Chapter 11 Ratifies Agreement

Chapter 11 Ratifies Agreement

LETHBRIDGE – Labour unrest at Edith Cavell has been avoided following the ratification of a tentative agreement last night by members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees working at the care centre and the facility’s owner, Chantelle Management.

“A strike is not something we wanted so this is a welcomed conclusion,” said Bonnie Gostola, AUPE vice-president. “We’re pleased an agreement could be reached both sides find acceptable.”

AUPE represents more than 120 auxiliary nursing and support staff at the southern Alberta seniors’ facility.

Members will receive a three per cent wage increase during the life of the two-year agreement, which is retroactive to 2015. Improvements to shift and weekend premiums and the health spending account were also made.

“The agreement reached was very similar to the mediator’s report the union accepted in August, but the employer rejected in September,” said AUPE negotiator Dale Perry.

“Things didn’t need to get to the level they did. The employer should not have carried bargaining to the point of looming job action, which created much anxiety among staff and residents,” Perry said.

On Nov. 7, the union was forced to file a strike vote application against Edith Cavell as a result of the employer’s repeated refusal to come to the bargaining table with a fair and reasonable offer.

Edith Cavell is a private, for-profit company based in British Colombia that receives public funding from Alberta Health Services to operate.

AUPE is Alberta’s largest union with more than 90,000 members province-wide. More than half work in public, private and not-for-profit health care.


For more information:

Bonnie Gostola, AUPE vice-president: 403-652-9513
Dale Perry, AUPE negotiator: 780-238-8697
Tyler Bedford, AUPE senior communications advisor: 780-930-3406

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