There are 405 Associated members who are spouses and children of Ordinary members as they are above 12 years of age and not eligible for Ordinary membership of the AUPE.
To discourage free ridership, both the NTUC and the AUPE offer significant non-collective bargaining benefits which constitute the only benefits package to General Branch Union members.
Hence, the AUPE has lost membership due to restructuring in the public sector.
According to the website of the AUPE, the mission of the AUPE is to aim to be a proactive and vibrant public sector union, safeguarding al all times the interests of its members, improving the standard of living and quality of life.
Definition of Employee in the Industrial Relations Act In order for the AUPE to organize civil servants to join the union, the class of civil servants must be gazetted as employees according to the Industrial Relations Act.
However, AUPE was unhappy over this matter for two reasons.
Their second claim was that there were ongoing meetings with AUPE officers after Bill 41 was originally drafted.
Given the government manipulations and deception surrounding the task force, the claims by the provincial treasurer and other government members in the legislature of extensive and ongoing consultations with AUPE about Bill 41 must be viewed as legitimization rhetoric that misrepresents the nature of the process.
For example, while the provincial treasurer talked about the various meetings with AUPE following the task force report and the preliminary drafting of Bill 41, by their own descriptions of the meetings, these were very much a matter of reporting government decisions already made and not any form of consultation or seeking of advice.
For instance, referring to a meeting with the premier and select cabinet members with senior members of AUPE, Leitch said "At that meeting the government made very clear its intention to introduce and pass legislation this spring implementing the recommendations of the government members of the task force.
The PSERA did not reflect any concessions by the Lougheed government to their employees or their union, the AUPE.
, head, Guy Smith, said : 'Yesterday at the Edmonton Remand Centre our members were taunted by the Deputy Solicitor General in the morning muster.