September 11 education dinner registration now open

UNA Local 196 welcomes Timothy Caulfield

Professor of Health Law & Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Over the past several years, Caulfield has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish more than 350 articles and book chapters. His research focuses on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues. The recipient of numerous academic and writing awards, Caulfield is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. His most recent book is The Vaccination Picture. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning, hit documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries and is currently streaming on Netflix. (Speakers’ Spotlight)


PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave.

Doors/Cash Bar @ 17:30   

Dinner @ 18:00

Presentation @ 19:15

 


This event is open to members & duespayers of

Local 196 only.

TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.


Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

Click the Eventbrite link to register.

Registration Deadline is September 4, 2019

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


 

Questions/Concerns/Dietary requests? Please email Local196Education@una.ca

 

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite or email Local196Education@una.ca prior to the registration deadline.

Cancellation instructions and waitlist instructions are on the local website: https://local196una.ca/education-dinners/

 

 

 

 

 

Last chance to win a $200 Westjet gift card from Local 196!

Contest closes at 2359h tonight! Check out the Local 196 newsletter for instructions on how to enter the draw!

As part of the launch of our local e-newsletter, Local 196 UNA is giving away a $200 Westjet gift card. Click the link to open the e-newsletter and find out how to enter the draw!

Local 196 UNA e-newsletter.June edition

 

Topics in this edition include:

Trending Local 196 news
Local 196 works for our members and duespayers
Meet our Local Executive


The Local would like to thank our Local members, Shaunna Yasinski and Danusia Moreau, and Local Executive, Joy Arntzen and Kaleigh Klammer for their hard work and commitment to creating the newsletter.

The Local newsletter was sent via MailChimp with updated member contact information from Provincial UNA Office. Check your spam and junk mail folders and your una.ca email!

If you did not receive our newsletter via email, please update your information in UNA DMS and email local196exec@una.ca to be added to our subscribers list. You don’t want to miss out!

Local 196 draw: win a $200 Westjet gift card!

As part of the launch of our local e-newsletter, Local 196 UNA is giving away a $200 Westjet gift card. Click the link to open the e-newsletter and find out how to enter the draw!

Local 196 UNA e-newsletter.June edition

 

Topics in this edition include:

Trending Local 196 news
Local 196 works for our members and duespayers
Meet our Local Executive


The Local would like to thank our Local members, Shaunna Yasinski and Danusia Moreau, and Local Executive, Joy Arntzen and Kaleigh Klammer for their hard work and commitment to creating the newsletter.

The Local newsletter was sent via MailChimp with updated member contact information from Provincial UNA Office. Check your spam and junk mail folders and your una.ca email!

If you did not receive our newsletter via email, please email local196exec@una.ca to be added to our subscribers list. You don’t want to miss out!

UNA members and other unions rally against Bill 9 at four worksites in Edmonton area

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Reposted from una.ca

By United Nurses of Alberta July 19, 2019

“Members of United Nurses of Alberta, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees took part in lunch-hour information pickets protesting the Alberta Government’s interference in collective bargaining at four locations in the Edmonton area on Friday, July 19.

Pickets walked streets in by the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre in Edmonton, and at the Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain, taking the government to task for Bill 9, the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act.

The Act is intended to delay collective bargaining and arbitration for tens of thousands of Alberta public employees, including most of UNA’s more than 30,000 members, until the end of October. It was passed by the Legislature on June 19 and was given Royal Assent, becoming law, on June 28.

UNA filed a statement of claim with the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta on July 3 seeking a declaration the Act is of no force or effect because it is violation of the freedom of association provision of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which the courts have ruled guarantees the right of Canadian workers to bargain collectively.”

Occupational Stress Injury Survey: Trauma and stress don’t end when the shift does

Reposted from una.ca

“United Nurses of Alberta members are encouraged to participate in an anonymous occupational stress injury survey supported by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and conducted by the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment at the University of Regina.

This is the first anonymous Canada-wide assessment of occupational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, amongst nurses.

Who should participate?

All nurses. The more nurses that participate, with or without mental health problems, the greater weight the collective voice will have in fostering better mental health for all Canadian nurses.

Participation will provide evidence for strategies and resources to support the mental health of all nurses. By participating, UNA members are supporting themselves and their peers to provide evidence that can inform appropriate resources for supporting nurses’ mental health.

The survey is available until August 31, 2019.”

Click the photo below to participate.

Local 196 will draw for sale of two used Macbook Air laptops

UCP legislation putting UNA wage-reopener on hold called breach of contract and violation of Charter rights

Reposted from una.ca

By United Nurses of Alberta June 21, 2019 15:09

“The United Conservative Party Government has passed Bill 9, which delays collective bargaining and arbitration for tens of thousands of public employees including UNA members until the end of October.

MLAs gave the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act first reading on June 13, indicating the government’s intention to pass the bill as swiftly as possible. Bill 9 was expected to become law following its final passage by MLAs on June 20.

UNA members joined other public sector workers in the public gallery of the Legislative Assembly during Question Period on June 20 to demonstrate their displeasure with the violation of their rights.

UNA and other unions will be meeting in the days ahead to chart their response to Bill 9. UNA has instructed its legal counsel to launch a legal challenge of this breach of the contract and violation of its members’ Charter rights through the courts. 

While Finance Minister Travis Toews portrayed the legislation as a mere procedural delay while the government awaits the report of its so-called “blue ribbon” panel on the state of Alberta’s finances, and claimed it does not break public-sector contracts, the bill clearly breaches both UNA’s current collective agreement and the Charter rights of UNA members.

UNA’s Collective Agreement with Alberta Health Services included a wage-reopener provision in its final year, 2019, which allowed resolution of an impasse through interest arbitration. In the event the parties went to arbitration, the agreement stated: “The arbitration hearing shall be held by no later June 30, 2019.” Those conditions had been met when the government stepped in with orders to Alberta Health Services not to comply with the terms of the contract.

Bill 9 clearly amends this aspect of the collective agreement and further analysis of the bill suggests the government could roll back wages without going to the legislature, simply by amending regulations in a closed-door cabinet meeting.

With final passage of Bill 9, UNA’s negotiations are on hold until Halloween. By then, the government is expected to introduce legislation allowing more aggressive intervention in public-sector collective bargaining and arbitration, although the time line appears to have been designed to delay controversy until after the fall federal election.

The legislation impacts 24 collective agreements covering roughly 180,000 public sector employees, some directly employed by the government but most by public agencies like Alberta Health Services.”