Una Collective Agreement Breaks
„We ask that there be no redundancies until a new collective agreement is reached and the province tells us what it provides.“ The AA provincial collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020. The ATA contract expires on August 31, 2020. Formal negotiations for the ADA agreement began on 15 January, after a pay start in 2019, she said. The AA website stated that its proposed proposal contained two per cent increases in two years and some additional improvements to the language of the treaty in the agreement. „We are now forced to take breaks, even if it endangers patient safety,“ she said. „Even with these decisions, fiscal discipline and discipline must be pursued when we begin new collective bargaining in 2020.“ All this happened after AHS proposed a four-year wage freeze and „massive“ withdrawals from the nurses` collective agreement, said A.A. Local 84 President Lara Kostyshyn. CALGARY — The head of the United Nurses of Alberta, the union that represents more than 30,000 nurses, and the province are fighting over the dates of negotiations for collective bargaining. RN colleague Carlie Bakker hopes to see some momentum ahead during collective bargaining and the maintenance of previous hard-earned labour standards. „A proposal was presented to the ADF on 14 January 2020. Our AA proposal reflects our goal of aligning our collective agreements more with comparable provinces,“ said Williamson. Kerry Williamson of AHS Communications confirmed that a collective agreement is under way with the unions and that wages will be part of those discussions. Local nurses, front-line health workers and other labour activists showed their support for public health care and patient care safety with a walk on February 13.
The local walk was less than 33, organized across the province amid collective bargaining between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) on their provincial general arrangement. „In our collective agreement, a lot of language is attacked. We are trying to get our current collective agreement and we are working on negotiations in all faith,“ Kostyshyn said. Just to have proper night care, patients need to be returned every two hours, patients need to be fed when the emergency room is full, if we have urgent operations that need to be done, there are simply not enough staff to do so,“ said Stacy Green, a Nurse Practitioner (LPN) and Surgical Technician (ORT) at Hinton Healthcare Centre. The AA website indicated that most health care professionals in Alberta, including AAA members, face significant layoffs and withdrawals from contractual provisions.