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Collective Agreement

Learn more about the Collective Agreement, bargaining unit rights and entitlements​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview​

​​The Collective Agreement between the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, became effective on November 4, 2018. 

​You can view the agreement on the pages below. Alternatively, a PDF of the full agreement is available  here.

​If you​​​​​​ would like to place an order for a printed copy of the agreement, please click ​​​here​​. ​​​

Master Agreement

Article Number
​Article title
​​
Preamble
1 Definition​s
2
Terms of Employment

3
Master-Subsidiary Agreements
4
Application
5
Management Recognition
6
Union Recognition
7
This article intentionally left blank by the parties
8
Union Membership and Dues Check-Off
9
Employer-Union Relations
10
Employer Employee Relations
11
Time Off for Union Business
12
Lay-Off and Recall
13
Attendance
14
Acting Incumbent
15
Position Abolishment
16
Hours of Work
17
Overtime
18
Shift Differential
18A
Weekend Premium
19
Call Back Pay
20
Reporting Pay
21
Standby Pay
22
Northern Allowance Pay
23
Workers' Compensation Supplement​
24
Fire Operations, Flood Control and Pollution Control
25
Correctional Institution Salary Allowance
26
Authorized Expenses
27
Probationary Employee and Period
28
Disciplinary Action
29
Grievance Procedure
30
Institutional Fire Prevention and Control
31
Casual Illness
32
General Illness
33
Proof of Illness
33A
Long Term Disability
34
Health Plan Benefits
35
Insurance
36

Paid Holidays

36A

Christmas Closure

37

Annual Vacation Leave

38
Special Leave
39

Military Leave

40
Adoption / Parental Leave

40A
​Maternity Leave
41

Court Leave

42

Employment Insurance Premium Reduction

43
Safety and Health
44

Parking

45
Rates of Pay
46
Leave Without Pay
47

Term and Effective Date

48

Printing of Agreements

49
Employee Benefits Committee
50
Harassment and Discrimination
51
Recruitment, Selection and Appointment
52
Classification
53
Contracting Out
54
Workload
55
Compassionate Care Leave​

Supplement I - Institution Fire Prevention & Control Fire Fighters - Schedule of Remuneration


Supplement II - Hours of Work & Flexible Averaging Agreement​

Addendum 1

Letters of Understanding

Letter of understanding
title​
1​ Terms of Reference: Article 49 – Employee Benefits Committee
​​2
Employment Standards Code, Scheme of Employment Covering the Master and Subsidiary Agreements
3​
​Separation Payment for Restructuring

Schedule - Separation Payment

Standard Separation payment for restructuring termination agreement for bargaining employees​​
​4

​5

Payout of Annual Vacation

​6

6 and 3 Work Schedules

​7

Health Spending Account

​8

Paid Up Life Insurance for Retired or Terminated Employees (Paid Up Life Insurance Plan)

​9

Legal Fees

​10

Legal Indemnification

​11

Northern Trips

​12

Northern Leave

​13

Attraction Bonus

​14

55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance

​15

Common Interest Forum Meetings

16

Long Term Disability IncomeContinuance Plan Review

​17

Employment Security

​18

Layoff & Recall

​19

Classification Review Committee

​20

Pay Equity

​21

Joint Employer-Union Exclusions Review

​22
Over Range Protocol​

​23

Hours of Work & Flexible Averaging Agreements​

​Letters of Intent

LETTER OF Intent
TITLE​

1​

Employee Relations Committees ​

​​2

Temporary & Wage Review

Subsidiary Agreement #001

Article number
ARTICLE Title

1​

Probationary Period​

​​2 

​Hours of Work

3​

​Overtime

4

Protective Clothing​

​5

​Medical Examinations

​​6
​Employee Relations Committee

Salary Treatment Information
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​schedule title
​​A
​​​​Schedule A - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades ​
​B
B
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Schedule B - ​Administrative & Support Services Salary Grid ​(40 Hours)
​C
Schedule C​​
letters of understanding​​​
​Title
​​1
Work Schedules
2
​Peter Logheed Provincial Park 
​​3
Rest Periods for Resolution & Court Administrative Services
Letter​​​s of intent
​title

1
​ERC Items
​​​2
Worksite Violence​

Subsidiary Agreement #002

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1​

Probationary Period

​​2 

​Hours of Work

3​

Overtime

4

​Protective Clothing

​5
Employee Relations Committee

​​6
​Supplies and Equipment

Salary Treatment Information
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​SCHEDULE TITLE
​​A
​Schedule "A" Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in​ Schedule “B"
A-1

B
B-1
​​Schedule "B-1" Administrative and Program Services - Salary Grid (36 1/4 Hours)​
LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING​​​
​TITLE
​​1
​Salary Modifiers
2
Community and Social Services, Children’s Services, and Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Delivery Program Advisory Committee
​​3
9.06 Hour Shift Rotation – Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT)

​4
Subsidiary 2 Employees Working in S.C.A.N.​

Subsidiary Agreement #003

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1​

Probationary Period

​​2 

​Hours of Work

3​

​Overtime

4

Protective Clothing

​5

Medical Examinations

​​6
Court Time

​7
​Camp Staff Allowance

​Salary Treatment Information​
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​SCHEDULE TITLE
​​A
Schedule A - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in Schedule B
A-1
Schedule A-1 - Assignment of Classes tomPay Grades in Schedule B-1
B
​Schedule B - Correctional and Regulatory Services - Salary Grid (38 3/4 Hours)*
​B-1
Schedule B-1 Correctional and Service Worker -Salary Grid (​36 1/4 Hours)*​
LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING​​​
​TITLE
​​1
6/3 Shift Rotation
​2

Wage Employees

​​3
12 Hour Shift Rotation - Medicine Hat Remand Centre​
​4
​9.25 Hour Shift Rotation – Traffic Enforcement Division, Sheriffs Investigative  Support Unit and the Warrant Apprehension Team
​5
​Employee Relations Committee
Employee Relations Committee –  Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch Terms of 
Reference
​6
​Hours of Work for Motor Transport Officers (District Supervisors, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement)
​7
12 Hour Shift Rotation for Sheriffs at the Provincial Legislature Grounds
​8
​Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team Overtime
​9
​Salary Modifier – Drug Detection Dog Handler​

Subsidiary Agreement #004

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1​

Probationary Period

​​2 

Hours of Work

3​

Overtime

4

​Protective Clothing

​5
Tools
​​6
​High Rigging Allowance

Salary Treatment Information
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​SCHEDULE TITLE
​​A
​Schedule A - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades
B
Schedule B - Trades and Related Services - Salary Grid (36 1/4 Hours)*
B
​Schedule B - Trades and Related Services - Salary Grid (40 Hours)*
LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING​​​
​TITLE
​​1
​12 Hour Shifts
2
Tools
​​3
12 Hour Shifts – Kananaskis Emergency Service Centre

​4
Winter Change – Trail Crew in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
​​5
6-Week Shift Rotation – Maintenance Service Workers & Power Plant Engineers at the Royal Alberta Museum


Appendix A: Royal Alberta Museum 6 Week Shift Rotation Schedule (MSW and PPE)​

Subsidiary Agreement #005

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1​

Probationary Period

​​2 

Hours of Work

3​

Overtime

4

Protective Clothing

​5

Shift Schedules for Continuous Operations for Employees in Schedule “A-1”


Salary Treatment Information
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​SCHEDULE TITLE
​​A
​Schedule A - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in Schedule B
A-1
Schedule A-1 - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in Schedule B-1
B
Schedule B - Social Services - Salary Grid (36 1/4 Hours)
B-1 Schedule B-1 - Medical and Rehabilitive Services - Salary Grid (36 1/4 Hours)*
​B
Schedule B - Social Services - Salary Grid (​38 3/4 Hours)*​
​B-1
Schedule B-1 -  Medical and Rehabilitive Services - Salary Grid (38 3/4 Hours)*​
LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING​​​
​TITLE
​​ Employee Relations Committee – Terms of Reference
1
Provincial Advisory Program Committees – Terms of Reference
​2

Joint Consultation Committee​

​3
Shift Schedules at Michener Services
LETTER​​​S OF INTENT
​TITLE

1
Professional Fees
​​​2
Workload Appeal Process

Subsidiary Agreement #009

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1​

Probationary Period

​​2 

Hours of Work

3​

Overtime

4

​Protective Clothing

​5

Medical Examinations

​6
Shift Schedules for Continuous Operations for Employees in Schedule “A-1”​
​7

Camp Allowance

​8
​Salary Treatment Information
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​SCHEDULE TITLE
​​A
Schedule A - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in Schedule B​
B
Schedule B - Health and Therapy Support Services - Salray Grid (38 3/4 Hours)​
LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING​​​
​TITLE
​​1 Communicable Diseases
2
Employee Relations Committee – Terms of Reference
​3

Medication Administration

​4
Joint Consultation Committee​
5
Employees Working Split Shifts at the Hinton Training Centre
LETTER​​​S OF INTENT
​TITLE

1
Employee Safety

Subsidiary Agreement #012

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1​

Probationary Period

​​2 

Hours of Work

3​

Overtime

4

Uniforms & Protective Clothing

​5

Medical Examinations

​6
High Rigging Allowance

Salary Treatment Information
​SCHEDULE NUMBER​
​SCHEDULE TITLE
​​A
Schedule A - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in Schedule B
B
Schedule B - Technical, General and Field Services - Salary Grid (36 1/4 Hours)*
​C
Schedule C - Assignment of Classes to Pay Grades in Schedule D
​D
Schedule D - Technical, General and Field Services (​36 1/4 Hours)*
​D
Schedule D - Technical, General and Field Services (​40 Hours)*
​E
​Schedule E - (40 Hours per Week)​
LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING​​​
​TITLE
​​1 Letter of Understanding #001
2
Letter of Understanding #002
Appendix “A” – Data Centres Operations Modified 12 Hour Shift Schedule
​3

Letter of Understanding #003 - Employee Relations Committee Terms of Reference

​4
Letter of Understanding #004 - 40 Hour per Week Shift Rotation – Dam Team Leads
5
Letter of Understanding #005 - ​Specialist Modifier
6
Letter of Understanding #006 - 11.43 Hour Shifts, Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System
​7
Letter of Understanding #007 - Winter Change – Trail Crew in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
​8
Letter of Understanding #008 - ​6-Week Shift Rotation – Caretakers at the Royal Alberta Museum​

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