A preliminary agreement was recently announced by Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Paul Boucher, chief of the Alberta Medical Association. The plan calls for the elimination of 500 care posts over three years, a figure that the UNA says equates to more than 700 people who will lose their jobs as soon as job sharing is taken into account. Each nomination must be supported by at least two nominees and all active members with a good reputation of the UNA have the right to be appointed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination form. READ MORE: Alberta Health Services is cutting hundreds of care centers: UNA and NDP The UNA says it represents more than 30,000 nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and other workers in the province. Watch below: Some global news videos on working relationships between nurses in Alberta and the provinces. “Right now, the Government of Alberta is focused on what`s most important – getting our vaccination program in place and the ongoing response to the pandemic,” Toews wrote. MindWell for Healthcare Workers is the culmination of several months of discussions, during which The United Nurses of Alberta and CFNU mental health experts and nurses. Eaders from across Canada – on the road to creating an online mental wellness program that is accessible and attractive to nurses and all health professionals. “They want to keep it hidden,” Harrigan says. Harrigan said the government is continuing with other health initiatives, such as reducing surgical wait times, and it`s time to go back to the table to clarify the contract and determine how nurses will fit into these changes.
Toews disagrees. In a press release issued on Thursday, he said he was “very disappointed” by the UNA`s decision. . . .