These agreements contained provisions to delay layoffs. The AHS`s latest offer included this provision and extended it until March 31, but the union wants to postpone all redundancies until a new agreement is reached. “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.” 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 press release published on the ADF website, it was said that the start of negotiations was preferable, as layoffs remained a problem between the two groups. In making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to comment at any time. United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) rejected Alberta Health Services` offer to delay negotiations until March 31, 2021. It had proposed to resume talks next month, but this proposal was rejected by the AHS. “I am very disappointed that Alberta`s United Nurses Union Leadership has denied stability during a pandemic,” Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a Peredese.
“AHS offered job security during the pandemic in exchange for a break from negotiation until March 31, 2021. The ADF had accepted the same delay twice since the beginning and middle of the pandemic. It is regrettable that the ADF union leadership has decided to play in the media around this offer of common sense for a pause in the negotiations. The ADF negotiating committee will meet next week to discuss the situation. To promote thoughtful and respectful conversations, first names and surnames will appear at each filing at CBC/Radio-Canada`s online communities (except in child and youth-focused communities). Pseudonyms are no longer allowed. “The UNA`s excessive and unsotent demand for indeterminate job security is a shameful attempt to exploit a health crisis.”