Nurses march on day of action at hospitals across Alberta to amplify staffing, salary concerns – CBC

Closed hospital beds and salary rollbacks will affect patient care, union says

Aug 11, 2021

Alberta nurses took part in simultaneous information pickets across the province on Wednesday in an effort to amplify their concerns that understaffing, closed hospital beds and salary rollbacks will impact patient care.

The day of action came as the province attempts to balance its finances with proposed cuts to nurses’ salaries amidst the turmoil of ongoing waves of COVID-19, and demonstrations were planned at more than 25 works sites across Alberta.

The United Nurses of Alberta (UNA), which represents about 30,000 health-care workers across the province, encouraged its members, their coworkers and the public to attend during breaks and time off.

Members of other health-care unions including the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the Canadian Union of Public Employees also joined to show support.

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