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GSBC bargaining update: Talks delayed over pandemic fears

Get ready for virtual town halls

Nov 25, 2020

Get ready for virtual town halls

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The surge in COVID-19 cases in Alberta caused the postponement of negotiations with the Government of Alberta that had been scheduled to take place on Nov. 24 and 25.

Meeting face-to-face was not an option because of the worsening pandemic. Your Government Services Bargaining Committee is willing to continue bargaining, but feels that the negotiations for 24,000 members directly employed by the government in these challenging times is important enough that it should be done in person.

If the pandemic situation doesn’t improve, the committee will consider a return to virtual bargaining, but your negotiating team wants the online platform to be made more efficient than it has been in the past.

Meanwhile, please stay tuned for news of some virtual town halls. We are planning these for mid-December and they will be an important opportunity for you to hear more about bargaining. Details will come to you shortly.

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,

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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