AUPE asked Albertans to sign letters to their members of the legislature saying they wanted the legislature to pass new laws that would guarantee the rights of all workers to fair and comprehensive collective bargaining. Faced with a deterioration in the financial situation, the AUPE executive convened a special meeting in July 1994 to aim for a temporary increase in contributions to 1.5%. The resolution was rejected with one voice and the 1994 congress had to be postponed. Privatization by the government continued in many departments, although AUPE managed to push back against a plan to privatize provincial prisons. Among the historical milestones of the CSA are: pensions in 1923. Group life insurance 1934. 1947 Check-off of contributions. Mileage in 1948. A 40-hour week in 1955. .