Over 120 Calgary nurses file for unionization

If successful, this will be the 7th facility unionized by United Nurses of Alberta under this employer.

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their latest new applications report and in it was a new application for unionization.

The application was submitted on 20 October 2022 by United Nurses of Alberta. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 123 workers employed by Carewest.

Carewest is a public care provider based out of Calgary.. They operate 14 care facilities, making it the largest public care provider in Calgary and one of the largest in the country.

Support independent journalism

The union is certifying for all the workers at the Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning facility, which offers programs and services for 289 long-term care residents and rehabilitation clients.

UNA already represents workers at 6 other Carewest locations: Beddington C-3, Colonel Belcher, Glenmore Park, Rouleau Manor, Sarcee, and Signal Pointe. If successful, it will be the first Carewest facility to unionize since 2019.

Since the ALRB doesn’t archive their new application reports on their website, here’s a copy of the most recent one.

Support independent journalism

By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

One reply on “Over 120 Calgary nurses file for unionization”

Comment on this story

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: