Issue: Information picket in support of United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) strikers.
Action Requested: Affiliates are urged to attend an information picket at Alberta Health Services headquarters.
When:Friday, January 4th, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Alberta Health Services at 10030 – 107 Street, Edmonton
Affiliates are encouraged to join the striking workers at the picket line.
Devonshire Care Centre, 1808 Rabbit Hill Road, Edmonton
Weekday afternoons between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Supporters are urged to participate to keep up the morale of the strikers and show the employer that support and determination remains strong.
Nurses as the Devonshire Care Centre went on strike on Monday, December 31st seeking wages and benefits that are closer to provincial standards. The nurses at Local 417 are paid about $9 less per hour than registered nurses elsewhere in the province. These nurses have been in negotiations for more than a year seeking their first collective agreement.