Bargaining resumes with OH&S conversations
Your General Support Services negotiating team met with AHS on January 20 and 21 to resume bargaining. This was the first time we had met since October of last year.
We did not sign off on any Articles during these meetings, but that does not mean we didn’t make any progress. Our conversations were positive, and it is encouraging to see the employer act more respectfully at the bargaining table.
We spent most of the time talking about Article 11, Health and Safety. This is an extremely important area of concern for members not just because of the ongoing pandemic, but for reasons like violence against staff which predate COVID-19.
Your team reminded the employer of the importance of workers exercising our rights in the workplace. We will continue pushing for improvements to our collective agreement that help keep all of us safe as we provide the health care services Albertans depend on.
Next bargaining meetings
Our next bargaining dates are scheduled for January 31 and February 17. We have also requested future meeting dates from the employer so we can carry on with bargaining at a good pace, without delay.
Please contact your negotiating team representatives or AUPE resource staff members if you have any questions.
AHS GSS Negotiating Team
Julie Woodford - firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Hill (A) - email@example.com
Tammy Lanktree – firstname.lastname@example.org
Juanita Cozicar (A) – email@example.com
Wendy Kicia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Drader (A) – email@example.com
Anton Schindler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Ibach (A) - email@example.com
James Sullivan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Silva (A) – email@example.com
Lamont Health Care Centre GSS
Jessica Kroeker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Palichuk - email@example.com
AUPE Resource Staff for AHS GSS
Chris Dickson, Lead Negotiator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Rattray, Negotiator - email@example.com
Kate Robinson, Negotiator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Noble, Edmonton-North Organizer – email@example.com
Margaret Kapuwa, Central Organizer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Delorme, Communications - email@example.com