You can view the agreement in the following pages. You will also find here a PDF file of the full agreement. 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. 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. 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.” The collective agreement has expired and is currently being renegotiated by the Alberta government and the Alberta Provincial Employees Association. As a result, printed copies of the agreement are not currently distributed. “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.” For this reason, Toews asked the ADF and AHS to “extend together the opening times for collective bargaining until 31 March 2021. An extension of the deadlines would also coincide with the extension of the employment security of nurses until March 31, 2021. 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. “The ADF`s overall and unsotent demand for indeterminate job security is a shameful attempt to exploit a health crisis.” The ADF negotiating committee will meet next week to discuss the situation.
“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. Letter of Understanding #003 – Employee Relations Committee Terms of Reference Shift Schedules for Continuous Operations for Employees in Schedule “A-1” Paid Up Life Insurance for Retired or Terminated Employees (Paid Up Life Insurance Plan) Alberta Health Services (AHS) and United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) have been in discussions for several months and have met personally on numerous occasions to discuss a possible agreement.