Victory for nurses

Edmonton Journal, July 3, 2010 It's all too rare that we read of cheering news on the Alberta health-care front, in spite of the fact that the system remains far better than we sometimes imagine it to be. So let's take this opportunity to congratulate all concerned on the new contract just signed by the United Nurses of Alberta and the provincial government. The last thing Albertans needed was a protracted battle between registered and psychiatric nurses - key front-line workers - and Alberta Health Services. A certain collective fatigue has set in over the constant wrangling in the realm, and it's a relief to mark an occasion underlined by co-operation and quiet, un-fevered negotiation. ... Victory