EDMONTON, Alberta – On Monday, December 20, 2021, the Alberta Labour Relations Board (“ALRB”) confirmed that The Alberta Union of Nurse Practitioners (“AUNP”) has become the certified bargaining agent for nurse practitioners employed at Alberta Health Services (“AHS”).
“This is the next step in the process of attaining professional equity for Nurse Practitioners in Alberta” states AUNP President Anne Summach. “Establishing a bargaining body unique to NPs is a first across Canada, and Alberta’s NPs are leading the way in ensuring all Albertans have access to the quality, comprehensive care that NPs provide.”
On October 20, 2021, the AUNP applied to the ALRB to become the certified bargaining agent for NPs employed at AHS. The ALRB sent mail-in ballots to all eligible NPs employed at AHS, and those ballots were counted on Monday, December 20, 2021. The ALRB has now confirmed the voting results: a resounding majority of AHS NPs chose AUNP to be their bargaining agent.
AUNP organizer David Froelich declares: "As a life-long labour advocate, witnessing AHS Nurse Practitioners taking increased control of the terms and conditions of their employment and proactively seeking to positively influence the overall direction of their own profession is truly remarkable.”
AUNP is a trade union formed by nurse practitioners as a strong voice for NPs across the province. AUNP is supported by an experienced team of union organizers and negotiators and by local legal and lobby firm Alberta Counsel. The union is dedicated to representation and advocacy for Alberta’s NPs by Alberta’s NPs.
For any questions, please contact AUNP at: [email protected]