FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 20, 2021
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EDMONTON, Alberta – Earlier today, The Alberta Union of Nurse Practitioners (“AUNP”) submitted applications to the Alberta Labour Relations Board (“ALRB”) to become the certified bargaining agent for nurse practitioners employed at Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health.
“We are so thrilled that we were able to do this again with the support of NPs across Alberta,” announces AUNP President Mary-Elizabeth Cooper. “Our team and volunteers worked extremely hard to get us to this point and I couldn’t be prouder of the progress we made. We are one step closer to becoming the voice of NPs in Alberta!”
The ALRB is expected to review AUNP’s applications and put each to a representation vote by the eligible NPs working for each employer. If there are any objections to the certification applications, the ALRB may schedule hearings to resolve them before votes are held.
AUNP organizer David Froelich has decades of union and bargaining experience, including negotiating national collective bargaining agreements. He proclaims: “To have NPs support their second application for certification by the ALRB in this short timeline, and with such overwhelming support, speaks volumes to the urgency NPs sense with this effort in having their own collective voice with their employers. I’m so proud of them!”
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 for Alberta’s NPs by Alberta’s NPs.
For any questions, please contact AUNP at: [email protected]