"I have a great appreciation for the work of Alberta’s frontline health care workers, and I thank them for their dedicated service throughout the ongoing pandemic.

"I am very disappointed the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) has refused Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) offer to delay labour negotiations.

"Right now, Alberta’s government is focused on what matters most – the rollout of our vaccination program and continued response to the pandemic.

"We’re starting to make headway in this battle with COVID-19 and I’m hopeful that other unions at AHS do not follow the lead of UNA and will agree to delay negotiations that puts the health of Albertans first."

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