In 2018, the Una Collective Agreement introduced a new way for workers to receive compensation – through a lump sum payment. This payment is given in addition to regular wages and benefits, and provides workers with a one-time cash infusion that can help meet their financial needs.
The Una Collective Agreement is an agreement between the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and participating employers in the province. It covers over 30,000 registered nurses and allied health workers, and outlines their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
The lump sum payment was introduced as a way to provide workers with greater flexibility in their compensation. Instead of receiving a fixed salary or hourly wage, workers can now receive a lump sum payment that is based on their individual circumstances.
The amount of the lump sum payment varies depending on a number of factors, including the worker`s hours worked, length of service, and job classification. Workers can use this payment to pay down debt, invest in their education or career development, or simply save for the future.
One important thing to note is that the lump sum payment is not a permanent part of the Una Collective Agreement. Instead, it is negotiated on a yearly basis, and may be subject to change depending on the needs of workers and management alike.
If you are a registered nurse or allied health worker covered by the Una Collective Agreement, it is important to stay up-to-date on any changes to the lump sum payment policy. By staying informed and advocating for your needs and interests, you can help ensure that you receive fair and adequate compensation for your hard work and dedication in the healthcare field.