AHS will not offer VEP to former AADAC members | National Union of Public and General Employees

AHS will not offer VEP to former AADAC members

'The employer has indicated that the staffing level for this group of employees is low.' - HSAA/NUPGE.

Edmonton (22 Nov. 2010) - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has decided not to extend its Voluntary Exit Plan (VEP) to employees who were part of the former Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) says it approached AHS on behalf of members who were part of the former AADAC.

"These AADAC members were not part of the HSAA bargaining unit when HSAA and AHS entered into a letter of understanding allowing the VEP to be offered to HSAA members," the union notes.

"A key component of the VEP is the requirement to create a vacancy by the member's  exit from the work place thereby reducing overall staff numbers. The employer has indicated that the staffing level for this group of employees is low. Therefore, they are unable to offer the VEP which would further reduce the staffing mix," the union says.

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