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Alberta nurses, AHS in bargaining that could end prohibition on strikes

June 2, 2017
Calgary Sun - Bill Kaufmann

In traversing an ethical minefield, Alberta nurses and their employers are negotiating to determine how the caregivers will be deemed an essential service.

An agreement on that question would lift the 35-year ban on nurses striking and even arbitration in labour disputes, said United Nurses of Alberta Director of Labour Relations David Harrigan. 

The sensitivity of the matter and the stakes involved mean the talks are fraught with complexities, he said.

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Free Webinar: Current Evidence For Workplace-Based Interventions On Return- To -Work ...

May 30, 2017
Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD)

Webinar: Current Evidence For Workplace-Based Interventions On RTW For Musculoskeletal, Pain-Related And Mental Health Conditions

Thursday, June 8 at 11:00am PST, 2:00 pm EST

The burden of managing musculoskeletal pain and injuries (MSDs) and mental health (MH) conditions in the workplace is substantial. While overall rates of work injury have declined in most high-income countries, there have not been equivalent improvements in return-to-work rates. The primary objective of this systematic review was to update and synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of workplace-based return- to -work (RTW) interventions that assist workers with MSD and MH conditions with RTW after a period of work absence.

In this webinar, you will hear about the findings from a recent systematic review of the research on the effectiveness of workplace-based programs designed  to help injured and ill workers return to work, published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. The review was co-led by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) based in Toronto, Canada, and the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) based in Melbourne, Australia.

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New state-of-the-art hospital for south Edmonton

May 30, 2017
Alberta Government - Announcement

The province is committing $400 million over the next four years for the development of a new hospital in the rapidly growing Heritage Valley area.  

With a projected 350 to 500 beds, the new hospital will provide expanded health-care delivery to a city that is seeing some of the highest population growth in the country. Southwest Edmonton has seen significant growth in recent years and this trend is expected to continue through to 2030. Over the next decade, the largest growth rate of seniors will occur in the Rutherford area of southwest Edmonton. 

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Workplace legislation changes

May 24, 2016
Alberta Government

Alberta has some of the oldest workplace legislation in Canada. Both the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code have not been significantly updated in almost 30 years and the nature of work and family life has changed a lot since then. 

Following a focused review of existing laws using input from business, industry, organized labour, non-profits and the general public, a series of proposed changes to the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code were introduced as part of Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act.

View the Alberta Government webpage...