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Collective Agreement

Learn more about the Collective Agreement.

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The Collective Agreement between the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, was ratifie​d on December 13, 2021. ​

You can view a PDF of the full agreement here​​  (PDF, 6MB). 

To order a hardcopy of the agreement, please click here​.

NOTE: a copy of the agreement, broken down by article, has been added below. 

​Master Agreement

Article Number
Article title

Preamble
1 Definitions
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 Separation Payment for Restructuring

Schedule - Separation Payment

Standard Separation payment for restructuring termination agreement for bargaining employees
3

4

Payout of Annual Vacation

5

6 and 3 Work Schedules

6

Health Spending Account

7

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

8

Legal Fees

9

Legal Indemnification

10

Northern Trips

11

Northern Leave

12

Attraction Bonus

13

55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance

14

Common Interest Forum Meetings

15

Employment Security

16

Layoff & Recall

17

Classification Review Committee

18

Pay Equity

19

Joint Employer-Union Exclusions Review

20
Over Range Protocol

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


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 Lougheed Provincial Park 
3
Rest Periods for Resolution & Court Administrative Services

4
2 Week Rotation for Administrative Support of the Kananaskis Emergency 
Services Centre
5
10 Hour Shift for Administrative Support Assigned to Sikome Lake
Letters of intent
title

1
ERC Items
2
Worksite Violence

Subsidiary Agreement #002

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1

Probationary Period


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.
5
Market Adjustment
6
8-Week Shift Rotation Transportation Management Centre Officer of the Planning, Finance and Technical Standards Branch – Highway Operations Unit in Edmonton Alberta


Appendix A: 8-Week Shift Rotation
7
8-Week Shift Rotation Regulatory Compliance Officers at Alberta EDGE Environmental and Dangerous Goods Emergencies 

Appendix A: 8-Week Shift Rotation

Subsidiary Agreement #003

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1

Probationary Period


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


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)
6
1-Week Shift Rotation Under Subsidiary 4 – Maintenance Service Workers on 
the Trail Crew in Canmore Nordic Centre

Subsidiary Agreement #005

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1

Probationary Period


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
LETTERS OF INTENT
TITLE

1
Professional Fees
2
Workload Appeal Process

Subsidiary Agreement #009

ARTICLE NUMBER
ARTICLE TITLE

1

Probationary Period


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 Employee Relations Committee Technical, General and Field Services Terms of Reference​​ ​
3
40-Hour per Week Shift Rotation – DAM Team Leads
4 Letter of Understanding - Specialist Modifer
5 11.43 Hour Shifts, Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System
6 Winter Change – Trail Crew in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
7 6-Week Shift Rotation – Caretakers at the Royal Alberta Museum

​Appendix A: Royal Alberta Museum 6-Week Shift Rotation Schedule (Caretaker)​

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