AUPE and HSAA was set to resume talks with AHS last week. The unions had been planning to begin exchancing monetary proposals last week, but without prior notice AHS said they would not be offering their opening proposals.
Frontline health-care workers will rally outside the campaign office of Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 15) to protest the political paralysis that has led to the breakdown of negotiations for a new contract.
As you know by now, our negotiations on your contract that expired on March 31, 2014, stalled earlier this week when the employer came unprepared to discuss monetary issues with us. While progress had been steady on a number of non-monetary items, we had reached a point where most of the outstanding items were tied to money.
Faced with a crisis in health care, Jim Prentice's Conservative government appears to be planning to cut the quality of emergency care and attack front-line workers, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) said today (Wednesday).