Lethbridge public sector workers protest Alberta government cuts

By Emily Olsen Global News Posted January 21, 2020 7:14 pm Updated January 21, 2020 7:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Members of Canada’s largest union are once again picking…

United Nurses of Alberta says AHS seeking 4-year wage freeze, premium rollbacks

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 15, 2020 10:02 pm Updated January 15, 2020 10:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union that represents registered nurses in the province…

Alberta arbitration outcomes result in no wage increases in cases involving ATA and UNA

Finance Minister Travis Toews says rulings made in a pair of arbitration cases involving the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the United Nurses of Alberta “reflect the current economic realities in the province.” Toews issued a news release late Friday afternoon…

Alberta Health Services cutting hundreds of nursing positions: UNA and NDP

The Official Opposition shared a letter from Alberta Health Services’ lead negotiator to United Nurses of Alberta Friday, revealing AHS will be eliminating about 500 full-time equivalent positions over three years. The letter, dated Nov. 29, and sent to UNA’s…

Alberta nurses ‘very stressed’ on Day 3 of Connect Care launch: ‘There’s some issues’

The first wave of Alberta Health Services‘ new electronic system Connect Care was launched three days ago and health-care workers say there are still ongoing issues. “Connect Care is a huge undertaking,” said Marie-Therese Mageau, Local 301 union president with…

‘This affects everybody’: Lethbridge officials frustrated with proposed public sector wage rollbacks

While thousands of public sector workers in Lethbridge are taking the brunt of the UCP government’s proposed pay cutbacks, some say it’s not just those employees that will feel the financial blow. On Tuesday, Alberta’s Finance Minister Travis Toews said…

Alberta health workers march outside University Hospital, protesting Bill 9

A group of Alberta Health Services employees protested the provincial government’s Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act outside the University of Alberta hospital on Monday. Demonstrators held signs that read: “Bill 9 disrespects hard-working Albertans,” “Proud of my job. Fighting…

AHS and nurses’ union reach agreement to resolve Red Deer ER staffing issues

Alberta Health Services and the United Nurses of Alberta reached an agreement Friday to settle a union grievance over a nursing staff shortage at the Red Deer hospital. The settlement includes 11.7 full-time-equivalent Registered Nurse relief positions to be used…