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. 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 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.” “We ask that there be no redundancies until a new collective agreement is reached and the province tells us what it provides.” “The rhetoric of the Minister of Finance seems to indicate that they want to start a war with nursing. They have already started a war with doctors, why are they going to extend it now and start a war with nurses in the middle of a pandemic? CALGARY — The head of the United Nurses of Alberta, the union that represents more than 30,000 nurses, and the province are fighting over the dates of negotiations for Collective Bargaining. The United Nurses of Alberta says it began contract negotiations with AHS this week to replace the current contract, which expires on March 31. The ADF negotiating committee will meet next week to discuss the situation. The nurses` union does not want to wait any longer and wants to meet with the province on November 16. It says that in addition to the wage freeze, the government wants to reduce wage premiums for higher education workers, eliminate the days off for part-time workers and reduce overtime and bonuses for work nights, nights and weekends. The union that represents registered nurses in the province says Alberta Health Services is calling for a four-year wage freeze and a withdrawal of other payments. In making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses.
Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to comment at any time. The Union alberta Nurses and the Province do not agree on the dates for negotiating contracts. The union represents more than 30,000 registered psychiatric nurses. “We are very concerned about the behavior of this government in these negotiations,” Harrigan said in a statement on Wednesday. In a press release published on the ADF website, it was said that the start of negotiations was preferable, as layoffs remained a problem between the two groups.