Ahs Collective Agreements
“By insulting Alberta nurses and refusing to delay a government plan to fire at least 750 nurses under a new collective agreement, Mr. Toews is creating a great deal of insecurity in the health care system.” On 21 February, the ADA presented a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding that took into account all the key concerns identified in the negotiation of a new collective agreement in 2020, after little progress was made in January and February in signing a new agreement. AHS rejected the proposed Memorandum of Understanding. On Friday, Toews issued a statement stating that AHS and the Alberta Health Sciences Association had reached an agreement to extend collective bargaining until March 31, 2021. “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.” 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. Toews issued the statement after the United Nurses of Alberta, which represents more than 30,000 registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and “allied workers,” rejected Alberta Health Services` proposal to delay collective bargaining until 2021. In a statement on its website on Friday, the HSAA said the agreement would be accompanied by layoffs for HSAA protection measures until collective bargaining resumes. “It is simply wrong that the ADF is seeking to ensure indeterminate job security,” he said. We have proposed that the current agreement continue until a new collective agreement is reached. 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.
“The ADF believes that any redundancies should be postponed until a new collective agreement is established.” Public services for people with developmental delays (PDDs) are under threat. Please create an account with your membership ID and log in to access My AUPE. Earlier, the AA had published an update on its website stating that it had proposed to AHS to resume negotiations next month.