Nurses, health services back to bargaining table after labour complaint thrown out

Employer did not bargain in bad faith, arbitrator rules
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/24/2014

It’s back to the bargaining table for nurses in Alberta, whose bad-faith labour complaint against health services was thrown out by a judge.

Late last year, the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) petitioned the provincial labour relations board, alleging its employer, Alberta Health Services (AHS), was bargaining in bad-faith.

AHS is a province-wide, fully integrated health care system that governs collective agreements between all health care professionals and the provincial government.