UNA Provincial Negotiations Update #4

Important update from United Nurses of Alberta's Negotiations Committee. Please share with UNA members.
March 22, 2024
  • Met with the Employers March 19 and 20, 2024.  The UNA Committee met March 21 and 22 to review all proposals and consider future steps.

  • Continued non-monetary discussions.  Employers remain focused on ability to hire external candidates over internal candidates, limit internal movement and increase the percentage of full-time workers to achieve "stability".

  • UNA proposed an interim extension of Rural Capacity Investment Fund (RCIF) which is to expire March 30, 2024 but Employers rejected UNA's proposal.

  • On March 21, 2024 the Minister of Health, Adriana LaGrange announced changes to Continuing Care will occur in the fall of 2024, but that changes to Mental Health & Addictions will proceed this spring. AHS was unable to provide any clarification or information about pending changes/restructuring. 
  • Next Bargaining dates are April 2, 3, and 4, 2024. Additional dates set for May 6,7 and 8, 2024 (to replace cancelled dates of March 5, 6 and 7).