Province, nurses union sign new three-year deal

Contract reflects 'economic realities of the day'. Edmonton Journal, July 1, 2010 Edmonton - The province and the United Nurses of Alberta have ratified a new three-year contract covering the province's 24,000 registered nurses. The contract agreement, reached late Wednesday, provides no salary increase this year, a two-per-cent increase in 2011 and a four-per-cent increase in 2012. "The contract also begins to address nurses' biggest concern, which is adequate and safe nurse staffing," said UNA president Heather Smith. ... Province