In addition, the letter of understanding #20, Re: Job Security, which also expires on March 31, will be amended to have an expiration date of May 31, 2020. This loU guarantees that there will be no dismissal of direct nursing staff under the UNA agreement before the expiry date of the letter. “The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached,” the statement reads. “AHS said it would not agree to postpone the layoffs until a new deal is reached.” The parties agree to revisit the matter in mid-May to determine whether the agreement still needs to be extended. To foster thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear at each submission in CBC/Radio-Canada`s online communities (except in children`s and youth communities). Pseudonyms are no longer allowed. The United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) has rejected Alberta Health Services` offer to postpone negotiations until March 31, 2021. She had offered to resume discussions next month, but this proposal was rejected by AHS.