Ahs Rn Collective Agreement
In addition, the letter of understanding #20, Re: Job Security, which also expires on March 31, will be amended to have an expiration date of May 31, 2020. This loU guarantees that there will be no dismissal of direct nursing staff under the UNA agreement before the expiry date of the letter. The agreement to suspend negotiations was signed on 17 March. The UNA proposed to freeze the negotiations on 12 March. The parties agree to revisit the matter in mid-May to determine whether the agreement still needs to be extended. The collective agreement was originally scheduled to expire at the end of March, but both groups reached agreements to temporarily postpone negotiations during the pandemic. On 21 February, the UNA tabled a comprehensive treaty proposal addressing all the important concerns identified during negotiations for a new collective agreement in 2020, after little progress was made in January and February towards a new agreement. The AHS rejected this proposed Memorandum of Understanding. These agreements contained provisions to delay dismissals. AHS`s latest offer contained and extended this provision until March 31, but the union wants to postpone all layoffs until a new agreement is reached. “The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached,” the statement reads.
“AHS said it would not agree to postpone the layoffs until a new deal is reached.” In response to the circumstances related to COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic planning, UNA and AHS have agreed that ongoing negotiations between UNA and AHS, Covenant Health, Lamont Health Centre and The Bethany Group (Camrose) for the Direct Collective Care Agreement, which expires on March 31, 2020, will be suspended until May 31 inclusive. 2020. “I am extremely disappointed that the union leadership of the United Nurses of Alberta has refused stability during a pandemic,” Finance Minister Travis Toews said in an emailed statement. “The AHS offered job security during the pandemic in exchange for a bargaining break until March 31, 2021. The UNA had accepted the same delay twice since launch and in the midst of the pandemic. .