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Good Samaritan Society: the employer has ratified our new agreement!

Bargaining update for AUPE members working for Good Samaritan Society, Local 042

Oct 13, 2023

Good Samaritan Society agreed to ratify our new collective agreement

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Finally, following our mediator’s recommendations, several delays, and rallies across the province, AUPE members at Good Samaritan Society have an agreement.

This has been a marathon round of collective bargaining. Members have fought for this agreement for over seven years now. You stood strong, together and in solidarity, to see this through in spite of the delays and setbacks. Be proud of what you have accomplished.

Your negotiating team thanks all members, including AUPE members working elsewhere across the province, for their solidarity and support. We could not have done this alone.

This new agreement will apply retroactively to July 1, 2017 and will expire June 30, 2024.

Members will receive the following wage increases:

  • Effective Oct. 1, 2021 - 1.25%
  • Effective Oct. 1, 2022 - 1.25%
  • Effective Oct. 1, 2023 - 1.25%
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2024 - 0.5%

For the next pay period following this ratification, members who worked for the employer between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 will be paid a one-time lump sum in recognition of their work during the pandemic. This payment will be worth one percent (1.0%) of your Basic Rate of Pay for all hours actually worked during that year.

AUPE members, formerly employed by the Good Samaritan Society, must email within 30 days of the date of ratification to receive retroactive payment.

We will send you a draft agreement as well as information about receiving retroactive pay soon.

Please contact a member of your negotiating team if you have any questions. Solidarity!


Betty Wiebe

Debbie Caplette

Diana Bigelow

Tahera Khalfan


Kate Robinson, Negotiations

Stephanie Stewart, Organizing

Michelle Szalynski, Organizing

Maureen Mariampillai, Communications

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