AHS and HSAA ratify collective agreement

July 28, 2022

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta have ratified a new collective agreement.

The four-year agreement expires on March 31, 2024, and sets out the terms and conditions for the more than 21,000 healthcare workers who play a critical role in our healthcare system.

AHS is pleased to reach a positive outcome based on the mediator’s recommendations, which reflects the economic environment as well as the critical role our healthcare workers have played and the challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic.

The new collective agreement includes modest increases over four years. In addition, AHS and HSAA have agreed to work together in an effort to address recruitment and retention to remote and rural communities in Alberta.

“We are grateful to our AHS Board and to HSAA members for voting in favour of this positive outcome”, says Mauro Chies, Interim AHS President and CEO. “This would not have been possible without the dedication of the negotiation teams who have worked tirelessly over the past several months to reach an agreement. We extend our thanks to HSAA staff and the healthcare teams they work with for their exceptional work and dedication to serving Albertans.”

AHS is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.