More than 60 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses gathered at a town hall meeting in Grande Prairie on January 29 to hear updates from United Nurses of Alberta representatives about provincial negotiations and the state of the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
This was the seventh town hall meeting held this month to give UNA members opportunities to discuss their concerns about the drastic changes to their provincial collective agreement proposed by employers and changes proposed by the provincial government that will impact the the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
Hundreds of UNA members participated in the town hall meetings held in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Edmonton.
Visit UNA’s Negotiations page to learn about Alberta Health Services and the other employers proposed changes to the UNA Provincial Collective Agreement. UNA has produced a series of factsheets about this round of bargaining. The employers are seeking significant rollbacks in several areas important to Alberta’s nurses.
Visit TruthAboutAlbertaPensions.ca to learn about the Redford Government’s proposed changes to the Local Authorities Pension Plan. The website includes a pensions calculator and a letter that you can email to the Premier and your MLA.