LAST CHANCE! Register for the Local 196 virtual education event tomorrow

Local 196 will be having a virtual education event on April 14, 2021 from 1800-1915 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Ramona Pringle.

If you are unable to attend, register for the event to gain access to the recording via the confirmation link emailed to you.

Our speaker, Ramona Pringle, is an award-winning creator, technologist, educator and media personality, who has built her career around helping others navigate the rapidly changing digital world. With her extensive background as a writer, producer, researcher and journalist, tackling complex, challenging topics and making them accessible with an engaging, entertaining approach, she will be talking about “Surviving and Thriving” in a changing environment, using lifelong learning to adapt, and how nurses have an “edge up”!

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

Don’t miss out on the Local 196 virtual education event on April 14, 2021

Local 196 will be having a virtual education event on April 14, 2021 from 1745-1900 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Ramona Pringle.

Our speaker, Ramona Pringle, is an award-winning creator, technologist, educator and media personality, who has built her career around helping others navigate the rapidly changing digital world. With her extensive background as a writer, producer, researcher and journalist, tackling complex, challenging topics and making them accessible with an engaging, entertaining approach, she will be talking about “Surviving and Thriving” in a changing environment, using lifelong learning to adapt, and how nurses have an “edge up”!

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

“As a writer, producer and digital journalist, Ramona’s work examines the evolving relationship between humans and technology. She is the writer and director of the interactive documentary “Avatar Secrets.” Previously, she was the interactive producer of PBS Frontline’s “Digital Nation” and editor in chief of “Rdigitalife”.

Ramona’s projects have been featured at festivals and conferences around the world, including i-docs, Power to the Pixel, TFI Interactive, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs, SXSW, NXNE, Social Media Week, TEDx, and in publications including the New York Times, Mashable, Cult of Mac and the Huffington Post.

As a go-to expert on technology, digital culture, and creative innovation, Ramona breaks down complex technological concepts into easy-digestible, actionable insights. Her customized presentations are timely, frequently incorporating the latest news cycle developments.

Ramona has a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.” (https://www.nsb.com/speakers/ramona-pringle/)

Notice of Local meeting with AFL candidates: April 20, 2021

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Local 196 will be holding a

meeting on April 20, 2021

via ZOOM

Candidates for the upcoming Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) elections will be present to speak and answer questions. Elections for the positions of AFL President and AFL Secretary-Treasurer will be held during AFL convention May 13-15, 2021.

(Zoom login information for meeting sent via email and available in DMS registration).

Time: 1800-1930h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.

Please ensure you login to the meeting with your full name so you are identifiable. 

 

Latest edition of the Local e-newsletter now available

Check your (personal) inbox for the

Local 196 April e-Newsletter!

Click the link below to view the April edition of Local 196’s e-newsletter:

Local 196 UNA e-newsletter: April, 2021

The Local newsletter was sent via MailChimp with updated member contact information from Provincial UNA Office. It was sent to personal email addresses only. If you did not receive our newsletter, please update your contact information in UNA’s DMS system and email local196exec@una.ca to be added to our subscribers list. You don’t want to miss out!

Register now for the Local 196 virtual education event on April 14, 2021

Local 196 will be having a virtual education event on April 14, 2021 from 1745-1900 via ZOOM featuring guest speaker Ramona Pringle.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

PER-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Event open to duespayers of Local 196 only.

Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

questions? Email Local196Education@una.ca

“As a writer, producer and digital journalist, Ramona’s work examines the evolving relationship between humans and technology. She is the writer and director of the interactive documentary “Avatar Secrets.” Previously, she was the interactive producer of PBS Frontline’s “Digital Nation” and editor in chief of “Rdigitalife”.

Ramona’s projects have been featured at festivals and conferences around the world, including i-docs, Power to the Pixel, TFI Interactive, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs, SXSW, NXNE, Social Media Week, TEDx, and in publications including the New York Times, Mashable, Cult of Mac and the Huffington Post.

As a go-to expert on technology, digital culture, and creative innovation, Ramona breaks down complex technological concepts into easy-digestible, actionable insights. Her customized presentations are timely, frequently incorporating the latest news cycle developments.

Ramona has a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.” (https://www.nsb.com/speakers/ramona-pringle/)

REMINDER: Local Meeting on March 9, 2021 via ZOOM

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Local 196 will be holding a

Local General Meeting on March 9, 2021

via ZOOM.

(Login information for meeting sent via email and available in DMS registration).

Time: 1800-2000h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.

Please ensure you login to the meeting with your full name so you are identifiable. 

Meeting to include:

  • Review of Constitutional Amendments and Policy Resolutions proposals for 2021 Provincial AGM

Enter the Local 196 Draw to attend AFL Convention 2021

Enter the Local 196 draw to attend Alberta Federation of Labour Convention 2021: “Stand up for Alberta: unions and workers leading the fight!” May 13-15, 2021 (virtual event)

ENTER HERE

Deadline: March 15, 2021 at 2359h

Local 196 is funding 9 general members to attend (funding includes salary replacement or LOA).

Access the brochure for the event here: AFL 2021 Convention

 

Notice of Local Meeting: March 9, 2021

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Local 196 will be holding a

Local General Meeting on March 9, 2021

via ZOOM.

(Login information for meeting sent via email and available in DMS registration).

Time: 1800-2000h

Meeting is open to all Local 196 members.


Please register for the meeting via DMS.

Please ensure you login to the meeting with your full name so you are identifiable. 

Meeting to include:

  • Review of Constitutional Amendments and Policy Resolutions proposals for 2021 Provincial AGM

 

Reposted from una.ab.ca

By United Nurses of Alberta, January 22, 2021

“Members of United Nurses of Alberta are advised to make a request immediately to use their accumulated overtime and vacation.

Article 8.01 (c) of the UNA Provincial Collective Agreement states that “Overtime may be accumulated and taken in time off at a mutually acceptable time at the applicable premium rate. Time off not taken by March 31 in any given year shall be paid out unless otherwise mutually agreed. Such request to carry over lieu time shall be submitted by the Employee in writing prior to March 31, and shall not be unreasonably denied.”

Article 17.03 (c) states that notwithstanding Article 17.03(a), which says all vacation accumulated in one year must be taken during the next year at a mutually agreeable time, “an Employee may be permitted to carry forward a portion of unused vacation to the next vacation year. Requests to carry forward vacation shall be made in writing and shall not be unreasonably denied.”

Because of the pressures from COVID-19 facing all Alberta public health care employers, few UNA members have had the opportunity to use their accumulated overtime and vacation.

Because of the same circumstances, UNA members who ask to use overtime or vacation days now may be denied their request.

So it is extremely important to apply to use vacation as soon as possible if employees hope in the event they cannot use their overtime or vacation time to have those carried over as allowed by Article 8.01 (c) and Article 17.03 (c).

UNA urges employees to speak with their manager immediately and give them a written request about using accumulated time as soon as possible. If an answer is not forthcoming from your manager, contact them and ask again.

Keep a record of your discussion with your manager and any response you receive. In the event of any dispute, this will help UNA assist you in ensuring you are able to carry forward this additional time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your UNA Local Executive or Labour Relations Officer at 1-800-252-9394.”

ATTN: Local 196 Office Reps and Committee Members

 

PLEASE CHECK YOU UNA EMAIL FOR INFORMATION RE: AN UPCOMING ZIMBRA EDUCATION MEETING ON JANUARY 19, 2021 FOR LOCAL 196 OFFICE REPS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

Registration is via DMS under “Events-> Local”

Please refer to this post on una.ca for information re: the transition from FirstClass to Zimbra if you are having difficulty logging into your email or DMS.