Representatives from across the health care sector met in Edmonton for AUPE’s annual health sector bargaining conference to discuss developments in the industry and strategies for bargaining.
Your bargaining committee met with the employer Sept. 16, 17 and 18 in Edmonton to continue negotiations for your next collective bargaining agreement.
Our employees – who are 83 per cent female with an average full-time equivalent of 0.6 – are a very diverse group ranging from hard-to-recruit vocations to some of the lower-paid professionals in the health-care industry. We need an agreement that reflects these diversities and treats all staff with the value and worth they deserve.
Your bargaining committee met on Sept. 15 at AUPE headquarters to review survey results and to finish the preparation of our ingoing bargaining proposals.
Premier Jim Prentice announced Friday that Michener Centre in Red Deer will stay open for those who wish to stay. After a long battle to keep the home open, the Keep Michener Open team took time to celebrate in Red Deer. Pictured (L to R) David Eggen, NDP MLA; Lee Kvern, family advocate, Bill Lough, President of the Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Centre; Kerry Towle, Wildrose MLA; Carrie-Lynn Rusznak, AUPE Vice President and Jason Heistad, AUPE Executive Secretary Treasurer.