Your bargaining committee would like to report members have ratified the three-year tentative agreement today following a mail-in ballot count at AUPE headquarters in Edmonton.

A majority of all returned mail-in ballots in favour determined the outcome.

The agreement expires March 31, 2020 for more than 26,000 AHS GSS members and includes significant improvements to:

  • Employment security
  • Workload
  • Leaves and Entitlements
  • Benefits
  • Pay equity
  • Flex spending account
  • Overtime
  • Health and Safety

Furthermore, wage increase negotiations for 2019 – 20 will start January 15, 2019.

If an agreement on wage increases cannot be agreed to at the table, it will be referred to third-party independent binding arbitration.

We will have the ability to apply for arbitration by March 31, 2019 and arbitration would be held no later than June 30, 2019.

A reminder to members that the timeline to allocate your flex spending account begins Nov. 28 and ends Dec. 11.

All members of AUPE Locals 054, 056, 057, 058 and 095 had the opportunity to participate in the mail-in ratification vote.

Your committee thanks members for taking the time to vote on their tentative agreement, and for the patience and resolve shown throughout this difficult round of negotiations with Alberta Health
Services. We encourage you to continue to be involved in the bargaining process as we enter the wage reopener in January.


Take part in our Centennial Census!
Enter to win prizes!

 We are very excited that next year marks our centennial – 100 years of standing together for workers' rights! AUPE is a democratically run organization by and for you – over 93,000 Albertans!

 We are proud of how our union has grown and who we are today. The centennial also marks 50 years since our last member wide survey - so, it's time to reach out and ask your participation in filling out the AUPE Centennial Census. The census is a tool to help us celebrate who we are and learn more about what is important to us as workers in Alberta.

 The more clarity we gain on who we are and what we believe, the better we can inform bargaining tables, focus our advocacy work, and prove solidarity makes us strong.

 Your input will shape the union! And – if that's not reason enough to complete the Census – we will also hold a raffle of 50 prizes to 50 lucky winners – including two nights in Jasper, five iPads, and a bunch of cool AUPE centennial pullovers, water bottles and other great stuff!

 The census is completely anonymous and direct quotes will not be shared publicly. Once you submit your census, you will fill out a separate form to enter the raffle.

 You will need approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the AUPE Centennial Census. We will report back on your responses early September – so stay tuned!

 Follow this link to begin!

 In solidarity,

 Karen Weiers
Vice President, AUPE

                                      Click here to take the Census!

Pension Education Seminars

Learning about your pension, especially if you are well before retirement age, is extremely important. AUPE, working with the Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APSC), is committed to offering information sessions to our members to help them learn more about their pensions and help plan for retirement.

To learn more or register for the seminars click here!



Click here for more information!

Judy Dickson - Bow Island
Julie Briggs - Brooks
Sharol MacSwain - Oyen
Cody Cusack - Medicine Hat
Yanina Landa - Medicine Hat
Kaitlyn Koutsky - Medicine Hat
Christine Chishom - Medicine Hat
Lori Meier - Medicine Hat
Tony Storey - Medicine Hat

Grand Prize Winner
Shannon Ryan - Medicine Hat

Thanks for entering. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

New Fall Schedule for AUPE courses - Click Here

Online registration now open for AUPE courses

 August 18, 2016 

AUPE’s new online registration system is now available. Members interested in registering for courses are encouraged to visit to register for fall courses.

Important Member Update: Former AUPE AHS GSS retro pay

All retro pay requests must be submitted to Alberta Health Services (AHS) by Sept. 17, 2016 by email.

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Bill 4: Know your bargaining rights. Learn how new labour laws may affect you
Find a Town Hall in your area!

[Updated May 31, 2016]

May 13, 2016


We wanted to provide you with an important opportunity for health care supporters and advocates.

Alberta Health Services is seeking volunteers for their 12 regional Health Advisory Councils, with a May 18 deadline to apply.

We're encouraging interested Friends of Medicare members and supporters to apply. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what AHS is up to in your region, and more importantly, to provide input on behalf of your community.

Applications for the Health Advisory Council and other volunteer boards at AHS can be found online here:

You can read more about Health Advisory Councils here:

Let us know if you are successful, we'd love to hear how the Councils progress in your area!

Also don't forget our AGM is coming up on May 28, 10 am at the Calgary AUPE office:

200-2116 27 Ave NE.

RSVP to Trevor Zimmerman if you will attend either 780-423-4581

For more information, please contact:

Friends of Medicare780-423-4581

Don't forget to renew your membership for 2016 and support our ongoing work!


[Updated May 12, 2016]