An ESA governs the terms of a strike or lockout in the event one should occur if negotiations with the employer reach an impasse.
Right now the two sides are stuck on language that would provide employment security. Covenant Health refuses to offer members employment security language comparable to language offered to Alberta Health Services AUPE and UNA members, who do similar work as you.
Your committees find this approach unacceptable. We will now explore next steps in our effort to get you a collective agreement that treats you as equals in health care and we strongly encourage all members show strength and solidarity by staying informed and attending union bargaining update meetings.
The employer’s behavior is consistent with the decline in its tone and constructive conversation with your committees. We continue to be met with resistance in areas where previously, there was cooperation.
We thank you for your ongoing patience. Your committees are dedicated to reaching an agreement with the employer that reflects the worth of your contributions to the province’s health-care system and the important work you do every day ensuring Albertans receive the best quality care possible.
We will continue to hold the employer accountable to the mission, vision and values that Covenant Health strives to uphold, which it is currently not living up to. A big part of that must be ensuring its workers are treated with value and respect.
We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the entire bargaining process.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining team with any questions or comments you have.
*Covenant Health Nursing Care bargaining team members: *
Bev Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Bandmann email@example.com
Mary Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Cyrus email@example.com
Mac McNaughton Negotiator firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-930-3352
Dave Malka Organizer email@example.com or 780-231-1800
Tyler Bedford Communications firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-930-3406
Covenant Health General Support Services bargaining team members:
Judy Prokopchuk email@example.com
Lorie Christenson firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochelle Rooney email@example.com
Chris Dickson Negotiator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Merryn Edwards Negotiator , email@example.com
Dave Malka Organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Bedford Communications, email@example.com