Message from the UNA Local 115 Executive (Apr 2007)

Message from 1st-President Bruce Chatterton

I am First Vice-president of Local 115 and have served in this position for more than three years. I work in the Operating Room at the Foothills Hospital on the Neurosurgical team. I enjoy my work and find it very interesting and always changing. I am also a Provincial Board member and currently the South Central District Chair. In the past I was President of Local 40 for many years and elected to sit on the Negotiating Committee.

Our contract has expired and we are still in bargaining with the employer. I know the Bargaining committee is working hard to achieve an outcome that is acceptable to the members. Daphne Wallace who works on unit 112 at the Foothills, was elected to represent UNA members in South Central District on the negotiating committee. Daphne has a wealth of experience within UNA. Over the years Daphne has serve within numerous positions within our local including Vice-President and Provincially as a South Central District Representative.

During this round of negotiations both parties have agreed to a media blackout. Members can access the latest negotiations information in UNA’s website http://www.una.ab.ca. For first time access you will need to follow the prompts on the UNA web site in order to access the members’ only area. This only takes a few minutes to set up. I access this site daily and find the information informative and helpful. Members from around the province can also questions and post comments on this site. UNA has developed an excellent communication system. I hope more UNA members will access this site and take advantage of all the information.

It is a privilege to serve the members of Local 115. During negotiations it is important that you keep in touch with the Local Executive and let us know what your priorities are. Please call 670-9960 or email me at bchatterton@una.ab.ca.

Yours in Solidarity,

Bruce Chatterton
Vice-Presisent, Local 115
United Nurses of Alberta

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