The province’s largest union has filed a bad faith bargaining complaint against a Calgary charity that operates four seniors facilities in the City.
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees filed a complaint yesterday saying the Brenda Strafford Foundation has stalled on disclosing important bargaining information, ignored a freeze period on changes to benefits while bargaining and amended their proposals downwards many times in contract negotiations for 200 staff at Clifton Manor. AUPE vice-president Karen Weiers calls the actions “shameful” from a charity that is guided by a philosophy of service to humanity. Weiers charges the foundation “has deliberately and systematically acted to undermine (the collective bargaining) process.”
The two sides have been in talks since January last year.