New contracts, LOUs ratified by six UNA locals

United Nurses of Alberta members at six worksites recently ratified new collective agreements or letters of understanding with their employers.

Newly organized UNA members at Prince of Peace Manor & Harbour in East Calgary voted 100 per cent in favour of ratifying a first collective agreement with their employer, Verve Senior Living. Members at this worksite are currently represented by Local 504, a provincially administrated unit of UNA.

New collective agreements were ratified by members of UNA Local 37 and Local 172 employed by Chantelle Management in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge, Local 194 employed by the Salem Manor Nursing Home in Leduc, Local 226 employed by Venta Care Centre Ltd. in Edmonton, and Local 416 employed by the Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. in Stand Off. Members of UNA Local 154 employed at Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert voted in favour of salary adjustments included in a new Letter of Understanding with their employer, Covenant Care.

UNA thanks the members of these locals for their hard-work and solidarity during these negotiations.

UNA provides a wide range of services to its members. A key role is negotiating the excellent collective agreements that regulate salaries, benefits, schedules and working conditions of members. UNA also administers its agreements to resolve disputes, improve working conditions and protect nurses’ workplace rights.