GOA agrees to AUPE request to extend job security in face of COVID-19
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Waywanko, Local 002, email@example.com
Dax Lydiard, Local 003, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Eagles, Local 004, email@example.com
Randy Ramsden, Local 005, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Smith, Local 006, email@example.com
Angela Pala, Local 009, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Podulsky (GSBC Vice-chair), Local 012, email@example.com
AUPE staff resources
Dale Perry, negotiations spokesperson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Merryn Edwards, negotiations spokesperson, email@example.com
Farris Sobhani, organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madelaine Sommers, organizer, email@example.com
Terry Inigo-Jones, communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
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