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AHS - GSS: Key issues identified, bargaining to begin this month

Update for Locals 054, 056, 057, 058, 095 and Lamont Health Care Centre GSS 

Feb 06, 2024

Update: Locals 054, 056, 057, 058, 095, Lamont Health Care Centre GSS

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You spoke, we listened. We now know the most important issues you want to see addressed in negotiations for your next collective agreement.
Your negotiating committee reviewed the bargaining surveys completed by AUPE members in General Support Services (GSS) at Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Lamont Health Care Centre. We are now preparing proposals based on that information.
The five key bargaining issues you identified were:

  • Pay increases;
  • Staffing levels/workload;
  • Job security;
  • Benefits; and
  • Mental Health Support.

A number of other concerns were identified in the surveys for which your negotiating team is developing proposals.
We have reached out to AHS and have obtained the following bargaining dates: 

  • Feb. 22 and 23, 2024: Initial exchange with the employer;
  • March 21, 22, 2024;
  • April 3, 4, 2024; and
  • April 25, 26, 2024.

Your negotiating team thanks all GSS members who submitted survey responses. It is only by working with you that we will be able to get a new contract that works for us all. 
We need you to stay involved and to support our bargaining efforts. Please contact members of the team using the emails listed below if you have questions, concerns or ideas. Please also stay tuned for new of other ways you can help your negotiating committee.
Your fellow AUPE members in nursing care at AHS are also entering bargaining. It’s important to build solidarity and to support each other in what will be a challenging round of bargaining. 
Between the two groups, we have more than 42,000 members. We are stronger when we work together. Negotiating teams from both groups will meet on Feb. 13. 


Local 054 
Charity Hill

Christine Madigan

Local 056 
Juanita Cozicar

Kristina Javorsky

Local 057 
Wendy Kicia

Janice Drader (A)

Local 058 
Dave Ibach

Marlin Meyer

Local 095 
Anna Silva

James Sullivan (A)

Lamont Health Care Centre 
Carol Palichuk

Sherri-Lee Berezanski (A)


Chris Dickson Lead Negotiator
Kate Robinson Negotiator

News Category

  • Bargaining updates


  • 054 - AHS Edmonton Zone GSS
  • 056 - AHS North Zone GSS
  • 057 - AHS Central Zone GSS
  • 058 - AHS Southern Zone GSS
  • 095 - AHS Calgary Zone GSS


  • Health care

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