We’re updating a story we first brought you yesterday. Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews released a statement calling for a wage freeze for the first three years for nurses, and a wage increase in years four and five. The United Nurses of Alberta shot back, calling the statement by Toews misleading. The UNA says Alberta Health Services is asking nurses to take a two per cent wage cut for UNA members. One per cent would be added in the final few years by the employer.
The UNA expects to meet with a mediator on September 10th to go over contract details.