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United Nurses of Alberta

The roots of the United Nurses of Alberta began with the establishment of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses in 1916 and then the Staff Nurse Associations in 1950.┬áThe United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) emerged in 1977, representing over 3000 nurses in 50 health care institutions throughout the province. Whereas the organization’s primary focus resided in collective bargaining for members, UNA also addressed broader issues related to labour, the status of women, and public health care advocacy. Today, UNA represents more than 24,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, student nurses, and allied health care professionals. Governed by a board and officers of elected nurses, UNA policies and directives are negotiated through provincial meetings of delegates and, in some cases, involve the direct engagement of the membership in its entirety. The UNA NewsBulletin is produced under the authority of the Executive as one of the primary modes of communication with its members.


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