pretty much finished negotiating the new contract. Read More...

Co-Chair Glynnis Lieb Nominated for Jim Shewchuk Award

CUPE 3911 Co-Chair Glynnis Lieb was one of five nominees for this year’s prestigious Jim Shewchuk Award.   Read More...

The Importance of Our Monthly Meetings

As members know, CUPE 3911 holds an open meeting almost every month where all members can actively participate in the affairs of the local and, by extension, in the affairs of Athabasca University. Read More...

The AU Learning Conference Here!

The AU Learning Conference will take place on Friday April 28 from 500 PM-800 PM (Registration and Dinner) and from 700 AM to 400 PM on Saturday April 29.  Read More...

Aftermath of the AU Third Party Review (Coates Report): What Has Really Changed?

Recently, workers at AU received a message from AU Board Chair Vivian Manasc concerning a March 22 meeting that the Board of Governors held with Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt and Dr. Ken Coates. Read More...

Hiring in the Rarefied Atmosphere of Upper Administration

Since the new AU president Neil Fassina took charge in October 2016, there have been a number of new hires at the upper administration level, as well as some replacement hires.   Read More...

FYI: The Provincial Budget and Post-Secondary Education

On Thursday, March 23, the Alberta provincial government delivered its 2018-19 budget. Part of the budget addressed post-secondary education (PSE).  Essentially, the budget distributes money to various aspects of the public sector, including PSE. Here is a summary of what is promised. Read More...

April 28: National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

April 28 marks the annual National Day of Mourning which is dedicated to remembering and honouring workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job. CUPE 3911 pays its deepest respects to the families of all those Canadian workers who have died on the job or as a result of job-related diseases and injuries. Read More...
All Out for May Day, Tuesday May 1st!

On Tuesday, May 1, members of CUPE 3911 will join proudly in Edmonton’s annual march and rally for May Day.  Hundreds of people from many different groups and organizations are expected to participate in the celebrations, regardless of the weather. Read More...

COCAL XIII International Conference to Be Held in San Jose

COCAL is a coalition of higher education activists from the North American continent. We are united in working to improve working conditions at colleges and universities for contingent faculty, including adjunct, part-time, and non-tenure track instructors, and graduate teaching assistants.   Read More...

Update: York University CUPE 3903 Workers on Strike

On March 5, teaching assistants, graduate assistants and part-time faculty at York University, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), began strike action after overwhelmingly rejecting York University's final offer. Read More...

CUPE 2424 Workers at Carleton Win Battle to Protect Defined Benefit Pensions

The CUPE 2424 strike at Carleton has been settled with a win! Read More...

Congratulations to World Champion Kaetlyn Osmond!

We congratulate AU Communications student and Edmonton resident Kaetlyn Osmond on winning the women's singles crown at the world figure skating championships in Milan in March 2018. Read More...

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May 12, 2018
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The Outsider is the voice of CUPE 3911. It is our vehicle for communicating with our members, on a regular (monthly) basis, the issues that concern and confront us as workers. The Outsider is also the voice of our members. We encourage and welcome relevant contributions from members.  While contributions are welcome, they need to contribute positively to the welfare of our union local and our members.  They also need to contribute positively to the advancement of public post-secondary education in Alberta.  We will not accept or print attacks on any of our members or our union leadership/executive. We also reserve the right to reply to any submissions that seem to reflect a misunderstanding of CUPE 3911 and its policies.  Please direct all articles, letters, comments, and ideas to our administrator.

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