Local 183 - Alberta Hospital Edmonton and Community Mental Health Clinics
Last modified: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:45:13 -0600

Welcome to UNA Local 183

Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Community Mental Health Clinics

UNA AGM 2017 - We are accepting nominations for Local 183 representatives to attend the Provincial UNA AGM this coming October 24, 25, and 26, 2017. A nomination form with instructions can be found here. Nominations must be returned to UNA Local 183 on September 10, 2017 by 1600hrs. A Local 183 meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2017 in the 17-Building Meeting room from 1000 to 1200hrs. If we receive more nominations then we have spots we will have an election. If an election is required, polling station will be open from 1015 to 1045hrs. Poster for the upcoming meeting can be found here. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Election will not be required.

Local 183 Members attending the provincial AGM this year are: Milada, Pawel, Jamie, Bev, Joyce, Chantel, and Corina.

UPCOMING LUNCH EDUCATION SESSION - on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at noon at the 108 Street Mental Health Clinic Michael Sommerfeld will present to us on "Sex Therapy: Assessing for Sexual Problems and Promoting Health Sexuality as an Integral Component of Overall Health". Poster can be found here. Please RSVP to Debbie as indicated on the poster.

LOCAL 183 AGM 2016 - We had a successful Annual General Meeting on December 20, 2016. Congratulations to the following members:

Andrew was acclaimed to the position of Treasurer
Pawel was acclaimed to the position of Professional Responsibility Committee Representative
Milada was acclaimed to the position of Occupational Health & Safety Committee Representative
Jamie was elected to the position of President of UNA Local 183

All positions are for a two year term.

If you have suggestions for venues for our 2017 AGM, let us know.

NEGOTIATIONS 2017 - The Provincial Demand Setting Meeting (DSM) was held on November 22, 23, and 24, 2016. As negotiations are confidential to UNA Members, please access the UNA First Class Program (Link below "Get on UNA Net") or speak to one of the UNA Local 183 Executive Members for updates.

UNA Local 183 is in a unique position this round of negotiations - Jamie Suchan, President of UNA Local 183, has been elected to the Provincial Negotiating Committee.

Provincial Negotiation Timeline document can be found here.
RRSP SUPPLEMENT - UNA members urged to claim their 2-per-cent RRSP supplement. Members of the United Nurses of Alberta need to be aware their Employer has agreed to contribute to a supplemental pension plan in the form of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan contribution. UNA strongly recommends that all members who are regular employees act to take advantage of this provision if they haven't done so. It is a benefit they cannot receive without taking specific action to enroll. So without acting, employees are going without a 2 per cent retirement income supplement to their salary that they are entitled to receive under the collective agreement.

Article 29.05 of the UNA Provincial Collective Agreement:

(a) The Employer shall provide a supplemental pension plan in the form of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP).

(b) Effective on the Employee's date of enrollment, a Regular Employee shall have the right to contribute up to 2% of his or her regular earnings into the RRSP until December 31st of the year the Employee turns 71. The Employer shall match the Employee's contributions into the RRSP.

(c) A Regular Employee who, by virtue of his or her age, no longer qualifies under Article 29.05(b), shall receive an additional 2% of her or his regular earnings.

(d) "Earnings" as defined in Article 29.05(b) above, will include WCB earnings until such time that the Employee exhausts his or her sick leave credits and is deemed to be on sick leave without pay.

The agreement does require that employees contribute 2 per cent of their salary for the employer to match, and employees need to enroll in the program for the employer to contribute this money. No UNA member should go without funds for their retirement that their Employer has agreed to contribute.

This supplemental pension is not available to temporary or casual employees. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your UNA local executive or Labour Relations Officer at 1-800-252-9394.

PROFESSIONAL DAYS - Joint communication from UNA and AHS regarding Professional Development Days. Click here for further details.

HOT BUTTON ISSUES - "Hot Button Issues" - happening across the province. Interpretation of the collective agreement. Click here for "Hot Button" document.

GET ON UNA NET - providing Communication and Data Management to UNA members across Alberta. Click here for steps on how to get your own account.

"Introduction to UNA" website has launched, visit the website at: http://introduction.una.ab.ca/