UNA starts bargaining with Extendicare Canada Inc.

UNA’s Extendicare bargaining team, from left to right: (Back row) UNA President Heather Smith; Levine Turner, Local 170; Wendy Luther, Local 189; Brent Smith, UNA Labour Relations Officer; (front row) Tammy Callum, Local 168; Grace Breen, Local 2; Arlene Chapman, UNA Labour Relations Officer. Extendicare facilities with UNA locals are located in Edmonton, Fort Macleod, Leduc, Mayerthorpe, Red Deer, Viking and Vulcan.

Bargaining between United Nurses of Alberta and Extendicare Canada Inc. on behalf of Registered Nurses at eight of the private-sector company’s worksites in Alberta began on April 7 in Edmonton.

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.

United Nurses of Alberta is the union for more than 30,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and allied workers in Alberta.