Una Ahs Agreement

„The ADF believes that any redundancies should be postponed until a new collective agreement is established,“ he said. „AHS has said it will not agree to postpone redundancies until a new agreement is reached.“ The collective agreement was originally scheduled to expire at the end of March, but the two groups agreed to temporarily delay negotiations during the pandemic. These agreements contained provisions to delay layoffs. The AHS`s latest offer included this provision and extended it until March 31, but the union wants to postpone all redundancies until a new agreement is reached. On 21 February, the ADA presented a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding that took into account all the key concerns identified in the negotiation of a new collective agreement in 2020, after little progress was made in January and February in signing a new agreement. AHS rejected the proposed Memorandum of Understanding. EDMONTON, AB – The additional pressure on Alberta`s health care system during the COVID 19 pandemic has led to a delay in negotiations on a new collective agreement for nurses, although this proposal has been rejected. The parties agreed to re-examine the issue in mid-May to determine whether the agreement still needs to be renewed. In addition, the letter of stuttering, which also expires on March 31, will be #20, Re: Job Security, which also expires on March 31, so that it has an expiration date until May 31, 2020. This loU ensures that there will be no dismissal of Direct Nursing staff under the ADA agreement until the letter expires.

The agreement to suspend negotiations was signed on 17 March. The ADF proposed freezing the negotiations on 12 March. United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) rejected Alberta Health Services` offer to delay negotiations until March 31, 2021. It had proposed to resume talks next month, but this proposal was rejected by the AHS. „AHS offered job security during the pandemic in exchange for a break from negotiation until March 31, 2021. The ADF had accepted the same delay twice since the beginning and middle of the pandemic. It is regrettable that the ADF union leadership has decided to play in the media around this offer of common sense for a pause in the negotiations. „I am very disappointed that Alberta`s United Nurses Union Leadership has denied stability during a pandemic,“ Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a Peredese. In an updated statement from the Department of Toews, he said the union had asked for a seven per cent pay increase, although Alberta nurses were compensated „about 8.1 per cent more than their Western Canadian counterparts.“ In making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments.

Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to comment at any time. United Nurses of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have signed a letter of understanding agreeing to freeze negotiations as the province and Canada face the global crisis of COVID-19. „The ADF`s overall and unsotent demand for indeterminate job security is a shameful attempt to exploit a health crisis.“ Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a letter to both parties: „With the continued increase in confirmed infections, hospitalization rates and intensive care patients, and the ongoing burden on our health systems, we are increasingly in a hurry to focus our joint efforts on managing and addressing the immediate and evolving needs of Albertans.“ In response to the circumstances of COVID-19 and associated pandemic planning, AFA and AHS agreed that ongoing negotiations between AFA and AHS, Covenant Health, Lamont Health Care Centre and The Bethany Group (Camrose) on the March 31, 2020 expiry between AA and AHS