Happy Nurses Week!

Reminder: Local 196 Education Event May 11, 2022

 UNA Local 196 welcomes

Brenda Elsagher

Brenda is a Certified Humor Professional accredited through the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. It is a 3- year program that teaches evidenced-based research on humor and healing. There is actual science for what Brenda knew instinctively.

Brenda presents a rare look “behind the scenes,” with numerous and humorous insights for healthcare professionals and her stories illustrate the need for humor with patients and their families to use as a coping tool through the laughter and the tears. The great side effect is that the healthcare professionals benefit too making the work place a healthier place to be.

This event is open to members & duespayers of

Local 196 only.


Registration must be completed using a non-AHS email.

Registration Deadline is May 4, 2022 at 2359h


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/


April 20th Education Workshop

Please join us at the Fantasyland Hotel on April 20th for a workshop on Medical Assistance in Dying

Members can register in DMS at the following link: https://dms.una.ca/event/una56665037563d0334

March Local e-newsletter available now!

Check your (personal) inbox for the Local 196 March e-Newsletter! Read about the ratification vote details, information on the lump sum conversion, upcoming events and more!

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

Local 196 UNA e-newsletter: March, 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!

Reminder – Enter the Local 196 Draw to attend AFL Midterm

Enter the Local 196 draw to attend Alberta Federation of Labour Midterm Forum

from April 28-30th


Deadline: March 25, 2022 at 2359h

Local 196 is funding 5 members to attend (funding includes salary replacement or LOA, parking and meals).

Reminder – Notice of Local General Meeting on March 28, 2022


Local 196 will be holding our Local Annual General Meeting on March 28, 2022 at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall located at 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB. The deadline to register is Sunday March 20th by 2359

Dinner: 1730h
Meeting: 1800h

Meeting to include:

  • Constitutional Amendments and Policy Resolutions to put forth for Provincial AGM
  • Draw for AFL Midterm forum
  • Elections for Education Committee and PRC Committee
  • Volunteer position open for Communication Committee

Please register for the meeting via DMS.

Results from UNA Ratification Vote

The electronic vote on the Mediator’s recommendations was conducted January 25 and 26.

Ballot: I accept the Mediator’s Recommendation issued December 2021

130 Locals voted, 100% voted YES
46.95% of eligible members voted.
86.96% of members voted YES

Thank you to all members who participated. The Mediators Report can be found here at the following link: Mediator’s Report(1)

Stay Safe. Stay Strong!

EDLC Winter School is Cancelled

Unfortunately the EDLC Winter Labour School that was set to occur from February 26-27, 2022 has been cancelled.

Please note that the draw has been revoked from DMS at this time

If you have any questions, please contact local196exec@una.ca

Provincial Collective Agreement Ratification Vote

At a Reporting Meeting on January 7, delegates from United Nurses of Alberta locals participating in provincial bargaining overwhelmingly endorsed the UNA Negotiating Committee’s call for all members to ratify the Mediator’s recommendations for a new Provincial Collective Agreement with Alberta Health Services and other health care employers. 

In response to concerns by delegates who participated in the Reporting Meeting about the risk of spreading the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus during voting, the membership ratification vote will be conducted electronically using an online platform called Election Buddy.

🗳 Online polls will be open for all eligible UNA members from January 25, 2022, at 0001 hours until January 26 at 2359 hours.

There will be no in-person worksite voting, and the original January 17 polling date has been cancelled. There will be no advance polls.

In order to vote you will require your 2021 or 2022 UNA membership card.

If you do not have a UNA card, you must contact your local executive or email cards@una.ca immediately for assistance obtaining your card.

To vote, you will be required to go to https://vote.una.ca and verify your identity. You will be prompted to enter your local, member ID number, and the PIN from your membership card. Once verified, you will be able to vote.

As an eligible member of a UNA local covered by the Provincial Collective Agreement, you are strongly encouraged to have your say and participate in this vote.

The Negotiating Committee and the delegates to the Reporting Meeting both endorse ratification of the proposed agreement.

Information about the proposed agreement is also found at https://vote.una.ca.

If you have any questions, email local196exec@una.ca

Reminder: Negotiation Information Meeting via ZOOM

Office reps and Members of Local 196 are invited to join the Executive to virtually discuss negotiation recommendations in preparation of the ratification vote.

Go to DMS under local events to register https://dms.una.ca/events/local

Meeting date: Monday January 10, 2022

When: 18:00-20:00

Where: Online via ZOOM (link can be found in event upon registering)

** Please note that registration is required to receive the meeting link and this link cannot be shared.

If you have any questions, please contact local196exec@una.ca