Here is a quick update of where we are.
The vote was completed on June 18th and the votes will remain sealed and will not be counted until the objections that have been brought forward to the ALRB are heard. Those hearings are scheduled through July where our lawyer team is presenting evidence to refute or answer the objections.
The Alberta Counsel lawyer’s bill is $ 125,000.00 and counting, which is not unexpected for the amount of work they are doing. A payment plan will be set up once NPAAU is certified and a completed CBA has been established. NPAA funds will also go to help pay this bill as NPAA initiated this process according to the members' support.
Once the vote has been counted and we have been certified, then the team will move forward with trying to start collective bargaining. Any further updates will be sent out as the information becomes available. It is unlikely we will hear about the vote before early August.
If anyone has any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to Anne or myself at [email protected] or [email protected].
Thank-you everyone for your support. We will let you know once the vote has been completed.
President, Mary-Elizabeth Cooper NP
Vice President, Anne Summach