“I am extremely disappointed that the union leadership of the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) has rejected stability during a pandemic.

“AHS offered job security during the pandemic in exchange for a pause in negotiations until March 31, 2021. UNA had agreed to the same delay twice since the start and midway through the pandemic. It is regrettable that UNA’s union leadership has decided to play games in the media around this common sense offer to a pause bargaining.

“UNA’s overreaching and disingenuous demand for indefinite job security is a shameful effort to take advantage of a health crisis.

“It’s unfortunate that union leadership wants to force uncertainty on their members, and all Albertans, while we continue to deal with COVID-19.”