UNA, AHS, Covenant Health, Lamont Health Care Centre and Bethany Group (Camrose) are parties to a collective agreement lasting from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. Also an injunction ordering the employer to meet and make every reasonable effort to enter into a collective agreement. The agreement to suspend negotiations was signed on 17 March. The ADF proposed freezing the negotiations on 12 March. “The ADF believes that any redundancies should be postponed until a new collective agreement is established,” he said. “AHS has said it will not agree to postpone redundancies until a new agreement is reached.” The complaint was filed on March 18 and was allegedly attributed to actions brought by the AHS and the provincial government during the negotiation of a new provincial collective agreement for the majority of registered psychiatric nurses in Alberta. The complaint also argues that these measures are contrary to the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including the right to be represented by a union in collective bargaining. On 17 March, the AHS bargaining committee received its instructions and the ADA and AHS were able to conclude the agreement that the union had proposed five days earlier. The parties agreed to re-examine the issue in mid-May to determine whether the agreement still needs to be renewed. On 21 February, the ADA presented a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding that took into account all the key concerns identified in the negotiation of a new collective agreement in 2020, after little progress was made in January and February in signing a new agreement.
AHS rejected the proposed Memorandum of Understanding. These agreements contained provisions to delay layoffs. The AHS`s latest offer included this provision and extended it until March 31, but the union wants to postpone all redundancies until a new agreement is reached. The collective agreement was originally scheduled to expire at the end of March, but the two groups agreed to temporarily delay negotiations during the pandemic. In addition, the letter of stuttering, which also expires on March 31, will be #20, Re: Job Security, which also expires on March 31, so that it has an expiration date until May 31, 2020. This loU ensures that there will be no dismissal of Direct Nursing staff under the ADA agreement until the letter expires. For negotiations with AAU, AHS acts as an agent for Covenant Health, the Lamont Health Centre and the Bethany Group. In making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses.
Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to comment at any time. It accuses Sections 3 and 4 of the Public Sector Employers Act, passed last year, of violating their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The ADF negotiating committee will meet next week to discuss the situation. The complaint details The activities of the AHS negotiating team during this month`s negotiations, the AAU clearly believes it shows how informed and rational discussions, which are prescribed by law, are impossible because of the Minister`s subsequent interference and the AHS negotiates incorrectly on the media and not at the negotiating table.