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Covenant Health job protections extended to Sept. 1

Bargaining Update for Covenant Health AUPE Locals 040, 046 General Support Services and Nursing Care

May 28, 2020

Job protections and bargaining suspension extended to Sept. 1

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AUPE members working for Covenant Health General Support Services and Nursing Care have had their job protections extended until September 1, 2020.

Your negotiating team had previously asked the employer to protect jobs and suspend collective bargaining until May 31, 2020. The employer agreed.

Now, with May 31 approaching, the employer has agreed to an extend job protections and the suspension on bargaining until September 1.

This is an important win for members and a reflection of the realities we are facing during this pandemic. Your negotiating team will continue to pressure the employer and the Alberta government to protect your jobs regardless of the status of the pandemic.

Stay strong, stay safe, and stick together. Please contact a member of your negotiating team or AUPE resource staff if you have any questions or concerns.

For more about how the COVID-19 pandemic affects you and your health and safety, please visit AUPE’s COVID-19 Information Hub, which answers many frequently asked questions, or call the AUPE Resource Centre at 1-800-232-7284.

Covenant Health GSS Negotiating Team

Lorie Christenson,
Corey Kucher,
Christee Langkamp,
Judy Prokopchuk (A),

Covenant Health NC Negotiating Team

Local 040
Kathy Bandmann,
Beverly Hill,
Ambrosia Dyson (A),

Local 046
Mary Watson,
Laura Johnstone,
Derrek Luu (A),

AUPE Resource Staff
Chris Dickson, Negotiator -
Madelaine Sommers, Organizer -
Michelle Szalynski, Organizer -
Alexander Delorme, Communications -


News Category

  • Bargaining updates


  • 040 - Covenant ANC and GSS
  • 046 - AHS and Covenant Edmonton Zone ANC


  • Health care

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