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To: Premier Jason Kenney

No pay cuts for Alberta nurses

No pay cuts for Alberta nurses

Premier Jason Kenny: stop the wage rollback for Alberta nurses.

Why is this important?

Nurses carried Alberta through the pandemic. But instead of rewarding them for their heroic efforts, Jason Kenney is threatening them with a 3% pay cut. [1]

It’s a slap in the face. Nurses have worked flat out to care for us and our loved ones amidst this unprecedented health crisis, scrambling to keep up with surging COVID-19 case numbers, understaffed hospitals, and inadequate medical supplies. Add in the constant threat of contracting the virus, and it’s no wonder many nurses have been at the breaking point for months. [2]

If you agree that we should support - not punish - our hard-working nurses after they’ve done so much to care for all of us - will you sign the petition calling on Kenney to pay Alberta nurses the wages they deserve?

Sources
[1] ​​https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-nursing-union-says-government-wants-them-to-take-a-3-pay-cut
[2] https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/08/barely-out-of-a-pandemic-heres-why-jason-kenneys-government-is-picking-a-fight-with-alberta-nurses.html


Reasons for signing

  • Nurses are the mainstay of a great public health care system.
  • As someone who was raised by a nurse and brother to one, this is a reprehensible act by Kenney given everything the nurses in Alberta did for all of us through the pandemic.
  • Kenney and Shandro (the health minister who owns a private health care insurance company) want to force nurses into quitting in order to say that the system isn't working and thereby justify privatization.

Updates

2021-07-18 10:13:38 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2021-07-16 16:59:35 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-07-16 16:38:09 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-07-16 15:25:01 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-07-16 15:19:14 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-07-16 15:17:41 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-07-16 15:17:02 -0400

10 signatures reached