Members of United Nurses of Alberta Local 416 employed at Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. in Stand Off, near Cardston, voted on April 13, 2015 to ratify a new collective agreement with their employer.
Improvements for UNA members covered by the new three-year collective agreement include:
- Provincial parity on salary with equity compensation for April 1, 2017.
- New $500 Lump Sum payable every six months
- Employees cannot be unreasonably denied a request for additional orientation
- In the absence of performance evaluations Employees are meeting expectations
- Increased vacation accrual during the 4th and 5th years of employment
- Introduction of Christmas Day as a super stat
- Named Holiday Overtime clarification
- Increased Dental Maximums to $3000
- Inclusion of Occupational Injury or Illness to sick leave, STD and LTD
- Employees not required to contribute to CPP may elect to do so receive Employer contributions.
- Increased RRSP Matching from 2%, 4% and 6% to 8%
- Personal Leave
- Part time Employees eligible for two traditional days off with pay
- Inclusion of Gerontology and Certified Diabetes Educator Certificates to Education Allowances
- New 1% Long Service Pay Adjustment for Employees with 20 years of employment with Blood Tribe
The employer has not yet ratified the agreement. The collective agreement will expire on March 31, 2018.
UNA provides a wide range of services to its members. A key role is negotiating the excellent collective agreements that regulate salaries, benefits, schedules and working conditions of members. UNA also administers its agreements to resolve disputes, improve working conditions and protect nurses’ workplace rights.
UNA is the union for more than 30,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and allied workers in Alberta.