Move will result in loss of 20 jobs in 3 cities
Earlier this week, ATB Financial advised members and AUPE that it was permanently closing ten branches, resulting in the job abolishment and permanent layoff of 11 members in Calgary and four in Edmonton. A member in Grande Prairie has been laid off, while one member in Calgary, two in Edmonton, and one in Grande Prairie will be spared layoff through redeployment.
The locations closing in Calgary are Douglas Glen, Walden, Creekside, Rocky Ridge, and West Spring. In these branches, four Customer Service Rep (CSR) and eight Sr. CSR positions will be abolished as of March 31, 2021.
The Grande Prairie Southview location will close permanently on March 31, 2021, resulting in the abolishment of two Customer Service Rep (CSR) positions.
In Edmonton, the permanent closures will be at Millcreek, South Common, Kenyon, and Hawkstone. In these branches, two Customer Service Rep (CSR), three Sr. CSR and one Customer Coordinator/Greeter positions will be abolished as of March 31, 2021.
Members affected will receive severance allowance as set out in Article 29 of the Collective Agreement. They will also receive a lump sum payment to assist with retraining, career counselling or job search support.
If members wish to continue their group benefits coverage beyond their layoff date, they can find out more information here.
Many of these members worked at ATB Financial for over a decade, and one for more than twenty-five years since when it was called Alberta Treasury Branches. We know that any job loss is devastating, but that it’s particularly difficult right now. If members need assistance understanding the terms of their separation, please call the Member Resource Centre at 1-800-232-7284, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.