Aupe Collective Agreement Bethany

The province had previously proposed that the next collective agreement include a one per cent pay withdrawal for the 24,000 AUPE members who work in the public service. “We were expecting big incisions,” Smith said. “I know Albertans and politicians always talk about doctors and nurses, but without the hard work of the support staff, these doctors and nurses can`t do their job.” “We are very grateful to all our employees who are doing everything in their power to help us cope with this continuing crisis. They are doing an incredible job of protecting and caring for all Albertans,” the statement said. We look forward to partnering with our unions if we continue to respond to the situation of COVID 19 and return to the negotiating table. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) agreed to suspend contract negotiations and threats of dismissal in the midst of the COVID-19 trigger. “They still intend to fire hundreds of nurses, as far as we know – they tell us that`s always the plan – but they haven`t determined which sites.” The AUPE and AA negotiating teams are working to secure a new suspension if covid-19 continues to pose a threat after 31 May. But cuts to health care centres are likely to remain underway after the COVID-19 outbreak is under control, according to David Harrigan of the United Nurses of Alberta. “We expected many of these layoffs to come from people who are on these front lines and who keep hospitals and health facilities clean and safe,” said Guy Smith, President of AUPE. “These people are as important to this crisis as ever before in the health care system.” On Tuesday, the Alberta government also raised controversial changes in the way doctors charge the province, which would deprive them of the ability to charge longer assessments. In a statement provided to CBC News, AHS said the cessation of negotiations was in the best interests of Albertans. Previous cuts, which could affect nearly 6,000 public sector jobs, including health jobs, as well as 750 front-line nurses, were only put into employment until the end of March.