Message from the UNA Local 115 Executive (Jan 2005)

Message from President Michelle Senkow

Happy New Year everyone. As the New Year starts we are awakened by the tremendous tragedy of lives lost in the Tsunami disaster. As nurses we deal with life and death each day and we truly recognize the devastation this has caused to so many people. Our
hearts are with them.

As the cold weather grips us in Alberta we start a new calendar year.

Please acknowledge the Vacation planner that is posted on your unit of work. It is important that you mark every vacation that you would like for the entire year from May 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006 on this vacation planner. This is every month inclusive of Dec and Xmas holidays. The vacation planner will be posted from Jan1/05 – March 15/05 and approval or disapproval shall be posted by April 30/05. POSTED vacation planner means a board or binder for all UNA staff to view all UNA staff requests for vacation on that unit. Vacation requests are awarded by seniority of the members on your unit. The PCM shall also provide a statement as to how many staff per unit may be permitted to be on vacation at the same time.

If there is a problem on your unit with these provisions of Art 17 of our Collective  Agreement- please call our office. Welcome to new Local 115 committee members and
Ward Reps. We are planning another great year in 115 where you can learn about all the work UNA does.

Have a good month and remember to call us if you have any good questions or concerns.


Michelle M. Senkow

President UNA – Local 115


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