When the agreement with AHS was negotiated, UNA agreed to two years of zero pay increases in return for the ability to negotiate a wage increase in 2019. Bill 9 strips the contract of the provision on which UNA’s agreement to the previous wage freeze was based.
UNA has indicated several times its willingness to engage in meaningful consultation, and the government has chosen to refuse to do so and moved instead directly to the introduction of this legislation.
UNA hopes that by engaging with the government in good faith, the government will reciprocate and engage in good faith consultations.
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