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OUTSIDER: the VOICE of the TUTOR         Volume 8 Issue 3
~ Instructor working conditions are student learning conditions ~ 

Welcome to Our New Administrator, Shannon Maisano

The members of CUPE 3911 want to welcome our brand new administrator, Shannon Maisano.  Our administrator is an extremely important person in our local because in many ways she is the “glue” that holds us all together as we toil in isolation from each other. Read More...

Bargaining Update

Your dedicated bargaining team, led by our very capable CUPE Alberta representative Jennifer Chretien, is soldiering on.  Admittedly, negotiations have proceeded somewhat slowly mainly due to problems finding common times for both sides to meet.  Read More...
AU Learning Conference is Back!
Faculty, tutors, academic experts and staff are invited to attend the AU Learning Conference, which will be held on April 27th and 28th, 2018 at the Leduc Executive Royal Inn located east of Highway 2 at the Edmonton International Airport exit. Read More...

Ways to Expand the AU Student Population

Clearly it is in the best interests of everyone who works for Athabasca University to have an increased student population registered at AU.  There is no doubt that there are certain large demographic groups that could register if the appropriate courses and programs were offered.
Rumours of Outsourcing Jobs at the AU 
As is to be expected in a time of transition with no firm information being provided as to how the future will unfold, certain rumours are floating about the hallowed (digital) halls of Athabasca University.  One of the more disturbing ones is that AU is planning to outsource or contract out the call centre (aka student support centre) jobs currently held inhouse by our sisters and brothers in AUPE 069. Read More...
All Out for International Women's Day 2018!

CUPE 3911 hails the fighting women of Canada and the world on the occasion of International Women's Day 2018, one of the most important occasions for humankind to remind itself of all that needs to be achieved in the immediate future. Read More...

Use and Misuse of a Consent Agenda
The AU administration uses a “consent agenda” at various of their meetings which involve representatives of CUPE 3911. A consent agenda is a meeting practice that groups routinely use to combine certain routine and non-controversial business and reports into a single agenda item.
What Might a UCP Government Do to PSE
The current provincial government is certainly more education-friendly than the previous 44 years of Conservative regimes.  Some increased investments are being made in education, including post-secondary (PSE). 
Unifor's Split from CLC Won't Help Workers Defend Their Rights

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the largest labour body in Canada.  It brings together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour like the Alberta Federation of Labour, and community-based labour councils like Calgary District Labour Council to represent 3.3 million workers for more than 50 years. 
(Draft) Editorial Policy: The Outsider 
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
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NEXT General Monthly Meeting

February 24, 2018
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