Nurses ratify three-year deal

Ryan Tumilty, Saint Albert Gazette, July 3, 2010 Alberta Health Services inked a new three-year deal with the province’s 24,000 nurses after union members ratified the agreement Wednesday night. The deal will give the nurses a six per cent raise over the three years, with no increase this year, two per cent in the second and four per cent in the final year. Dr. Stephen Duckett, CEO of AHS said the agreement is good for everyone involved. “I think it is a responsible deal. I think the United Nurses of Alberta took a very responsible position. It is a good deal for nurses, a good deal for patients and a good deal for taxpayers.” ... Nurses