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Cosmic Glow Bowling Night!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Glow bowling

Join AESES members, friends, and families for a fun evening of glow bowling, food, and prizes!!

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Billy Mosienko Lanes, 1136 Main Street (Lower level)
Cost: $9 per person

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Cost includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and pop!

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team after each of the three rounds. Winners can only win once during the night.

There are 60 spots available with six (6) people per team. Spots are not guaranteed without accompanying payment. Payment can be through an e-Transfer or cash (or cheque) dropped off at our office.

You can register individually or as a team. Individuals will be assigned to a team before the evening.

Pizza and pop will be offered buffet style, with the following selections: Cheese, Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Supreme (green pepper, onion, pepperoni), and Vegetarian (tomato, onion, green pepper). Additional food and beverages are available for purchase.

The registration deadline is 11:59 pm, March 20, 2024, or until all spots are gone.

Spots Remaining
There are 5 spots remaining out of 60 as of February 22, 4:30 pm.

Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

A brown lunch bag with the AESES logo on it.Join us for a discussion on issues and concerns faced by members, including clarification of collective agreement articles, your rights and the responsibilities of your employer. This is your opportunity to have your questions answered. Please bring your lunch. Registration is required.

Visit our registration page for dates and times.

Coldest Night of the Year Fundraising Walk 2024

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

Donate to Team AESES!

Back by popular demand, AESES will once again participate in the 2024 Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk on February 24. In 2023, nearly $1,200 was raised. Consider donating to Team AESES if you are able or share our donation page on social media with friends and coworkers. All funds raised will go to the St. Boniface Street Links organization.

To donate, visit the Team AESES page:

Members of Team AESES

AESES Children’s Christmas Party

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

It’s almost that time of year! The AESES Activities Committee is excited to announce the annual Children’s Christmas party.

Sunday, December 3, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 pm
University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
MPR, 220-224 UMSU University Centre

The registration deadline was October 30, 2023. No late registrations or walk-ups at the door will be accepted.

Are you looking to volunteer?
The Committee is also looking for volunteers to help during the event. Please visit this volunteer form to advise us that you want to volunteer.

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (October 2023)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Welcome to October! The leaves on the trees seem to be changing colours and dropping to the ground, just like the newest issues of insideAESES that just dropped.

Before you start raking the leaves (or wait a little longer for them to blow away), grab a pumpkin-spiced beverage and take a few moments to read about:

  • A message from AESES president Chris McCann
  • Registration opens for the Children’s Christmas Party
  • How workplace safety incidents are handled
  • The final 50 for 50 Contest for October
  • New AESES appointments
  • Save the dates for our upcoming Fall Education Seminars

View the October issue and previous ones here.

Come Celebrate with Us on June 10th!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

The countdown is on to our 50th Anniversary Social!

Join us on Saturday, June 10 at the Norwood Community Centre for food, fun, prizes and a whole lot more!

There are only a limited number of tickets available, and they will not be sold at the door. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Buy your tickets here!

Confederation of Canadian Unions Affiliate Report – October 2022

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

AESES President Chris McCann and Vice President (The University of Winnipeg) Meagan Michaluk

AESES thanks the Confederation of Canadian Unions for inviting us to Vancouver, British Columbia, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Musqueam), Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  

AESES members live and work on Treaty 1 Territory and Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit. 

We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration. 

Acknowledging this truth is important, yet only a small part of cultivating strong relationships with Indigenous communities.

People in Manitoba recently were made very aware of the consequences of those harms and mistakes of the past as the tragic events at James Smith Cree Nation unfolded.  Over the four days where the suspects remained at large, everyone in the prairies received multiple emergency alert messages per day in case the suspects had fled to the neighbouring provinces.

This tragic event that occurred last month is an example of the harms and mistakes of the past.  The Chief of James Smith Cree Nation has called for funding for on reserve addictions treatment centres.  If we want to remain true to the words of our Land Acknowledgement statements we need to ensure we hear community leaders when they say need help with the harms caused by drug and alcohol addiction.  When they tell us of potential solutions we need to support and amplify their message.  We need to make sure everyone sees the connections from the harms of the past and the tragedies of today.   

 At The University of Winnipeg AESES Members have ratified a new contract with 88% of members voting in favour of acceptance.  This contract included important financial gains that attempt to recognize the impact of inflation has had and importantly is structured in ways that includes increases that are specifically precluded by the Conservative Governments Public Service Sustainability Act.  This shows that laws forcing “austerity” can be overcome with continued pressure and persistence.  Let us make sure the lesson learned here is not that governments can force austerity but that when we challenge it, we can win. 

Both Universities, even with the return to full, in person classes, are going forward with Flexible Work and Remote Work programs.  Our members value the expansion of this way of working and AESES continues to monitor and advocate for our members that these policies are available fairly to all members. 

This past Labour Day AESES President Chris McCann and Vice President (University of Winnipeg) Meagan Michaluk represented both AESES and the CCU at the Labour Day Parade.  Hundreds of people representing many unions marched from our Legislature through  Winnipeg’s downtown streets to a family picnic held in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park. 

On September 25th, AESES was able to host our Volunteer Appreciation Brunch after a 3 year delay.  We recognized members for their dedicated service to our union and presented pins for 5, 10 and 15 years of union service. We had the sad duty of recognizing the passing of long time board and executive member Keith Travis earlier this year and in 2020 AESES lost Past-President Wayne Pucci.  He became active within our union shortly after AESES only strike in 1975 and served as President for 20 years until 1999.  Both Wayne and Keith will be missed. 

AESES will be celebrating 2023 with the 50th Anniversary of our initial certification as a bargaining unit. We have started preparing activities to recognize this milestone. On December 9 we will kick off the celebrations with a Holiday Open House at the Union Office. This date marks exactly 50 years from when workers organized “study sessions” and talks began about forming our union. We have several activities planned including a famous “Manitoba Social” on Saturday June 10th, 2023.  We hope to see you there. 

AESES wishes all our sisters and brothers at CCU Affiliates a fantastic fall and reminds you to take time for yourself. This pandemic still has its challenges and is  still very present in our lives. We all deserve a chance to disconnect from work and enjoy time with our families and friends. 

In Solidarity, 

Gloria Saindon 
Executive Vice-President, AESES 

AESES’ Open House on Campus

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Join AESES for chats, treats, prizes and a special gift for you!

We are bringing our open house to you! Help continue our anniversary celebrations, and join us for a meet and greet on campus!

Do you have any union-related questions you would like answered? Bring your questions and chat with the AESES Labour Relations Team. While you are there, meet with a few local Board Representatives that will be on hand and put faces to their names.

Gather up a few co-workers and drop by to enjoy a few tasty snacks, and enter to win some great prizes, like $50 gift cards to help combat rising grocery prices! Members will also receive a limited-edition gift to commemorate our 50 years. This event is the perfect chance to connect with other AESES members on campus and the AESES Business Office!

Thank you to the over 250 members that we met during the six open houses!


These are the dates and locations AESES will be on campus:

University of Manitoba – Bannatyne Campus

  • March 8, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, A106, Chown Building
  • March 9, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, A106, Chown Building

The University of Winnipeg

  • March 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 3C12 (Centennial Hall)
  • March 23, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 3C12 (Centennial Hall)

University of Manitoba – Fort Garry Campus

  • March 28, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 543-544 UMSU University Centre
  • March 29, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 543-544 UMSU University Centre

Make sure to mark your calendars. We cannot wait to see you there!



Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer bursaries for AESES dependents at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.