“The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached.” This negotiated agreement between the unions and the employer will ensure that they can continue to do so while protecting themselves. Guy Smith, President of AUPE, said: “We have worked hard with other unions and employers to reach an agreement that protects staff and protects the supply of equipment. In times of crisis, it is good to see that we are all working together for Albertans. “Alberta`s private training centres have been particularly affected by the pandemic. In some of these centres, workers are exhausted to their limits and their public sector colleagues are ready to intervene where the distress is greatest – heroes who support heroes to keep Albertans safe and healthy. This agreement helps set up a process to get the job done. Guy Smith, AUPE President On Friday, Toews issued a statement that AHS and the Alberta Health Sciences Association have reached an agreement to extend collective bargaining until March 31, 2021. “By insulting Alberta nurses and refusing to postpone a government plan to lay off at least 750 nurses until a new collective agreement comes into effect, Mr. Toews is creating great uncertainty in the health care system.” Toews released the statement after the United Nurses of Alberta, which represents more than 30,000 registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and “allied workers,” announced they had rejected Alberta Health Services` proposal to postpone collective bargaining until 2021. “It is regrettable that we have not been able to reach an agreement with the UNA to continue these agreements in exchange for an extension of the current job security provisions,” the health agency said. “While we believe we should continue to focus on our response to COVID-19, we accept the union`s response and will work with them to agree on bargaining dates in the coming weeks.
I haven`t exhausted my salary yet. That`s what`s going to happen in the new year, where I`m going to make close to $110,000. This does not include all benefits paid by the employer, and by then we will have another collective agreement that will increase this maximum compensation in stages (and therefore my maximum salary). It seems that this is a fairly usual union agreement. On the other hand, we could be like Britain and lay off a large part of our unionized employees for less skilled free market employees. It only has the effect that hospital staff work harder for less money and has negative effects on patients` health. But it`s cheaper! “This is a complicated situation caused by a very serious emergency affecting every part of Alberta, and the best way to deal with it has been for all parties involved to work together and reach an agreement that is satisfactory to both parties, which will ensure that Alberta`s health facilities are fully occupied and that our members are treated fairly as they work on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. It is thanks to all parties involved that this work has been a success. ~Heather Smith, UNA President “It is simply not true that the UNA seeks to `ensure indefinite job security,`” he said. We have proposed that the current Letter of Layoff-Letter of Understanding continue until a new collective agreement is reached. Edmonton (October 13, 2009) – The Alberta Health Sciences Association (HSAA/NUPGE) has negotiated an expanded “self-identification statement” on behalf of members covered by its collective agreement with the province.
Yesterday, April 23, the Alberta Health Sciences Association (HSAA), the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) negotiated an agreement with Alberta Health Services (AHS) that sets out the parameters for this temporary redeployment of staff. . . .