After meeting with a provincially appointed mediator, your bargaining committee was able to reach a tentative agreement on all outstanding issues with Carewest on May 22, 2012.
Members will vote to accept or reject the tentative agreement. Voting will take place at the George Boyack Centre and Glenmore Park on June 13th, 2012. Exact location and times of vote will be posted at the locations next week.
EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees will launch a new TV advertisement Friday morning that will ask Albertans to help “stop the Park Place rip-off” at Hardisty Care Centre, a nursing home in East Edmonton.
EDMONTON – Park Place Seniors Living Inc. wasted tens of thousands of dollars yesterday in an effort to limit striker’s rights at the Hardisty Care Centre worksite, instead of spending the money on seniors care.
AUPE members at Devonshire Care Centre, a facility owned by B.C-based Park Place Seniors Living Inc., held an information rally on May 30 regarding the harmful bargaining tactics of their employer. The employer is refusing to offer staff at Devonshire the same health and wellness benefits they provide other staff who do the same work at other Park Place worksites. Click the link below to view a gallery of photos from the rally
Hardisty Care Centre employees Gagan Brar, Surinder Virdee, and Lorraine McCallum stand with Alberta NDP MLAs Rachel Notley and David Eggen on May 28. The members were introduced by NDP leader Brian Mason to the Legislature that day, and Notley questioned Human Services Minister Dave Hancock and Health Minister Horne about the issues surrounding the ongoing labour dispute. Click the link below to download the relevant portion of the Hansard.
Local 046 Council met at AUPE headquarters on May 25. Local 046 represents Auxiliary Nursing Care employees of Alberta Health Services in the Edmonton region.
AUPE won four awards and received one honourable mention at the annual Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards on May 25. The awards spanned work from op-ed pieces in the newspaper to television ads, all produced by AUPE’s Communications department in 2011.
The president of Alberta’s largest union welcomed the Redford government’s plan to help first responders affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but warned it’s only a first step.
Employees and supporters gathered outside Monterey Place Assisted Living in northeast Calgary for an information picket on May 28. The employer’s delaying tactics have resulted in frozen wages and benefits for more than two years, and pay at Monterey Place is already well below industry standard, despite the employer, Triple A Living Communities, receiving funding from Alberta Health Services to pay nursing wages at the same level as those in the AHS collective agreement.
AUPE Provincial Executive member Hal Griffith joined the Teamsters on the picket line in Red Deer on May 26. The employees of CP Rail are on strike, with the outstanding issues being work rules, fatigue management, and pensions. Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt is expected to table back-to-work legislation today.