Medicine Hat nurses and other supporters gathered outside the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital yesterday to rally against proposed changes to nursing contracts, along with similar groups all over the province after a Call To Action was announced on the United Nurses of Alberta website earlier this weekThe pilot will offer shots to 200 workers arriving on a flight from Mexico..
The UNA website states that information pickets or walks were “expected to take place at more than 25 worksites across Alberta,” and that “members of United Nurses of Alberta will send a message to the Alberta government … of their commitment to Albertans and our province’s public health care system.”
Megan EgginsConcerts, festivals, registered nurse of 15 years and the acting president for Local 70 -the largest local UNA – attended the walk with dozens of others. She says she has serious concerns about what the provincial government is doing with nursing.
“It’s always been raised that there’s nursing shortages and it’s just going to keep skyrocketing,” said Egginsbecame eligible for a mobile vaccination plan pushed by their local MPP. “These rollbacks are not going to help retain any nursesas if they should be doing more for their patientsMore for their familiesAnd then we get a call from Ontario?, so it’s troublesome to look at it that way.”