New Article 51 Respectful Work – Identifies protection through human rights legislation and contains definitions of workplace harassment, moral harassment in the workplace and sexual harassment. The article also mentions the procedures for dealing with formal complaints. New Article 52 Classification – describes the procedures for setting compensation for new classifications in the bargaining unit. There is also a classification appeal procedure, which is defined in the agreement, but the final decision is not lamentable. New Article 53 Contracting Out – including EU consultation 90 days before any decision on awarding contracts. The Union also has the opportunity to contact the employer to discuss the positions/work already under agreement to provide service with employers in the collective agreement unit. New letter of understanding – to anchor the health expenditure account in the collective agreement. New letter of understanding – consultation with the Union before changes to health plans. “Jason Kenney has repeatedly stated that he will protect services head-on,” Notley said. “He doesn`t have a mandate for that, because it`s exactly the opposite of what he told Albertans that he would.” AUPE President Guy Smith was not available for an interview on Friday night. In a statement Friday on the collective bargaining process, Finance Minister Travis Toews said the status quo was “not a sustainable option” and said Alberta spends more per capita on services than other major provinces, often with poorer results.
Not including the names of parties to multilateral agreements with more than three signatories The nurses` union said it learned of the planned cuts on Friday morning, after AHS negotiator Raelene Fitz called an unexpected meeting to inform the union that it plans to cut 500 full-time equivalent care positions (TDRs) over a three-year period starting April 1, 2020. The elimination of 500 full-time positions would mean layoffs for more than 750 front-line registered caregivers, because many nurses work part-time, according to the union. The plans were disclosed “before negotiations on the UNA 2020 national collective agreement, so that the union has time to record the information and react accordingly,” the union said in a press release. Decisions are still being made, but the AHS must disclose the measures as part of collective bargaining, the health authority said in a statement. Kenney was at a business conference in Lake Louise on Friday. When asked by reporters for possible cuts to care, he said it was in line with the UCP government`s agenda. “We have always been aware that restoring our province`s finances requires some reduction in the size of the public service as a whole and that we hope to achieve this primarily through wear and tear,” kenney said. “I understand that the goal of AHS management is.” But Notley said she was “very, very concerned about Albertans from all walks of life, because it will seriously destabilize the quality of health care that Albertans have to rely on in this province.” Below is a brief summary of the positive changes contained in this modernized interim agreement, which many of you have been identified as in need of change.
Please note that this is a summary, not an exhaustive list of changes. For more information, you should consult the Tentative Agreement on the local Facebook page of 50, the link in this post or the local site 50: local050.aupe.ca/ PSERA first covered all administrators and all government boards and agencies, as well as all hospital and non-university employees of post-secondary education.