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AHS refuses to negotiate full transfer agreement for Recovery Alberta

Update for Locals 041, 043, 044, 045, 046, AHS Nursing Care

Jul 10, 2024

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The Government of Alberta is preparing regulations and legislation for Recovery Alberta, a new mental health and addictions organization, that is scheduled to begin operations later this year. Some AHS employees will be transferred from AHS to Recovery Alberta as a result. 

However, the Government and AHS are currently refusing to grant AUPE members the right to choose whether to continue working for AHS or transfer to Recovery Alberta, despite granting other AHS employees this choice. 

The government and AHS are imposing these changes on us in the middle of bargaining. AUPE members will fight this at the bargaining table. Standing together for our rights at the table – and taking action to support our negotiating team – is the best chance we have to get what we deserve. 

AUPE will also continue to press for AHS members to be given the choice to be laid off and later recalled, if that is what members prefer. 

AUPE believes the Government can easily make these changes and is confident more pressure at the bargaining table and from the membership can yield a better offer from the employer. 

All AUPE members must stand together in bargaining to stop our employers from playing games like this and ensure everyone is treated with the same rights and respect on the job. 

Please contact a member of your negotiating team if you have any questions. 

AHS Nursing Care Negotiating Team 

Local 041 

Christine Vavrik  

Mellissa Bremner (alt) 

Local 043   

Sandy Miller   

Jennifer Power (alt) 

Local 044 

Marg Miller 

Jesse Philp (alt) 

Local 045 

Nancy Burton 

Angela Smyth (alt)   

Local 046 

Marty Roy 

Heather Stewart (alt) 


Kate Robinson, Lead Negotiator 

Chris Dickson, Negotiator 


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