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Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (June 2021)

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Can you believe it? June is here. Whether you are a gardener, camper, sports star or backyard enthusiast, it’s time to get outside!

But before you slather on the sunscreen and head outside, take a few minutes and read the latest edition of insideAESES. Inside this issue:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President, including AESES Honourary Life Memberships, Dedicated Service Awards, and Years of Service Awards recipients.
  • Vacation entitlement clarification
  • Ongoing union and member grievances
  • AESES AGM Recap

View the June issue and previous ones here.

Wellness Resources

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Drawn person sitting along on rock.

AESES maintains a wellness resource with helpful links to support members’ well-being & mental health. If you need to talk, please reach out to a friend, family member or a professional.

Visit our Wellness Resources page for more information.

AESES Virtual Backgrounds

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Are you looking to show support and solidarity with AESES while on your virtual meeting?

Whether you are working from your office or your home office, you now have AESES ready-to-use virtual backgrounds for Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Cisco Webex.

View the collection here.

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (April 2021)

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Welcome to April, blown in like a tornado!!!

No April foolin’ here. It’s time for the latest edition of insideAESES. Grab a refreshing iced tea on the rocks (don’t forget the mini umbrella!) and have a read. Inside this issue:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President
  • AESES AGM registration and Annual Report details
  • Information about when overtime should apply
  • Ongoing union and member grievances
  • CCU/CSC Executive Board Meeting Report
  • Letter from Jamie Moses, MLA for St. Vital

View the April issue and previous ones here.

Working During the Pandemic Survey Results Now Available

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Starting in mid-December 2020, AESES invited members from the University of Manitoba (UM) and The University of Winnipeg (UW) to complete a short, anonymous survey about their working conditions during the pandemic.

The 1,161 responses identified that most UM and UW members face similar struggles with their current working situations and environments. A majority of members shared that their mental health has deteriorated to some extent during the pandemic. With most members working from home, the line between work and home life seems to be blurring and appears to be causing concerns.

AESES will be scheduling meetings with both universities’ administration to share our members’ difficulties and advocate on your behalf for better support and direction resulting from your responses.

View the complete results here.

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (February 2021)

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Happy February!

As you patiently wait for tomorrow when a furry rodent predicts when spring will start, spend a few minutes today reading the first insideAESES newsletter of 2021. Inside this issue:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President
  • AGM date and information
  • Upcoming member education seminars
  • Ongoing union and member grievances
  • Steps to submit your job for classification review
  • Learn about vacation carry over
  • Introduction of the AESES Diversity Committee
  • CCU/CSC bursary winners

View the February issue and previous ones here.

Have a great week, and stay safe!

Happy holidays and office closure

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Log cabin in a snowglobe with snow falling with an AESES mailbox outside.

From our bubble to yours, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings. Enjoy the holiday season and all the best for 2021!

From the AESES Business Office staff: Laurie, Lisa, Lorne, Colleen, Judy, Blair, and Joey

Please note that the AESES Business Office will be closed from December 23 at noon through January 4, 2021. We will reopen on January 5, 2021.


Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (December 2020)

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Happy December!

We’re almost through 2020, and what a year it has been!

Grab a woolly (or cotton or polyester blend) blanket, get comfy and spend a few minutes reading the last insideAESES newsletter of the year. Inside you’ll find:

  • A message from Laurie Morris, AESES President
  • 2021 proposed budget
  • How to handle workload concerns
  • New AESES appointments
  • AESES supporting local unions
  • Member resources and benefits
  • Ongoing union and member grievances

View the December issue and previous ones here.

One last thing, we know that things can be a little bit rough during the holidays, and the pandemic has added increased stress and unknowns into the mix. If you are a member (or know of a member) currently in financial hardship, please apply or encourage them to apply to COVID-19 Assistance Fund. The last deadline to apply before the break is December 11 at noon.

Have a safe and happy holiday season to you and yours, till next year.

November 20, 2020 Update: AESES-UM Bargaining Process

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Please visit our AESES-UM Bargaining page for up to date information.

Learn About Your Union’s Activities and Financials: AESES’ 2019 Annual Report

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The past 6 months have certainly brought about many, many changes, which we’ve had to adapt to. In fact, back in March we were inconspicuously planning our Annual General Meeting for April, preparing to meet in-person as a membership, to review our financials and committee reports from 2019/the previous year. Since that time, the option of hosting our AGM continues to be contrary to current provincial recommendations for group gatherings. We will therefore not be holding an AGM meeting this year.

However, our annual report, which contains copies of all committee reports for 2019 as well as 2019’s audited financial statements, is being made available to our AESES members. The document (a PDF file) can be accessed by all members via the secure Members’ Only area of the AESES website. If you have not previously signed up to access the Members’ Only section, simply click on the ‘Request an Account’ link in the right-hand column of the webpage. You will then be asked to fill out your full name, work email address, and employee number as part of the registration process.

If anyone has questions related to the annual report or otherwise, please direct them to the AESES Business Office via

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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