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Registration Deadline: AESES Education Seminars

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

This is the final week to register for one of the exciting education seminars we have lined up for the spring months, prior to the February 22nd deadline. Some are already full to capacity, but for those that still have spots available, don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the following classes:

  • Build Your Own Salad Bowl – Thursday, March 14. 6:30-9:00pm. $5 for members. 7 spots remaining. (Learn to make tasty all-in-one salad bowls with veggies, whole grains, pulses, and homemade dressings, for delicious, affordable, healthy meals.)
  • Presentation: A History of Winnipeg’s Ukrainian Labour Temple – Tuesday, April 16. 6:30-8:30pm. Free for members. 20 spots remaining. (Discover and learn more about The Ukrainian Labour Temple. A beautiful building with a vibrant history. Built in 1919, it was a community and cultural meeting place as well as a symbol of social optimism and opportunity.)
  • Spin Into Spring: Cycle Express Class – Wednesday, April 24. 7:00-8:00pm. Free for members. 8 spots remaining. (Kick your regular workout routine into high gear while riding to the beat of energy infused music. You will learn the proper cycle set-up, basic cycling techniques and then enjoy a ride that will include a variety of class styles from intervals to the real-road.)
  • A Lesson in Still Life Drawing – Saturday, May 4. 2:00-4:30pm. $5 for members. 6 spots remaining. (We all started out as artists when we were children. Finding a still life composition to draw is just the beginning. Join in and wake your inner artist drawing skills.)

If interested, complete the online registration form by indicating your preferences, submit it along with payment to the AESES Office via interdepartmental mail, and then prepare to be impressed by your own new-found skills. Happy learning!

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (February 2019)

Friday, February 1st, 2019

February’s issue of ‘insideAESES’ is printed and ready for your reading pleasure. This edition of ‘insideAESES’ features valuable articles related to:

  • Save the Date: AESES AGM
  • Can You Tell Me? Under Which Circumstances are Overtime Hours Paid vs. Banked?
  • 2019 AGM Agenda
  • Contract Admin
  • New Faces
  • UM Employee Spotlight – Jasmine Brar
  • Learning Lessons and Gaining Knowledge
  • AESES Appointments

Click on the following link to become informed about everything AESES related – February 2019 insideAESES newsletter

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Learn and Play: AESES Education Seminars

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Interested in participating in this spring’s education seminars? Fill out the online registration form and submit it to the AESES Office (via interdepartmental mail), along with your payment, prior to the February 22nd deadline. We’ve got a wonderful bunch of learning opportunities on offer:

Build your Own Salad Bowl – Thursday, March 14.  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn to make tasty all-in-one salad bowls with veggies, whole grains, pulses, and homemade dressings, for delicious, affordable, healthy meals.  (20 participants maximum)

How to Create Tasty East Indian Cuisine – Tuesday, March 19.  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Our presenter, Dr. Nandita Selvanathan, will focus on these three items: 
Navrattan Korma: A mildly spiced curry that contains approximately nine (Navrattan means nine jewels) key ingredients. It often displays a flavour of subtle taste with the addition of cashews or almonds. 
Naan: There are many places that make leavened breads, but only in India can you find over 25 different Naans. Learn the basics, so that you can make this part of your feast.
Coconut Chutney: A chutney that is best tasted when fresh. A very unique and subtle way to experience a condiment or side dish. (10 participants maximum)

Introduction to the Ukulele (hands on) – Wednesday, April 3.  7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Ukulele playing. Learn some chords and develop strumming patterns to make your own unique music. Instruments will be provided to each person. (20 participants maximum)

A History of Winnipeg’s Ukrainian Labour Temple – Tuesday, April 16.  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Discover and learn more about The Ukrainian Labour Temple. A beautiful building with a vibrant history. Built in 1919, it was a community and cultural meeting place as well as a symbol of social optimism and opportunity. (35 participants maximum)

Spin into Spring:  Cycle Xpress Class – Wednesday, April 24.  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kick your regular workout routine into high gear while riding to the beat of energy infused music. You will learn the proper cycle set-up, basic cycling techniques and then enjoy a ride that will include a variety of class styles from intervals to the real-road. Outdoor shoes are not allowed in the studios and a UM Waiver for each individual must be brought with you to class. (20 participants maximum)

A Lesson in Still Life Drawing – Saturday, May 4.  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
We all started out as artists when we were children. Finding a still life composition to draw is just the beginning. Join in and wake your inner artist drawing skills. (15 participants maximum)

Seminars are intended for members and their significant others. All sessions are filled, based on when registrations and payments are received by the AESES Office.  Please note that as of 2018, AESES implemented a policy which requires that members be signed as union members in order to participate in our education seminars. If you are not yet signed (or aren’t sure), but are interested in attending, contact the AESES Office and we can have you fill out a membership form if needed.

Bowling & Bingo: Registration Time

Monday, January 14th, 2019

AESES is heading to the bowling alley on Saturday, February 9, 2019 for a few rounds of bingo bowling (of the ‘glow in the dark’ variety). Want to join us? If so, we will be meeting at Billy Mosienko Lanes, located at 1136 Main Street, for a 7:00pm start.

We have 10 lanes to fill, with a maximum of 60 bowlers. As it’s bingo bowling, all skill levels are welcome and will be cheered on. Consider signing on with a team of coworkers, with your spouse/partner, or show up on your own and meet some fellow AESES members.

The fee to play is $7/player, which not only includes the fun of bowling, shoe rental, potential elbow pain, chance to spot lint on your sweater, but also at least a slice of pizza and pop. Additional snacks and drinks (the alley is licensed) will be available for purchase through the bowling alley’s concession stand.

*Please note that this event is intended for AESES members and their spouses/partners only.

The deadline to receive registrations and payments is January 25th.  Complete the registration form here and submit it along with payment to the AESES office via interdepartmental mail:
•    At UM – Mail Room, Stores Building
•    At UW – Mail Room

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (December 2018)

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

December’s issue of ‘insideAESES’ is printed and ready for your reading pleasure. This edition of ‘insideAESES’ features valuable articles related to:

  • Bursary in Labour Studies
  • From the President’s Desk
  • 2019 Proposed Budget
  • Can You Tell Me? How Long of a Compassionate Care Leave am I Permitted to Take?
  • CCU Reflections
  • AESES Appointments
  • Contract Negotiations Update
  • UM Employee Spotlight – Rob Parker
  • CCU Bursary Recipients
  • New Faces
  • Cannabis Legislation & Work
  • Creating Pharmacare for All
  • Children Partying with Santa
  • Contract Admin

 

Click on the following link to become informed about everything AESES related – December 2018 insideAESES newsletter

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Awarded: John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

The first recipient of the John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies has been awarded $425 as financial support in their studies.

Student Ayomide Awosina is a student in the Labour Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba and qualified for this bursary, as recipients must have demonstrated a commitment to local union and/or labour issues and:

(1) be enrolled part-time or full-time in the second year of study or higher with a declared Major or Minor in Labour Studies in the Faculty of Arts;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Congratulations Ayomide!

This bursary was created in memory of John Urkevich, AESES’ long-serving Business Agent, who passed away in December 2015. John was a staunch supporter of union matters and a great asset to the AESES team over his long tenure with the organization, in both a volunteer and paid capacity.

Further contributions to the John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies can be made through UM’s online Front and Centre campaign page.

Retirement Planning at UM: Sign up for a Session

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

AESES-UM staff who plan to retire within the next five years and are also part of the University of Manitoba Pension Plan (1993), are invited to register for one of two upcoming retirement planning sessions being offered by UM’s Human Resources department.

Session speakers will provide information on the retirement planning process, UM’s pension plan and the pension benefit payout options available on retirement, government benefits, taxes, wills, estate planning, and retiree health benefits.

The November 13th session will be held at the Fort Garry campus, from 9:00am-3:00pm, in Room 142 of St. John’s College, with a light lunch served. Pre-registration is required and as there are only 20 seats available, we strongly encourage you to register here at your earliest convenience, if interested.

Similarly, the November 15th session will be held at the Bannatyne campus, in 164 Apotex, from 9:00am-3:00pm, with a light lunch served. Pre-registration is required. To attend, register here.

Note: There is extra room available if employees want to bring their partner to the session.

Presenting: John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies is now fully established and accepting contributions.

Approved by UM’s Senate in October, this bursary was created in memory of John Urkevich, AESES’ long-serving Business Agent, who passed away in December 2015. John was a staunch supporter of union matters and a great asset to the AESES team over his long tenure with the organization, in both a volunteer and paid capacity. Friends and family of John’s established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $10,000 back in 2016.

The purpose of this bursary fund is to provide financial support to UM Labour Studies students who have demonstrated a commitment to local union and/or labour issues.

Beginning in 2018-2019, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries to undergraduate students who:
(1) are enrolled part-time or full-time in the second year of study or higher with a declared Major or Minor in Labour Studies in the Faculty of Arts;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Contributions to the John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies can be made through UM’s online Front and Centre campaign page.

Fill Out Your Form: Children’s Christmas Party Registration

Friday, October 5th, 2018

It’s slowly nearing that time of year – the one involving good cheer, time off, great food, and the fireplace channel on TV! What this also means is that its that time of year when the AESES Office begins accepting registrations from those wishing to attend our annual AESES Children’s Christmas Party.

This year’s party details:
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Between 1:00 and 4:00pm
Location: University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus, in rooms 210-214 of the UMSU University Centre
Who can attend: AESES members, along with their dependent children who are aged 10 and younger, and a partner/spouse
Activities: Craft tables, games, bouncy structures, entertainment, and an appearance from Santa and his elves
Registration deadline: October 26, 2018

Complete the Event Registration Form and submit it to the AESES Office via:
Interdepartmental Mail to: UM – Mail Room / UW – Mail Room
Fax to: (204) 949-5215
Email to: aeses@aeses.ca

This celebration is intended for dependent children, as AESES covers the cost of the event. Food will be available for purchase for children over the age of 10 and adults, although the primary focus of the celebration is for those aged 10 and younger.

Please Note: Members who register for the event will receive a confirmation email and confirmation number from us, once the registration deadline has passed, and which will indicate that their family has been successfully registered. Members need to bring the confirmation number along to the party, for admittance. If you don’t have a confirmation number, that means we don’t have you registered to attend.

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (October 2018)

Monday, October 1st, 2018

October’s issue of ‘insideAESES’ is printed and ready for your reading pleasure. This edition of ‘insideAESES’ features valuable articles related to:

  • Partnership to Defend Public Services at Work
  • From the President’s Desk
  • Cheering for a Touchdown
  • Can You Tell Me? – May I Take Time Off to Deal with the Death of a Family Member?
  • Contract Admin
  • Seeking Feedback: Constitution & Bylaw Amendments
  • UM Employee Spotlight – Rachel Ines
  • New Faces
  • Contract Negotiations Update
  • AESES Appointments
  • Annual Party Celebrating AESES Children
  • AESES Scholarship Winners
  • Registration Form – AESES Children’s Christmas Party

Click on the following link to become informed about everything AESES related – October 2018 insideAESES newsletter

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Did you know

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

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer scholarships for AESES dependants 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.