“I’m pleased with the Alberta Labour Relations Board ruling and expect the leadership of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees to ensure that all employees return to work immediately.

“Albertans should be able to rely on their healthcare system with services delivered uninterrupted – no matter the circumstance.

“We fully expect all employees to respect the board’s ruling and return to work.

“Going forward we expect that all unions respect the bargaining process and stop putting Albertans’ safety at risk. We will not tolerate illegal strike activity.”