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AHS refuses to negotiate full transfer agreement for Recovery Alberta

Update for Locals 054, 056, 057, 058, 095, Alberta Health Services General Support Services & Lamont Health Care Centre GSS

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 General Support Services Negotiating Team 

Local 054  

Charity Hill 

Christine Madigan (A) 

Local 056  

Juanita Cozicar 

Kristina Javorsky (A) 

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) 

AUPE Resource Staff 

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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