REMINDER: Local Annual General Meeting on December 10, 2019

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Local 196 will be holding our Local Annual General Meeting on December 10, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h
Meeting: 1800h


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


Meeting to include:

– review of Local annual budget, policies & procedures, bylaws

– elections for: (all positions are 2 year terms)

  • Local President
  • Local Secretary
  • OH&S committee (2 positions)
  • PRC committee (2 positions)
  • Education committee (1 positions)
  • EDLC delegates (5 positions)

Nomination deadline: December 3, 2019 @ 1630h

*Nominations must be faxed or emailed to contact info below*

f: 780-493-8579

email: local196exec@una.ca

Polling hours @ meeting: 1800h to 2030h


Nomination forms and Roles/Responsibilies Documents for 
interested committee members can be downloaded under 
the 'Resources' tab.

 

 

 

 

 

At least 750 front line RNs and RPNs to be laid off, Alberta Health Services tells UNA

Reposted from una.ca

By United Nurses of Alberta November 29, 2019 11:30

“Hundreds of front-line Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses will lose their jobs in massive downsizing planned by Alberta Health Services, the public health care agency’s lead negotiator informed United Nurses of Alberta this morning.

In a meeting with UNA’s senior leadership called unexpectedly by AHS yesterday, Lead Negotiator Raelene Fitz said the plans to eliminate an “estimated” 500 full-time equivalent RN jobs over the next three years were being disclosed now in advance of bargaining for UNA’s 2020 Provincial Collective Agreement so that the union would have time to absorb the information and respond accordingly.

The elimination of that many RN and RPN FTEs, equivalent to over a million fewer hours of care, will mean more than 750 front-line Registered Nurses will be laid off, UNA President Heather Smith said immediately after the meeting.

“From the tone of what we were told, we believe this is only the first wave of layoffs affecting RNs represented by UNA,” Smith said. AHS officials were also scheduled to meet bargaining representatives from other health care unions today.

“There are also clear indications that AHS plans to shift many of the costs of health care onto Albertans who require treatment,” Smith said.

“Premier Jason Kenney and other members of the United Conservative Party promised repeatedly during last spring’s election campaigns that the cuts they planned would not touch front-line health care workers,” she said. “Participants at tomorrow’s UCP meeting in Calgary might want to ask the premier about why AHS is moving ahead with plans to break his promise and lay off front-line nurses.”

“We do not believe Albertans will support this plan, and they should tell the premier so,” Smith said.

“In light of the promises made by the government not to touch front-line health care workers, we will be asking for an immediate emergency meeting with Health Minister Tyler Shandro,” Smith said.

Statements by Fitz during this morning’s meeting also indicated AHS is considering significant privatization of public health care services.

“AHS will continue to consider all options available to meet our organizational needs including changes to staff mix, service design including changes and repurposing of sites, relocating services, reducing or ceasing the provision of services,” Fitz said in a letter addressed to UNA Labour Relations Director David Harrigan.

The letter also said AHS is considering “reconfiguring services provided at some smaller sites.””

A copy of the letter is included with this news release –> AHS Letter to David Harrigan

Labour Relations Board rules on UNA complaint against AHS

By United Nurses of Alberta November 26, 2019 12:14

Reposted from una.ca

“The Alberta Labour Relations Board has released a ruling in response to United Nurses of Alberta’s complaint against Alberta Health Services after the employer was directed by the Government of Alberta to change its position in the wage reopener arbitration with UNA from no increase in 2019 to a wage rollback of 3 per cent.

An LRB hearing was held on Nov. 22, during which UNA representatives argued that the union was in arbitration with AHS, not the Alberta Government, and that changing its position was evidence of bargaining in bad faith under section 60(3) of the Labour Relations Code.

On Nov. 26 the LRB released a ruling stating that while the board had jurisdiction to address UNA’s complaint, in the context of the application, AHS did not breach section 60(3) of the Code by changing its position in the wage reopener arbitration. The LRB did not release the reasons for its ruling, which will be issued at a later date.

UNA is disappointed with the LRB ruling, but expects a fair arbitration process in accordance with the law. The wage reopener arbitration between UNA, AHS and other health care employers is scheduled to take place on Dec. 4 and 5, 2019.

UNA represents more than 30,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and allied health care workers in Alberta, a significant majority employed in the public sector.”

Notice of upcoming Local Annual General Meeting

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Local 196 will be holding our Local Annual General Meeting on December 10, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h
Meeting: 1800h


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


Meeting to include:

– review of Local annual budget, policies & procedures, bylaws

– elections for: (all positions are 2 year terms)

  • Local President
  • Local Secretary
  • OH&S committee (2 positions)
  • PRC committee (2 positions)
  • Education committee (1 positions)
  • EDLC delegates (5 positions)

Nomination deadline: December 3, 2019 @ 1630h

*Nominations must be faxed or emailed to contact info below*

f: 780-493-8579

email: local196exec@una.ca

Polling hours @ meeting: 1800h to 2030h


Nomination forms and Roles/Responsibilies Documents for 
interested committee members can be downloaded under 
the 'Resources' tab.

 

 

 

 

 

Last chance to register for the November 26 education dinner

REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 19, 2019.
UNA Local 196 welcomes Marni Panas

“Unconscious Bias”

Are you biased?  Well I am.  And you are, too.  We’re all biased.  Biases are attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner.  Bias is activated involuntarily, without intention or control.  Unconscious bias causes us to make quick and often, inaccurate judgments based on limited facts and our own life experiences.  These judgments can give individuals and groups both an unearned advantage and an unearned disadvantage.

In our everyday lives, when people don’t fit our internalized expectations, we can sometimes have difficulty seeing their talents, motivations and potential clearly … this means we interact with them less effectively.  Recognizing we have bias and where our biases come from is one of the first, and the biggest, steps in dealing with the impact of our bias.

This presentation explores how our brains form unconscious judgments.  We review various forms of bias and how those biases impact the decisions we make and our interactions with each other.  We will also explore strategies to reduce bias in our day to day lives.

Marni Panas is the Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion with Alberta Health Services dedicated to creating safer, more welcoming and inclusive health care related environments.  She holds a degree in Health Administration and a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation.  Marni has contributed to legislation and policy protecting human rights for individuals at the provincial and federal levels. She has also been invited to share her experiences and expertise on inclusive health and cultural safety for diverse health care providers, patients and their families locally, nationally and internationally.

 


 

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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 November 19, 2019

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


 

Questions/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/

 

 

 

 

 

Registration open for Nov. 26 education dinner

UNA Local 196 welcomes Marni Panas

“Unconscious Bias”

Are you biased?  Well I am.  And you are, too.  We’re all biased.  Biases are attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner.  Bias is activated involuntarily, without intention or control.  Unconscious bias causes us to make quick and often, inaccurate judgments based on limited facts and our own life experiences.  These judgments can give individuals and groups both an unearned advantage and an unearned disadvantage.

In our everyday lives, when people don’t fit our internalized expectations, we can sometimes have difficulty seeing their talents, motivations and potential clearly … this means we interact with them less effectively.  Recognizing we have bias and where our biases come from is one of the first, and the biggest, steps in dealing with the impact of our bias.

This presentation explores how our brains form unconscious judgments.  We review various forms of bias and how those biases impact the decisions we make and our interactions with each other.  We will also explore strategies to reduce bias in our day to day lives.

Marni Panas is the Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion with Alberta Health Services dedicated to creating safer, more welcoming and inclusive health care related environments.  She holds a degree in Health Administration and a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation.  Marni has contributed to legislation and policy protecting human rights for individuals at the provincial and federal levels. She has also been invited to share her experiences and expertise on inclusive health and cultural safety for diverse health care providers, patients and their families locally, nationally and internationally.

 


 

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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 November 19, 2019

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


 

Questions/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/

 

 

 

 

 

Notice of upcoming DSM Prep Meeting

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Local 196 will be holding a DSM (Demand Setting Meeting) Prep Meeting for Local Delegates and Observers to Provincial DSM on November 12, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h
Meeting: 1800h


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


Open to members of Local 196 UNA.

 Local DSM Delegates must attend a DSM Prep Meeting.

Alternate DSM Prep meeting is November 15, 2019 at 1300h at the Local 196 Office.