Covenant Health proposes Memorandum of Agreement extension, like AHS
Covenant Health has approached your GSS and Nursing Care negotiating teams with a proposal to extend our recent Memorandums of Agreement until June 30, 2021. Covenant Health has also asked if we would agree to suspend collective bargaining until June 30. This proposal came shortly after our fellow members in AHS GSS and Nursing Care received the same proposal from Alberta Health Services.
Our current Memorandums of Agreement, which your AUPE negotiating teams secured in January, gives Covenant Health GSS and Nursing Care members job security, access to COVID-19 isolation pay, one hour’s pay for attending COVID-19 vaccine appointments during work hours, and more. However, just like the other Memorandums with AHS, they expire on March 31, 2021.
With the March 31 expiration date coming soon, your negotiating teams are taking the employer's proposal to extend the Memorandums very seriously. We will meet to discuss this offer and whether it meets our needs as AUPE members.
Both Covenant Health GSS and Nursing Care teams will update members once we have made our decisions.
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