Edmonton nurses refuse to administer COVID-19 tests over personal health concerns

March 22 2020 8:01pm A group of Edmonton nurses has refused to swab patients for COVID-19 due to a dispute over personal protective equipment. Nicole Stillger reports live from the Royal Alexandra Hospital. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Coronavirus: Edmonton nurses refuse to administer COVID-19 tests over personal health concerns

A group of Edmonton nurses has refused to swab patients for COVID-19 due to a dispute over personal protective equipment. Related News “There was a small number of nurses this morning, as I understand it, that felt they may not…

Tense negotiations ahead as UCP searches for health-care system savings

Contract talks between the Alberta government and the unions representing nurses and physicians have gotten off to a rocky start. Nurses have publicly mused about job action, and voluntary mediation with the Alberta Medical Association failed to find a resolution.…

Health-care worker unions dismayed at AHS report’s push for privatization

Privatizing services and facilities currently run by Alberta Health Services as recommended in a report released Monday will cost more and could deteriorate the quality of patient care, worker groups say. United Nurses of Alberta president Heather Smith. Postmedia, file…

United Nurses of Alberta says AHS seeking 4-year wage freeze, premium rollbacks

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 15, 2020 10:02 pm Updated January 15, 2020 10:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union that represents registered nurses in the province…

Alberta arbitration outcomes result in no wage increases in cases involving ATA and UNA

Finance Minister Travis Toews says rulings made in a pair of arbitration cases involving the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the United Nurses of Alberta “reflect the current economic realities in the province.” Toews issued a news release late Friday afternoon…

Edmontonians attend ‘Resistance Town Hall’ amid fears of major cuts to Alberta’s public sector workforce

As fears grow among Alberta’s public sector unions over the potential for what they say could be thousands of job cuts looming, a large gathered at Edmonton’s MacEwan University on Monday night to discuss their concerns with the direction Premier…

NDP calls for emergency debate on health care layoffs, Kenney says opponents treating budget cuts like the ‘the apocalypse’

December 2 2019 9:00am The NDP is calling for an emergency debate after it was revealed 500 full-time nursing positions would be eliminated over three years. However, as Kendra Slugoski explains, Premier Jason Kenney says the reaction to recent budget…