“It is simply wrong that the ADF is seeking to ensure indeterminate job security,” he said. We have proposed that the current agreement continue until a new collective agreement is reached. Toews issued the statement after the United Nurses of Alberta, which represents more than 30,000 registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and “allied workers,” rejected Alberta Health Services` proposal to delay collective bargaining until 2021. Also an injunction ordering the employer to meet and make every reasonable effort to enter into a collective agreement. As the 2020 General Assembly was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this year`s winner will be announced on all ADA communication channels in October 2020 and will be formally presented at the ADF General Assembly in 2021. 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. 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 a statement to Global News, AHS said it had proposed “an extension of the current suspension of negotiations, which was introduced on March 18, 2020 and is scheduled to end on October 15, 2020.” This extension was carried out on the condition that further extensions may be required from one month to the next after 31 May 2020. The AAU and AHS recognize that there may be specific situations requiring immediate investigation. On Friday, Toews issued a statement stating that AHS and the Alberta Health Sciences Association had reached an agreement to extend collective bargaining until March 31, 2021. The agreement to suspend negotiations was signed on 17 March.
The ADF proposed freezing the negotiations on 12 March. 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. “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.” “After the AD proposed to resume negotiations on 16 November 2020, the AHS rejected this proposal and proposed that the two bargaining teams meet on 31 March 2021,” the union said. “The ADF rejected the AHS`s position to delay negotiations until 2021, as well as an offer to delay redundancies by that date.” In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, United Nurses of Alberta and Alberta Health Services agreed to extend the timeframes for investigations, filing or movement of all complaints, arbitrations and professional liability issues in the AFA bargaining unit for the period from March 13, 2020 to May 31, 2020.