Labour briefs (April 9, 2001)

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Showing nurses the money

Edmonton — Nurses in Alberta became the highest paid in the country after signing a two-year contract last month. Wages for 20,000 nurses will increase 17 to 22 per cent over two years. Nurses just out of school will be making $24.70 an hour, with an annual income of $49,000 — a $6,500 increase. The province also committed to hiring every new nurse that graduates in Alberta over the next two years.

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