ANSWER: Direct government (“general service”) employees in AUPE (as opposed to those in other sectors, such as health or educational services) are divided into several locals on the basis of “community of interest.” Local 002 includes employees in administrative and program services jobs. This includes most jobs requiring a university degree, with the exception of social workers, who are in Local 006. Each general service local has a separate subsidiary agreement specific to the work of that local; the subsidiary agreements include the pay grids and lists of the classifications included in that agreement. All general service employees are covered by the same Master Agreement. Together, the Master Agreement and Subsidiary Agreement compose the contract between the employees and the employer (the Government of Alberta).
If your job classification is included in Subsidiary Agreement 002, you are a member of Local 002.