(A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at an Alberta Health Services vaccination clinic in Didsbury, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

by Timm Bruch

CTV News Calgary

January 27, 2024

Hundreds of Alberta health-care workers unvaccinated against COVID-19 are being financially compensated after filing grievances with their union.

This week, 696 Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Precision Laboratories employees are set to be paid out, with some receiving as much as $5,000 for their pandemic labour interruption.

This comes after a recent settlement between the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) and AHS.

A mediator was brought in to rule on the dispute, which involved more than 1,000 grievances from union members who refused to be vaccinated.

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