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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/28/2013

More than 800 nurses ink deal with Alberta Health Services

CALGARY — More than a year since it began, about 800 nurses at seniors’ homes in Calgary have settled a bitter dispute with their employer and signed a collective agreement.

After enlisting a third-party arbitrator, the Alberta Union of Public Employees (AUPE) and senior care facility operator, Carewest reached a deal on Oct. 10. The nurses had been without a contract since June of 2012.