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GSBC bargaining update: Job cuts off the table, for now

GOA agrees with AUPE request to extend job security in face of COVID-19 crisis

Apr 01, 2020

GOA agrees to AUPE request to extend job security in face of COVID-19

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Late yesterday, the Government of Alberta (GOA) agreed to a request from the AUPE negotiations team to extend job-security provisions for permanent employees until the end of June.

The government initially rejected the union’s request, but talks continued. Last night a Memorandum of Agreement was signed to extend job protection until the end of June. This extends the job-security provisions that existed in the Letter of Understanding from the last collective agreement, which expired March 30.

Albertans are facing the greatest health and financial crisis of our lifetime. GOA workers need to be focused on helping them get through this, not on whether or not they will lose their jobs tomorrow or the next day.

Bargaining for a new collective agreement has also been delayed until the end of June.

Your Government Services Bargaining Committee (GSBC)

Rebecca Leblanc, Local 001,
Andrea Waywanko, Local 002,
Dax Lydiard, Local 003,
Steve Eagles, Local 004,
Randy Ramsden, Local 005,
Donna Smith, Local 006,
Angela Pala, Local 009,  
Ken Podulsky (GSBC Vice-chair), Local 012,
AUPE staff resources

Dale Perry, negotiations spokesperson,
Merryn Edwards, negotiations spokesperson,
Farris Sobhani, organizer,
Madelaine Sommers, organizer,
Terry Inigo-Jones, communications,

To download a printable copy of this update, click here.


News Category

  • Bargaining updates


  • 001 - Administrative and Support Services
  • 002 - Administrative and Program Services
  • 003 - Correctional and Regulatory Services
  • 004 - Trades and Related Services
  • 005 - Natural Resources Conservation
  • 006 - Social Services
  • 009 - Health and Support Services
  • 012 - Technical and Field Services


  • Government Services

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