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Join Us for Our Members’ Day Lunch

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Nutritionists still say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so important that is why we are serving it during our Members’ Day lunches.

Join us for the 2024 AESES Members’ Day Lunches for your second breakfast of the day with mini pastries, scrambled eggs, pan-fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit and juices, coffee and tea.

University of Manitoba – Bannatyne Campus

  • May 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pm and 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    Buhler Atrium

    The deadline to register is April 24, 2024

The University of Winnipeg

  • May 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm and 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    Riddell Hall

    The deadline to register: May 1, 2024

University of Manitoba – Fort Garry Campus

  • May 21, 12:00 – 1:00 pm and 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    MPR, UMSU University Centre

    The deadline to register: May 8, 2024
Register here!

Impact on AESES-UW Members – UW Cyber Attack

Monday, April 8th, 2024

An email was sent to AESES-UW members on Saturday, April 6, 2024:

To: All AESES-UW Members,

We understand this is a very concerning and unsettling situation for our AESES-UW members.

As The University of Winnipeg informed the community last week of a cyber attack, we just learned on April 4 about the extent of the incident. According to the information provided by the University, this cyber attack occurred in the week before March 24, 2024, which resulted in the unauthorized retrieval and theft of personal and financial data. This data belongs to students and employees (current and former) dating back to 2003. The University is still investigating the full scope of the breach and which groups were affected. In the interim, law enforcement and the Manitoba Ombudsman have been notified. AESES is encouraged by the steps the University has taken in response to the attack and any mitigation required.

We have consulted with our lawyers, Meyers LLP, and are following up with their recommendations. This also includes exploring consulting with cybersecurity professionals for additional guidance.

As a precautionary measure, the University is providing two years of credit monitoring service to those likely affected. Codes and instructions for enrolling will be sent out directly from the University via email and mail. Please visit the FAQ page ( for up-to-date information or call the dedicated support line (204-786-9325 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm) if you have immediate concerns.

Although we don’t have any more details than what has already been provided by the University, we are here for our members. If you have concerns or know you have been directly affected by the breach, please call us at 204-949-5200 or email

Take care.


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.

Help Shape the Future of AESES Member Communications

Friday, March 15th, 2024

AESES is looking to improve their communications with members. To help us do this, we need to know more about you, our members. Your feedback is valuable to ensure we use the most effective channels to engage with you. As a thank you, after submitting the survey, you have the option to enter a draw for a chance to win an AESES-branded laptop backpack.

A link to a survey was sent to members on March 15. If you didn’t receive it, please send an email to to request it. The survey closes on April 15, 2024.

Thanks for your help in shaping the future of AESES member communications!

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!

AESES Celebrates International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2024

March 8, the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. This day showcases women, girls, and female-identifying persons’ contributions and highlights the progress toward gender equality. 

The international theme for 2024 is “Inspire Inclusion.” When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

AESES celebrates and supports the contributions of women and female-identifying persons’ in our membership, the workforce and ongoing labour movements. They are standing up for improved working conditions, equal pay, increased gender equality, and making their voices heard! Separately, we are strong, but together we are stronger.


Happy International Women's Day!

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.

Nominations to the AESES Board of Representatives – District 51

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

District 51
Alumni Affairs; Biology; Chemistry; Classics; Collegiate; Faculty of Education; Faculty Of Science; Global College; Gov’t, Indigenous, Community Affairs; Faculty of Graduate Studies; Human Resources; Health & Safety Office; Campus Sustainability Office; Indigenous Studies; I.U.S.; Rhetoric, Writing & Communications; Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre
The University of Winnipeg

The Electoral and Districting Committee wishes to announce that, during the recent by-election in District 51, no nominations were received for the position of Member of the Board of Representatives representing District 51.

Please note that in the February insideAESES newsletter there was a call for nominations for the new term of the Board starting in May, any members desiring nomination to this position can still submit a nomination by the deadline date of Thursday, February 29, 2024.

View the February issue and previous ones here.


Are you interested in representing a different district on the AESES Board of Representatives?
If so, please visit our Board of Representatives page to learn more.

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.