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Bargaining Update: AHS GSS members tell AHS to get back to bargaining

Bargaining Update: AHS General Support Services, Locals: 054, 056, 057, 058, 095, and Lamont Health Care Centre GSS

Mar 19, 2021

AHS GSS negotiating team rejects MOA extension

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On March 12, Alberta Health Services (AHS) approached your General Support Services negotiating team and proposed we extend our Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which expires March 31, until June 30, 2021. 

Your team has rejected AHS’s proposal to extend the MOA. We are telling AHS we want to get back to the bargaining table. 

Our collective agreement expired on March 31, 2020. Since then, and since the pandemic began, we have agreed to delay bargaining in order to guarantee job security for members. 

But with this new proposal, AHS wants to extend job security and delay bargaining for just another three months. Your negotiating team believes GSS members deserve better than that. 

That’s why we rejected this offer.  

Where our power lies 

Our power comes from working together, collectively and in solidarity. The only way that we can win real gains—and prevent the losses that this government seeks to impose on us—is by getting organized and getting ready to fight. If we’re going to win a fair contract and protect the health care system that we keep running, then we need to act together. 

Make sure you receive all bargaining updates, as well as other major AUPE news. Create your own personal MyAUPE account if you have not already. You will need a MyAUPE account to participate in this year’s annual general meetings and elections, so be sure to sign up to get more involved in our union.   

Please talk to your negotiating team members or AUPE resource staff if you have any questions. Contact your Local’s negotiating representatives to see how you can get involved and make sure you and your co-workers are informed. We are here to support you! 

AHS GSS Negotiating Team   

Local 054
Julie Woodford -    
Charity Hill (A) -  

Local 056
Tammy Lanktree –  

Local 057
Darren Graham - 
Wendy Kicia (A) - 

Local 058
Anton Schindler - 
Dave Ibach (A) - 

Local 095
Stacey Ross -    
Dusan Milutinovic (A) -   

Lamont Health Care Centre GSS
Jessica Kroeker -   
Carol Palichuk -  

AUPE Resource Staff for AHS GSS   

Chris Dickson, Lead Negotiator -
Jason Rattray, Negotiator -
Darcy Thiessen, Organizer -
Farid Iskandar, Organizer -
Kate Jacobson, Organizer -
Alexander Delorme, Communications - 

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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