The Occupational Health and Safety Act says that when a committee member attends meetings, training, or does other committee work required by the law, the member is deemed to be at work and is to be paid at the applicable rate of pay.
UNA’s request for determination notes that in no other Canadian jurisdiction are Nurse Practitioners precluded from union membership under the provincial labour code or from participating in collective bargaining. The Alberta exclusion resulted from amendments to the Labour Code passed by the provincial Legislature in 2003.
If an AHS employee is now the successful applicant for an MHT position that is posted with HSAA, then that employee will have to become a member of HSAA.
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