Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
The Employer will not contract out services that will result in the loss of Permanent encumbered Bargaining Unit positions without meaningful consultation and discussion with the Union.
The Union shall be provided at least ninety (90) days’ notice prior to when the final decision is required. Lesser notice may be provided when urgent issues rapidly emerge.
The Employer agrees that it will disclose to the Union the nature of and rationale for the initiative, scope and potential impacts on Employees and any anticipated timeframe for the initiative.
During the consultation the Parties shall discuss the reasons for and possible alternatives to the contracting out initiative including efforts to maximize the use of Bargaining Unit Employees by examining potential retraining and redeployment opportunities.
The Union may at any point ask to discuss with the Employer, services that are currently contracted out for specified work. Upon such a request the Employer agrees to entertain and give serious consideration to submissions and rationale from the Union based on an identified interest for specific work where the Union feels the Bargaining Unit may be better able to perform those services.
The application of the processes in this Article are subject to the Grievance Procedure in Article 29. The outcome of the process in this Article is not subject to the Grievance Procedure.