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Protecting Hospital Laundry and Linen Jobs

AUPE has filed a complaint to the Alberta Labour Relations Board concerning proposed contracting out of hospital laundry and linen services.

Jul 17, 2020

Protecting AHS GSS members jobs from privatization

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Alberta Health Services is considering contracting out the remaining in-house laundry and linen services.

As a result, AUPE has filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint as well as an application for a Cease and Desist Order.

Video hearings to resolve this issue have been scheduled for early August.

Contracting this work out would seriously affect over 275 workers at 54 sites across the province. Privatizing laundry and linen services would result in worse outcomes, as staff are forced to cut corners to drive up profit for the private owners.

AUPE members have a strong history of fighting for hospital laundry and linen services. We’re not going to back down from this attack on our livelihoods and the services Albertans depend on now more than ever.

Your AHS GSS negotiating team will keep you and your fellow members up to date when we receive new information.

Please contact a member of the AHS GSS negotiating team or AUPE resource staff if you have any questions.

AHS GSS Negotiating Team

Local 054
Nancy Woods -
Julie Woodford (A) -

Local 056
Deborah Nawroski –
Tammy Lanktree (A) –

Local 057
Darren Graham -
Wendy Kicia (A) -

Local 058
Anton Schindler -
Dave Ibach (A) -

Local 095
Stacey Ross –
Dusan Milutinovic (A) -

Lamont Health Care Centre GSS
Lorrie Tarka –
Carol Palichuk –

AUPE Resource Staff
Chris Dickson, Lead Negotiator -
Jason Rattray, Negotiator -
Farid Iskandar, Organizer -
Kate Jacobson, Organizer -
Alexander Delorme, Communications -


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  • 054 - AHS Edmonton Zone GSS
  • 056 - AHS North Zone GSS
  • 057 - AHS Central Zone GSS
  • 058 - AHS Southern Zone GSS
  • 095 - AHS Calgary Zone GSS


  • Health care

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