Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
The Employer acknowledges the right of the Union to appoint Employees in the bargaining unit as Union Stewards.
The Union shall determine the number of Union Stewards, having regard to the plan of organization and the distribution of Employees at the workplace. When difficulties arise, the Union and the Employer shall consult in order to resolve the difference.
The Employer recognizes the Union Steward as an official representative of the Union.
A representative of the Union will be allowed an opportunity to provide new Bargaining Unit Employees with a Union orientation of up to thirty (30) minutes without loss of pay. This presentation shall occur during the first six (6) months of employment and, preferably, at an Employer's orientation of new Employees. Where Employer orientations are being provided, the Union will be provided one (1) week's advance notice of the Employer's orientation for new Employees.
A new Employee shall be advised of the name and location of the Employee's Union Steward, except where one is not assigned to the area. When requested by the Employee, the Union Steward will provide the Employee with a copy of the Collective Agreement. In locations where there are no Union Stewards assigned, when requested by the Employee, the Employer will provide the Employee with a copy of the Collective Agreement. The Employer will provide the link to the Collective Agreement in the Employee's offer letter.
On a monthly basis, the Employer shall provide the Union a list with the name and department of all new Bargaining Unit Employees hired up to the end of the previous month.