The Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations said Monday that it has reached agreements with its nurses, although the details were not made public until the agreements were ratified by both parties. READ MORE: Alberta Minister of Finance launches nurses` union nurses` attempt to “take advantage of a health crisis” Health Expenditure Account: Effective April 1, 2012, employer orders $600 ($500) a year on behalf of each full-time employee; The annual contribution is used on a pro-rata basis on behalf of part-time workers (unchanged). Any allowance not used in a staff member`s account as of December 31 of each year may be deferred for up to one calendar year (as amended). Starting January 1, 2013, the plan will be transformed into a flexible spending account that allows members to direct spending towards health spending, SRSPs, professional development or (newcomer) wellness activities. The Alberta Nurses Union says the provincial health agency has rejected a request for a request similar to that of Saskatchewan nurses that would have provided stability during the covid-19 pandemic. You can view the agreement in the following pages. You will also find here a PDF file of the full agreement. Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a press release Monday that the union was seeking a 7 percent pay increase and that the two sides had negotiated a delay in negotiations until March 31 because of growing demands from COVID-19. Public services for people with developmental delays (PDDs) are under threat.
The collective agreement has expired and is currently being renegotiated by the Alberta government and the Alberta Provincial Employees Association. As a result, printed copies of the agreement are not currently distributed. AA AA President Heather Smith said in the union`s press release that the bargaining team could not agree to halt negotiations until March 31 and that the next scheduled hearings were On December 14 and 15. “I am disappointed that an agreement could not be reached – a delay in negotiations would have brought urgent stability to the health care system, as we continue to focus on the pandemic and ensure the safety of Albertans,” the minister said in the government`s press release. A 36-month renewal contract, which came into effect from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014, was concluded in April 2012 during the conciliation phase. Negotiation duration – 16 months. Classification appeal (new addendum): it will be set up to work on issues relating to classification systems and the appeal procedure. The committee has 120 days to reach agreement on substantive issues or a mediator will help resolve them.