“Alberta`s private health centres have been particularly affected by the pandemic. Workers have reached their limits in some of these centres and their public sector employees are ready to step in where the need is greatest – heroes who support heroes to keep the most vulnerable Albertans safe and healthy. This agreement helps to ensure that there is a process to do the job. “Guy Smith, AUPE President AHS offers some casual workers 89-day contracts to avoid offering the required benefits after three months of full-time employment, as required by their collective agreement,” says the Alberta Health Sciences Association. By insulting Alberta nurses and refusing to delay a government plan to fire at least 750 nurses under a new collective agreement, Mr. Toews is creating a great deal of insecurity in the health care system. Parker says he has been pushing AHS to temporarily change the collective agreement for more than a month. On Friday, Toews issued a statement stating that AHS and the Alberta Health Sciences Association had reached an agreement to extend collective bargaining until March 31, 2021. Yesterday (April 23), the Alberta Health Sciences Association (HSAA), the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) negotiated an agreement with alberta Health Services (AHS) that sets out the parameters for this temporary redeployment of staff. The three unions representing the majority of AHS employees today issued the following joint statement: this agreement, negotiated between the unions and the employer, will allow them to continue to do so while protecting themselves. Edmonton (Oct 13, 2009) – The Alberta Health Sciences Association (HSAA/NUPGE) has negotiated an extensive “voluntary withdrawal letter” on behalf of members covered by their collective agreement with the province. Toews issued the statement after the United Nurses of Alberta, which represents more than 30,000 registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and “allied workers,” rejected Alberta Health Services` proposal to delay collective bargaining until 2021. The Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (Bill 9), which was passed on June 20, 2019 In law, Alberta`s 180,000 public service employees, represented by unions in 24 collective agreements, including the HSAA, were presented until August, when the “Janice MacKinnon Report and Recommendations: Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta`s Finance” was presented.  “It is regrettable that we have not been able to reach an agreement with the ADF to pursue these agreements in exchange for an extension of the current workplace safety provisions,” the health authority said.