The agreement to suspend negotiations was signed on 17 March. The ADF proposed freezing the negotiations on 12 March. The letter`s signatories, who represent all Alberta health care workers, are calling for three immediate action: on March 17, the AHS bargaining committee received its instructions and UNA and AHS were able to reach the agreement that the union would have proposed five days earlier. Also an injunction ordering the employer to meet and make every reasonable effort to enter into a collective agreement. 1) An intervention by a health and safety company with the expertise to conduct a study of occupational exposures in convention facilities2) Advise exposed workers, other front-line employees and members of the Joint Workplace Health and Safety Committee on recommendations for the prevention of workplace exposures3) Prepare a report with comprehensive recommendations and share it with members of the Health and Safety Commission. By presenting these proposals and more, the health pact has shown that it does not respect our work. But we are not going to make concessions. We will not accept flashbacks. We will continue to fight for a fair agreement that reflects our value and the role we play in providing quality health care to all Albertans.
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) has learned that health care employees employed by Covenant Health are much more likely to capture covid at work than other health care professionals. 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. UNA, AHS, Covenant Health, Lamont Health Care Centre and Bethany Group (Camrose) are parties to a collective agreement lasting from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. The complaint was filed on March 18 and was allegedly attributed to actions brought by the AHS and the provincial government during the negotiation of a new provincial collective agreement for the majority of registered psychiatric nurses in Alberta.