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AESES Spring Education Seminars – Some Change of Dates

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

The AESES Education Committee would like to offer members seminars to attend this spring!

AESES Spring 2024 Education Seminars

  • Gym Tour – UM – Fort Garry Campus | Thur., June 13, 12:10 – 12:40 pm, 1:00 – 1:50 pm
  • Overview of Classification Administration (Virtual) | Mon., June 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • The Truth About Credit | Tue., June 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (date change)
  • Gym Tour – UM – Bannatyne Campus | Wed., June 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (date change)
  • Gym Tour and Yoga – The University of Winnipeg | Thur., June 20, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Find out more here!

Invitation for AESES Members to Purchase Discounted Tickets to the Winnipeg Goldeyes Game on June 21

Friday, May 31st, 2024

The AESES Activities Committee purchased 100 discounted tickets to the Winnipeg Goldeyes versus Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks game.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: Game starts at 7:00 pm
Location: Blue Cross Park, One Portage Avenue East
Seating: Section P
Cost: $15.00 / ticket

Click here to purchase.

See you at the game!

No foolin’, it’s April! Read the newest issue of insideAESES!

Monday, April 1st, 2024

insideAESES April 2024No foolin’, it’s April! Along with the change in the month, here’s the newest issue of insideAESES!

Grab a chocolate Easter egg and take a few moments to read this issue, which includes:

  • A message from AESES president Chris McCann
  • Cosmic Bingo Bowling Night recap
  • Questions about time-off entitlements for dealing with a family member’s death
  • A notice about the Member Communication Survey
  • Annual General Meeting details
  • Details about joining the UM Retirees Association
  • Information about the UM Employees Scholarship
  • Ongoing union and member grievances

View the April issue and previous ones here.

Upcoming AESES AGM – April 9

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

AESES 2023 AGM Annual Report CoverWe invite all our signed* union members to attend the 51st AESES Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The meeting will take place via videoconference using Zoom at 7:00 pm.

The AGM allows our executive team and committee chairs to review AESES financials with attendees, speak about the union’s activities, explain how our programs can benefit our membership, and preside over a question period.

Join us on April 9 to meet the people behind the decision-making process for spending your union dues and learn more about our programs and services. There will also be time for asking questions.

Special guest, the Honourable Renée Cable, Minister of Advanced Education and Training, will bring greetings from the Provincial government before our meeting.

Please visit our event page to learn more and to register for the AGM.


*Please note that only signed AESES members are permitted to participate in the AGM and vote on arising issues.

Virtual New AESES Members’ Meeting – April 3

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Virtual New Members’ Meeting on April 3 at 5:30 pm

If you started at the University of Manitoba or The University of Winnipeg in 2024 or 2023, please look for the invite sent to your work email on March 12. If you started before 2023 or didn’t receive the invite, and would like to attend, please send an email to to be invited.

This meeting is your chance to:

  • Understand your collective agreement and how it protects your rights as an employee.
  • Discuss the steps for filing grievances, thinking about reclassifications and navigating office concerns.
  • Learn about the services and supports that the AESES Business Office provides.
  • Meet President Chris McCann and the AESES Labour Relations team.
  • Explore exclusive member discounts and offers on everything from mobile plans, to travel, and electronics.
  • Get your questions answered!

Don’t miss this opportunity on April 3 at 5:30 pm to maximize your union membership!

Thanks to You, We Raised $1,800 for St. Boniface Street Links!

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Thank you!

Team AESES, a strong group of seven, took part in the February 24th fundraising walk and thanks to all of the supporters, raised $1,800 for St. Boniface Street Links. This eclipsed our 2023 total of $1,200. The “Coldest Night of the Year” was unseasonably warm, so the 5km walk around St. Boniface was delightful! We’ll see you next year, February 22, 2025!

There is still time if you want to give your support, donations are being collected till March 31, 2024.

The Coldest Night of the Year has raised over $13.4 Million Canada-wide!


Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions

Monday, February 26th, 2024

A brown lunch bag with the AESES logo on it.Join us for a general 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 meet the AESES Labour Team and your Board Reps, and to have your union-related questions answered. Feel free to bring your lunch. Registration is required.

Visit our registration page for dates and times.

Sold Out! 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.

 Thank you for your interest. All spots have been claimed! 


Spots Remaining
There are 0 spots remaining out of 60 as of February 23, 7:55 am.

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.

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.