Message from President Michelle Senkow
Welcome November and we must first tribute our veterans who have so bravely fought for our country and freedom. Our thoughts are with the families that have soldiers now fighting to secure peace in Afghanistan.
October was busy with UNA- AGM in Edmonton – Local 115 went with 44 voting delegates and observers to participate in the elections and business of our union. Many terrific education sessions were also presented.
Christmas hours should be posted and Art 18 clearly states the requirements for your time off- we have had to file some grievances to deal with these issues. Next will be the Vacation Planner posted Jan 1/07 – important to mark on the vacation Planner your requests for the ENTIRE Year from May 1/07 to April 30/08. Mark in blocks of time e.g. Dec 1-10 means you have the entire block off and whatever days you are working during that
time will be marked as vacation if approved.
Many units are changing rotations and this would cover whatever rotation you are in at the time of vacation. So start thinking about that. This month Local 115 delegates go to the Demand Setting meeting to discuss and vote on our proposals for our next contract. Following that meeting there will be our Local AGM meeting on Dec 6/06 and then Information meetings to provide info and discussion about the proposals followed by a ratification vote on Jan 11/06.
Hope to see you at the meetings.
Michelle M. Senkow RN, BScN
President, Local 115
United Nurses of Alberta