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. In a statement on its website on Friday, the HSAA said the agreement is accompanied by layoffs for the protection of HSAA until collective bargaining resumes. On Friday, Toews made a statement saying that the AHS and the Alberta Health Sciences Association had reached an agreement to extend collective bargaining until March 31, 2021. “The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached.” As a result, Toews asked the UNA and AHS to “jointly extend the deadlines for the start of collective bargaining until March 31, 2021. The extension of the deadlines would also coincide with the extension of nurses` job security until March 31, 2021. “The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached,” the statement reads. “While we believe we should continue to focus on our response to COVID-19, we accept the union`s response and will work with them to agree on bargaining dates in the coming weeks. Finance Minister Travis Toews wrote to both sides: “With the continued growth of infections, hospitalization rates and confirmed patients in intensive care, and the persistent burden on our health care systems, we are increasingly eager to focus our joint efforts on addressing and addressing the immediate and evolving needs of Albertans. EDMONTON, AB – The additional pressure on Alberta`s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a proposal to delay negotiating a new nurses` collective agreement, although that proposal was rejected. . . .
Posted on 2021-09-14 by death