The complaint also argues that these measures are contrary to the freedom of association provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which imply the right to be represented by a union in collective bargaining. UNA, AHS, Covenant Health, Lamont Health Care Centre and Bethany Group (Camrose) are parties to a collective agreement from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. On March 17, the AHS bargaining committee received his instructions and the UNA and AHS were able to reach the agreement that the union would have proposed five days earlier. These agreements contained provisions to delay dismissals. AHS`s latest offer contained and extended this provision until March 31, but the union wants to postpone all layoffs until a new agreement is reached. The collective agreement was originally scheduled to expire at the end of March, but both groups reached agreements to temporarily postpone negotiations during the pandemic. An injunction that also ordered the employer to meet and make all reasonable efforts to reach a collective agreement. “The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached,” the statement reads. “AHS said it would not agree to postpone the layoffs until a new deal is reached.” The complaint was filed on March 18 and is believed to be due to actions taken by the AHS and the provincial government during negotiations for a new provincial collective agreement for the majority of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in Alberta. She says sections 3 and 4 of the Public Sector Employers Act, passed last year, violate their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Many Alberta students in Gr. 7-12 have mixed feelings about online learning.
But they understand that they must play their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 👍🏾 A press release on the UNA website says it is best to start negotiations earlier, given that layoffs are still an issue between the two groups. The work of all frontline workers is vital and has saved many lives in Alberta from the pandemic. Your work is even more important and more important. ❤️💪🏾 Yes. If you would like to participate, you can find more information here.. . .