Bargaining Update - October 20, 2015


Your bargaining committee is pleased to inform you there’s been a significant development in negotiations with Alberta Health Services.

Both parties have agreed to appoint respected mediator Andrew Sims to mediate bargaining for Alberta Health Services’ General Support Services. This follows on a recent announcement Mr. Sims will also mediate the Auxiliary Nursing Care table.

We’re hopeful this means a fair and reasonable agreement can now be reached in a timely manner versus the long, drawn out process we mentioned in the last update, which would not see GSS bargaining proceed to interest arbitration until February 2016.

It is expected both bargaining teams will contact Mr. Sims shortly to schedule dates so both GSS and ANC tables are dealt with on similar timeframes.

Your team will notify members of new dates as soon as that information becomes available.

We thank you for the patience and tolerance you’ve shown throughout bargaining.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining committee with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.