health care

May 17, 2017

“We will continue pushing hard for alternatives to disruptive health restructuring and any measures which don’t respect the collective bargaining rights of our members.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

May 5, 2017

"Labs work hand in hand with physicians, surgeons and many other health care sectors. Separating them makes as much sense as creating separate entities to do heart surgeries or cancer treatment." — Mike Parker

April 12, 2017

“For a government elected to improve public services, we didn’t see that backed up in this budget." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 31, 2017

"We want to work together to ensure that frontline workers, the services they provide, and the people they care for are not negatively affected during the transition to one massive health region." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 30, 2017

"We’ve been raising these concerns for years, and despite numerous WCB orders and fines, the violence continues.” —  Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

March 28, 2017

“Will this mean paramedics will be driving longer distances to get their patients to hospital, further tying up ambulances for long stretches on the road? How does that help or improve patient care?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 28, 2017

"Code Census only moves the problem of overcrowding onto in-patient floors. It does nothing to address the underlying problem of an overall lack of capacity and resources that are needed to deal with the growing demands on our health care system." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

March 17, 2017

“It snows in Alberta every winter. There’s a flu outbreak every year. Regular events should not cripple ambulance services.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 14, 2017

“Some things are too important for profit to play a role. The collection of life-saving blood products is a critical part of our health care system and introducing a profit motive undermines the safety and security of those vital supplies." Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 13, 2017

"We are pleased to see acknowledgement of many of these issues and a timeline to address funding and staffing, quality of care, and accountability in the sector.” —  Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President