These agreements contained provisions to delay dismissals. AHS`s latest offer contained and extended this provision until March 31, but the union wants to postpone all layoffs until a new agreement is reached. “We ask that there be no layoffs until there is a new collective agreement and the province tells us of its plans.” The collective agreement was originally scheduled to expire at the end of March, but both groups reached agreements to temporarily postpone negotiations during the pandemic. CALGARY — The head of the United Nurses of Alberta, the union that represents more than 30,000 nurses, and the province are at odds over the dates of collective bargaining. “The UNA believes that layoffs should be postponed until a new collective agreement is reached,” the statement read.