To ensure staff and patients are safe during the provincial wildfire emergency, United Nurses of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have agreed to temporarily extend timelines for labour-relations matters.
The agreement signed on May 7 applies to the conduct of investigations and filing of grievances, arbitrations, Professional Responsibility Concerns, and Occupational Health and Safety Concerns.
The agreement extends labour-relations timelines from May 8 to June 10, but leaves room for the parties to mutually agree to proceed more quickly in particular situations where immediate action is required.
The goal of the extension is to ensure appropriate resources can be allocated to keep staff and patients safe during the wildfires threatening communities throughout Alberta.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your UNA Labour Relations Officer at 1-800-252-9394.