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Questions regarding AESES-UM members’ pay rates and retroactive pay

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The new rates for 2022-2023 are now in effect, as you may have seen on your upcoming pay stub for Friday, May 20, 2022. Now that these new rates are in effect, the University of Manitoba can begin calculating the retroactive pay going backwards from the date the new rates came into effect.

AESES cannot confirm when the retroactive pay (and parking fee reimbursement, if applicable) will be coming. It could arrive within the next couple of pay periods, depending on how long it takes the University to make the calculations for members. If you have a specific question or want more information, please contact the AESES Business Office.

AESES 2022-2024 Executive Council

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

At the May 2022 AESES Board of Representatives meeting, the Executive Council was elected to serve you for a two-year term.

AESES 2022-2024 Executive Council

President | Chris McCann, IST – Computer/Network Services (UM)
Executive Vice-President | Gloria Saindon, Registrar’s Office (UM)
Vice-President (Fort Garry) | Gloria Saindon, Registrar’s Office (UM)
Vice-President (Bannatyne) | Melissa Blonjeaux, Internal Medicine (UM)
Vice-President (UW) | Meaghan Michaluk, Faculty of Education (UW)
Secretary | Karen Simpson, Psychiatry (UM)
Treasurer | Will Christie, IST – Computer/Network Services (UM)

UM Contract Administrator | Chris McCann (UM)
UW Contract Administrator | Joan Duesterdiek (UW)

AESES-UM Vote Results

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Today, April 28, 2022, the AESES-UM Component held a ballot vote to accept or reject the University’s contract offer.

The result of the vote is as follows:


FOR ACCEPTANCE: 1,122 (78.7%)
FOR REJECTION: 304 (21.3%)

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (April 2022)

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Welcome to the first week of April! How about that wind?

There is a lot to share in this issue of insideAESES, including:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President, including a note of thanks and farewell
  • AESES AGM registration and Annual Report details
  • Details how salary is determined for internal applicants
  • Information about the 2021-2022 UM Employees Scholarship
  • A letter from Janet Sealey, UM Retirees Association President
  • Ongoing union and member grievances

View the April issue and previous ones here.

Have a great month, and stay safe!

AESES Annual General Meeting – April 12, 2022

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Registration is open. We invite all of our signed union members to attend this year’s AESES Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The meeting will take place via videoconference using Zoom at 7:00 pm. Consider joining us!

AESES Spring Education Seminars – Register today!

Friday, March 11th, 2022

The AESES Education Committee would like to offer members six seminars to help you thaw into spring!

AESES Spring 2022 Education Seminars

  • Virtually Explore the Canadian Museum for Human Rights | Saturday, April 9, 1:30 – 2:45 pm
  • Overview of Classification Administration | Monday, April 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Full
  • Overview of Classification Administration | Monday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Full
  • Both Sides Now with Lara Rae | Thursday, April 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Full
  • Hip Hop Dance Class (In-person) | Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 – 8:00 pm- Full
  • Jigging and Spoon Playing (In-person) | Thursday., May 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Intro to Guitar (In-person) | Saturday, June 4, 1:00 – 2:30 pm – Full

All seminars will be conducted online (unless noted) and have limited capacity. AESES will be accepting registrations up to one week before the seminar (unless full or otherwise noted).

Visit our registration page to learn more and to register.

AESES Celebrates International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

silhouette of a woman superimposed on a sunsetToday, March 8, the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. This day showcases women’s contributions and highlights the progress toward gender equality.

The international theme for 2022 is “Break The Bias.” Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality.

AESES celebrates and supports the contributions of women in our membership, the workforce and ongoing labour movements. They are standing up for improved working conditions, increased gender equality, and making their voices heard!

Separately we are strong, and together we are stronger. Let us celebrate today the efforts of the past, current and future generations of women and the push for equal rights for everyone.


Message of Support for Ukraine

Friday, February 25th, 2022

a heart in the colours of UkraineAs Manitobans, we watch from across the globe as the situation unfolds in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with members of the Ukrainian community locally and abroad, and we stand with them in support.

AESES has always stood for democracy and fair treatment of workers and their families. The unprovoked nature of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is entirely brutal and unjustified, and millions of workers and their families will have their lives forever changed.

Unions are historically anti-war, and war is never the answer. Lives are lost, and loved ones will never come back home. AESES condemns the acts of violence that Russia is perpetrating against the people of Ukraine.

AESES sympathizes with our members who have family in Ukraine and are anxious about their wellbeing. If you need support, please reach out to a professional or contact the AESES Business Office to learn about the options you might have with your employer.

In solidarity and peace,

Laurie R. Morris


Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (February 2022)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Happy February! Wow, what a blizzard!

Before you head out to shovel the latest dump of snow, spend a few minutes reading the first insideAESES newsletter of 2022. Inside you’ll find:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President
  • Call for volunteers for AESES committees
  • Details about your sick leave entitlement
  • Save the dates for the Annual General Meeting and Education Seminars
  • Call for nominations for AESES Board Representatives
  • Diversity and inclusion resources
  • Ongoing union and member grievances

View the February issue and past issues here.

Have a great week, and stay safe!

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (December 2021)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Welcome to December! The snow has arrived, and before you realize it, the calendar will have flipped over to 2022.

Grab a tall glass of egg nog and take a few minutes to read the latest edition of insideAESES. Inside this issue, you will find:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President, including an update about the PSSA
  • More about the definition of “flex” time
  • A report about the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) convention
  • 50th Anniversary planning
  • Ongoing union and member grievances
  • The 2022 proposed budget

View the December issue and previous ones here.

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.

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