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Carewest: GSS virtual ratification scheduled for September 1

Update for Local 048 Chapters 008, 009, 010, 035 – General Support Services

Aug 15, 2023

Make sure your contact information is up to date!

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Virtual information meetings to discuss the tentative agreement will be held on September 1 via Microsoft Teams. To accommodate members’ varied shift schedules, two separate meeting times have been arranged.

Members can attend the sessions from 1:00PM to 2:30PM or 5:00PM to 6:30PM. Links to the virtual meetings will be emailed to members by the negotiations administrative staff. Please take the time to attend one of the information meetings and to exercise your right to vote!

The negotiating team unanimously supports and endorses the tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will be sent to members ahead of the ratification date. The negotiating team will present a breakdown of the agreement at both information meetings and also be available to answer member questions.

A voting link will be sent to members in the days leading up to ratification. The link will open at 6:30PM on September 1 and will remain live for the following 48 hours. Voting will be conducted using Election Buddy, which is a third-party system.

If you do not receive a voting link, please email or

It is crucial that we have your correct personal information! If you need to update your personal information, please do so through our website:


Amanda Rousseau

Leopold Marrero

Donna Tymchuck


James Mitchell, Negotiations or 905-441-4546

Jaime Urbina, Organizing or 587-599-7557

Reynold Morgan, Membership Services Officer (Chapter 009)

David Choy, Membership Services Officer (Chapters 008 & 035)

Evette Elliott, Membership Services Officer (Chapter 010)


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