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Nurses union files court argument Bill 45 and Alberta Labour Code breach Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

January 08, 2014

Alberta’s new Public Sector Services Continuation Act violates fundamental freedoms protected by the Charter of Rights and the province’s ban on all public sector strikes also breaches the Charter, United Nurses of Alberta argues in a statement of claim filed today with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

AHS plans to reduce RN 'head count' despite ad claiming it's seeking more nurses

November 01, 2013

Despite a claim made in advertisements by Alberta Health Services that it is “looking for more full-time nurses,” United Nurses of Alberta has obtained documentation showing the province-wide health agency has plans to eliminate hundreds of nursing jobs.

UNA advises AHS Official Administrator of conflict between ads and facts

October 23, 2013

United Nurses of Alberta has advised Alberta Health Services Official Administrator Dr. John Cowell that the organization’s advertising campaign claiming “Alberta is looking for more full-time nurses” is contradicted by the facts.

Union leaders disappointed by proposed pension cuts

September 16, 2013

Leaders of five Alberta public employees’ unions and the Alberta Federation of Labour are concerned and disappointed by the sweeping changes to public service pension plans proposed this morning by Finance Minister Doug Horner.

UNA pleased with commitment to reopen all long-term care beds in High River

July 31, 2013

Contrary to what United Nurses of Alberta members and other employees of the High River General Hospital were clearly told in a staff meetings Monday, the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services now say all long-term care beds at the facility will remain open.

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