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Bargaining Update: CapitalCare, Nursing Care & GSS, Local 049

Bargaining to resume in the new year.

Nov 12, 2021

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As we near the end of this long and arduous year, your negotiations team is preparing to return to the bargaining table in January 2022. Right now, we are just waiting for the employer to confirm dates with us.

Securing a fair collective agreement remains our top priority, and over the next two months we will regroup and re-commit to getting what you deserve. As a bargaining unit, some of your most important mobilizing work happens between bargaining meetings. If you have any concerns, ideas, or questions between now and our next dates, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Your critical work caring for Albertans never stops, which means that you need 24/7 protection and assurance that someone has your back – your negotiations team has your back. Our entire union has your back. If you need extra support during this tough time, know that resources are available. If you are experiencing intense stress, anxiety, trauma or grief as a result of your working conditions, please call AUPE's Crisis Support Service at 1-844-744-7026. The line is open 24/7.


Opposition to the CapitalCare Sell-off Grows!

This last year has been full of losses, but AUPE members celebrated some wins too. Notably, some of our coworkers saved the services that they provide from privatization.

Since 2020, you have also been challenging the government to keep CapitalCare public. You gathered over 1,162 signatures for your open letter demanding that former Health Minister Tyler Shandro keep the profit motive out of the services you provide. Then in July, you launched another petition to save CapitalCare. Since then, Premier Kenney shuffled his Cabinet and Alberta has a new health minister, who must hear your voice. Tell him what you told Shandro: “Keep the ‘Care’ in CapitalCare.” Sign the petition and share it on your social media, with your friends, family and neighbours.



Tracey Courtepatte

Lorna Buenafe-Lagutan

Myrena Reiger

Rhea Coughlan (A)

Agnes Otayde (A)



Rhea Coughlan

Agnes Otayde

Tanja Brook

Elizabeth Csernyanszki (A)

Remedios Martinez-Rowe (A)






Chris Dickson, Negotiator  

Tracy Noble, Organizer  

Celia Shea, Communications 

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