Bargaining Update: UNA and Employer exchange proposals in wage-reopener negotionations

Repost from una.ca (February 15, 2019)

The United Nurses of Alberta Negotiating Committee met today with the Employer Negotiating Team for Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, Lamont Health Care Centre, and The Bethany Group (Camrose).

UNA proposed to increase all rates by 3% as of April 1, 2019.

UNA’s proposal was based on input from UNA members and consideration of inflation rates for 2017 and 2018, as well as associated loss of purchasing power during the same period.

The Employers have proposed no adjustment to the salary appendix.

QUOTE from Employer document:

YEAR 3 – April 1, 2019 WAGE REOPENER.

  • AHS proposes that wage rates remain stable with no change for the 2019 year.
  • Our proposal is reflective of the economic situation in this province as of today.
  • AHS has continued to provide our Employees with stable employment and competitive compensation.
  • Employer Proposal: April 1, 2019 – 0% wage increase for all classifications in the Salary Appendix and Local Conditions of the Collective Agreement.

• No further dates set at this time.

FYI – the current Collective Agreement was ratified one year ago, February 15th, 2018.

Are you coming to the February 26, 2019 Education Dinner?

Get your ticket today!

Registration closes february 19, 2019!


Local 196 UNA welcomes Jennifer Moss

Expert on Science-Based Workplace Happiness

Jennifer Moss and her ground-breaking work on the power of happiness is transforming hundreds of schools and companies all over the globe. As the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, Jennifer heads a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into individual sentiment and increase at-work satisfaction. On stage as a workplace happiness speaker, Jennifer inspires the audience with science-backed insights to improve workplace culture, employee well-being, and performance.

 


Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave.

Doors/Cash Bar @ 17:30   

Dinner @ 18:00   

Speaker @ 19:00


This event is open to members & duespayers of

Local 196 only.


Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

Click the Eventbrite link to register.

 

Registration Deadline is February 19, 2019

 

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Local Meeting: March 11, 2019

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Local 196 will be holding a Local General Meeting on March 11, 2019 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Dinner: 1730h

Meeting: 1800h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.


Meeting to Include:

– review of Constitutional Amendments and Policy Resolutions Proposals

– election for EDLC Delegate

 

Polling hours at meeting from 1800h to 1930h.

Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2019 @ 1630.

Nomination forms can be downloaded under the ‘Resources’ tab.

Forms must be submitted via fax @ 780-493-8579 or via email to local196exec@una.ca.

REMINDER – Deadline Approaching…Call for Interested Parties!!!

Submit your interest to be a part of your Local Communications Committee today! Deadline is February 15, 2019.

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Do you have…

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills?
  • amazing personal skills working with others as part of a team?
  • self-direction, priority/time management skills to work independently to meet deadlines?
  • computer expertise in Microsoft Office, Photoshop or similar programs?
  • an eye for creative detail?
  • experience in public relations, branding or marketing?
  • a genuine interest in assisting the membership to understand Local 196?
  • a keen ambition to be more involved with your Local?

Local 196 is seeking 2 creative and motivated individuals to create and develop a monthly electronic newsletter for the members of Local 196. The focus of the newsletter will be highlighting the diversity of our Local and educating readers on topics relevant to our membership. Each position is locally funded for 7.75h per month.

Are you interested?

Please email local196exec@una.ab.ca with your expression of interest and applicable experience (up to 1 page). Deadline is February 15, 2019 at 2359.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Local 196 Executive and successful parties will be notified.

Register Now for the February 26, 2019 Education Dinner

Register now for the February 26, 2019 Education Dinner


Local 196 UNA welcomes Jennifer Moss

Expert on Science-Based Workplace Happiness

Jennifer Moss and her ground-breaking work on the power of happiness is transforming hundreds of schools and companies all over the globe. As the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, Jennifer heads a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into individual sentiment and increase at-work satisfaction. On stage as a workplace happiness speaker, Jennifer inspires the audience with science-backed insights to improve workplace culture, employee well-being, and performance.

 


Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave.

Doors/Cash Bar @ 17:30   

Dinner @ 18:00   

Speaker @ 19:00


This event is open to members & duespayers of

Local 196 only.


Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

Click the Eventbrite link to register.

 

Registration Deadline is February 19, 2019

 

PAPER OR E-TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.


 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Local 196 Attends Jasper Labour School

Local 196 executive Joy Arntzen (President) and Sandi Johnson (1st VP) and members Heather Devine (locally funded) and Danusia Moreau (provincially funded) attended Jasper Labour School last week!

Take a read about Heather’s experience:

“This past week I had the opportunity to attend Alberta Federation of Labour’s Jasper Labour School at the beautiful Jasper Park Lodge. This was my first time here, and what an experience!

There are a variety of classes you can choose to attend: mine was “Facing Management Effectively”. I expected to come away with a few ‘tips and tricks’ for effective communication strategies. What I found was a fantastic communications class that really changed how I think about myself, how I interact with others, and how communications in general can affect change. We had some excellent facilitators that made us consider our own communication styles, biases, and assumptions and those of the people we’re speaking with.

We focussed on 5 management styles from “Change the Way You Persuade” by Gary Williams and Robert Miller – Charismatics, Thinkers, Skeptics, Followers and Controllers. We discussed how the manager’s style might affect the way that you discuss a topic (for example, by being direct, by providing more information or by providing reassurance).

We spent time learning about active listening, identifying barriers to communication, and the effect of trust on relationships. Emotional intelligence and critical thinking was also explored.

We looked at Steps in Reaching an Agreement (which is quite similar to our nursing process!):

Collecting and Analyzing Facts
Uncovering Interests (to figure out what’s really important)
Discovering Common Ground (looking for shared interests)
Finding Agreement (asking for ideas, brainstorming etc)
Implementing & Monitoring the Agreement (ensuring everyone is clear on what has been agreed upon, writing it down, and following up to ensure the agreement is being followed, or if it requires adjustment)

We put in a lot of work throughout the day, but there were lots of activities to enjoy through the evenings too! I was able to make connections and learn so much from not only our facilitators, but the other participants and guest speakers as well.

Jasper Labour School will benefit me in all sorts of situations. I am looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned with members at our local to help us all succeed in facing management effectively.

I highly recommend AFL’s Jasper Labour School! If you’re considering it or even a little uncertain – please put your name in the draws for future years! I can tell you from my experience that you will learn a lot not only about your work, but about yourself as well. And you’ll have a lot of fun while you’re at it! Thanks to Local 196 and Alberta Federation of Labour for this great experience!” – Heather Devine, RN, NE Homecare

Call for Interested Parties!!!

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Do you have…

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills?
  • amazing personal skills working with others as part of a team?
  • self-direction, priority/time management skills to work independently to meet deadlines?
  • computer expertise in Microsoft Office, Photoshop or similar programs?
  • an eye for creative detail?
  • experience in public relations, branding or marketing?
  • a genuine interest in assisting the membership to understand Local 196?
  • a keen ambition to be more involved with your Local?

Local 196 is seeking 2 creative and motivated individuals to create and develop a monthly electronic newsletter for the members of Local 196. The focus of the newsletter will be highlighting the diversity of our Local and educating readers on topics relevant to our membership. Each position is locally funded for 7.75h per month.

Are you interested?

Please email local196exec@una.ab.ca with your expression of interest and applicable experience (up to 1 page). Deadline is February 15, 2019 at 2359.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Local 196 Executive and successful parties will be notified.