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Tentative agreement reached for Bethany Camrose members

Update for Local 047 Chapters 002 & 047, Bethany Camrose

Oct 23, 2023

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AUPE members working for Bethany Nursing Home of Camrose have reached a tentative agreement with their employer. This tentative agreement follows a challenging round of collective bargaining which included the assistance of a mediator. 

This agreement would cover a four-year term, from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024. 

Members would receive the following wage increases: 

  • April 1, 2020: 0% 
  • April 1, 2021: 0% 
  • April 1, 2022: 1.25% increase (retroactive pay) 
  • April 1, 2023: 1.25% increase (retroactive pay) 

Retroactive pay would be paid to members within 60 calendar days of ratifying the agreement. 

General Support Services members would also receive COVID-19 recognition pay. This would be a one-time payment equal to 1% of your basic rate of pay for all hours worked between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 

This agreement would also formally recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a named holiday. Members who worked on this year’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30) would receive the time and a half pay earned for working a named holiday. 

Voting dates and locations 

Members will vote on whether to accept or reject this agreement in early November. Below are the voting  dates and locations for each worksite. 

  • November 8 – Bashaw 
    Bashaw Activity Room 
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • November 9 – Brookside, Deer Meadows, Rosealta 
    "Rosalta Family Room 
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • November 9 – Wetaskiwin Meadows, Peace Hills 
    Peace Hills Conference Room 
    12 Noon – 3:00 p.m. 
  • November 9 – West Pine 
    West Pine Multipurpose Room 
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Your negotiating team recommends members vote in favour of this agreement. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of your team. You can also ask your questions when you see us in-person on your day to vote. 


Bethany Nursing Home of Camrose - Tri-Lodges, 047/002 & 047  
Theresa Lowther  

Cynthia Ross  

Shauna Buist  

Bethany Nursing Home of Camrose - Rosehaven/ LTC, 047/002  
Cheryl Blumhagen  

Lois Webb  

Graham Yourston  

Bethany Nursing Home of Camrose – Wetaskiwin Homecare, 047/002  
Tracy Pepin  

Adrianna Mehle  


Chris Dickson, Negotiations  

Michelle Szalynski, Organizing  

Alexander Delorme, Communications 

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