“Today, I am pleased to hear that Registered Nurses have voted to accept the Mediator’s recommendation. This four-year labour agreement comes after many months of dedicated negotiations.

“Alberta’s nurses have played a critical role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re deeply appreciative of the role they have played in caring for our friends, families and neighbours over the past two difficult years.

“We appreciate that this agreement balances the need to keep health care spending comparative to that in other jurisdictions while ensuring Alberta’s Registered Nurses receive fair and competitive compensation for the critical services they provide.  

“I also applaud the parties in arriving at an agreement that recognizes and works to address the unique labour market realities facing Alberta and North America in the recruitment and retention of Registered Nurses.”