Aupe Auxiliary Nursing Collective Agreement 2018 Ahs

The Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees announced yesterday that they have signed a preliminary agreement on a new collective agreement covering the approximately 23,000 union members who work directly for the provincial government. I think it`s probably because these are exactly the kinds of agreements that the big public health unions, such as the Alberta Health Sciences Association and the United Nurses of Alberta, signed this year. Similarly, last year the Alberta Teachers Association accepted a two-year contract with no salary increase, not to mention the reopening of salaries. But with a civil service agreement, these agreements may soon follow and conclude a temporary season of work in the public sector that has marred political threats to the NDP. The UNA believes that this does not recognize the changing scale of practices and ignores the reality that the professional health law, which explicitly states that LPNs use in their practice “knowledge, abilities and judgment to assess the needs of patients. Patient and family care and . offer restricted activities authorized by regulation. However, some UNA members expressed concern about the claim in the AUPE press release that the union represents caregivers, leaving the impression that it is the union for all nurses across Alberta. Unfortunately, a previous update on aupe negotiations for MEMBERS of ANC residents also left the impression that nurses employed by Alberta Health Services had not reached an agreement. In fact, UNA members will vote in February. 15 on an interim agreement providing full job security for NRs and NPs represented by the UNA, as well as an independent external evaluation committee that may address nurses` issues regarding patient/resident/client care. AUPE also negotiated an essential services agreement with the government, imposed by legislation introduced by the NDP in 2016 in response to court rulings, including one from the Supreme Court of Canada, which declared general strike bans in the public sector unconstitutional. However, if I speculated, I would say that there will be no wage increase in the first two years – colloquially and in the rather illogically called “zero percent wage increases” – and a “wage opening” last year. A wage opening, often negotiated by public sector unions in this province, does exactly what it says: it allows for new wage negotiations, while everyone agrees to leave all other aspects of the agreement intact.

Finally, following a court decision that had the same effects across Canada, this was the first round of bargaining in Alberta since Peter Lougheed was premier, when public employees constitutionally recognized their right to collective bargaining, including the right to strike. . . .

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