Minister of Labour Christina Gray

“I am very pleased to learn that the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and Points West Living Ltd. have reached a collective agreement at the Cold Lake supportive living facility with the support and assistance of mediator Rick Wilson and the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

“I am proud that the new labour relations system in Alberta carefully balances the rights of the workers and the employer, while encouraging both parties to engage in a fair collective bargaining process.

“While this was clearly a very tough negotiation for all parties involved, both employees and the employer should be congratulated for coming back to the table and reaching an agreement that provides the foundation for an ongoing bargaining relationship and ensures the delivery of continuing care in the community of Cold Lake.