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  • Bargaining Update - December 15, 2017

    Your bargaining committee met with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in Edmonton on Dec. 13 and 14. Although we were able to sign off two articles, we were frustrated with the lack of movement from the employer during this round of bargaining, continuing a pattern of AHS’s discouraging approach to negotiations.Your committee communicated the importance of AHS recognizing the vital role GSS members play in the delivery of quality health care throughout this province.   Read More...

  • Bargaining Update - November 23, 2017

    Bargaining continues: Little movement from the employerYour bargaining committee met with Alberta Health Services on Nov. 21 and 22 in Edmonton to continue bargaining your next collective agreement.We signed off three current articles and three Letters of Understanding (LOUs), which means the language on those items remains as it’s currently stated in our collective agreement.Signed off articles:Article 25: Reporting payArticle 29: Sick leaveArticle 38: Transportation and subsistenceSigned...  Read More...

  • Bargaining Update - November 10

    Union tables monetary proposalYour bargaining committee met with the employer Nov. 8 and 9 in Edmonton to continue bargaining your next collective agreement.Your committee presented its full and comprehensive monetary package in response to the employer’s package tabled last month, which includes changes to the benefits package that will treat us as equals in the health care system. Below are the wage increase proposals tabled by both parties:AUPE:Two percent plus cost of living allowance ...  Read More...

  • Pharmacare - a plan for everyone

    Pharmacare - a plan for everyoneTownhall Meeting - EdmontonWednesday, November 22, 20171830-2000 hoursCentral Lions Centre (11113 113 St NW)The Canadian Labour Congress is launching their cross country pharmacare tour in Edmonton on Nov 22, 2017.Details: Central Lions Centre (11113 113 St NW) from 6:30-8:00pmCLC president, Hassan Yussuff, will be one speaker along with other high profile speakers, to be announced shortly. There will also be having a Q and A portion that follow the speakers.Here ...  Read More...

  • Bargaining Update - October 5, 2017

    Employer Tables Monetary ProposalYour bargaining committee met with the employer Oct. 3 and 4 in Edmonton to continue bargaining for your next collective agreement.Some progress on non-monetary items was made on day one. Two articles covering Stewards and Health and Safety were agreed to, and a Letter of Understanding (LOU), which develops a joint task force that includes a third-party to help resolve issues or concerns if required, was also signed off.   Read More...

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