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Changing World: Our Impact, Our Power

AUPE Labour School 2022 logo that says "Changing world: our impact, our power"

AUPE is planning to welcome 150 members from around Alberta to its 2022 annual Labour School.

AUPE’s Provincial Executive voted to move Labour School from March to November, to ensure the safety of participants during the pandemic:

Sunday, November 20 to Thursday, November 24, 2022
Jasper Park Lodge

Applications are now closed, and registrants have been selected and notified.

President's Message

Headshot of AUPE President Guy Smith

Greetings,

We have all seen the world changing around us in ways we could not have imagined a couple of years ago. The impact of the pandemic has affected us all and has severely restricted what we as a union do best – connect, engage, inspire and work together to take action to make life better for us as workers, our families and our communities.  

But it isn’t just the pandemic that is attacking our way of life, our collective security and our well-being. Here in Alberta, the government has undermined the entire province through it’s aggressive and ideological agenda. Workers, students, racialized and equity-seeking groups, rural communities, and average Albertans in general are all experiencing the negative effects of a government that only panders to corporations through job cuts, reduced spending, privatization, and creating social division and discontent.

This has to change! And it will. Albertans will take a stand and fight to take their province back. We as workers, through our collective power and impact, are an important part of this fight on our worksites and in our communities. That’s what this Labour School is all about: providing you with the knowledge, skills and training to not only recognize and understand your strength and solidarity; but how to use it to affect real change for the good of all.

Labour School is the highest level of union education AUPE offers to seasoned, and new, activists and leaders. I want you to think carefully about which of these courses will inspire you, challenge you, and propel you along your learning path to increase your activism and leadership on your worksite, with your fellow workers, and in your union.

In Solidarity,

Guy Smith President, AUPE