The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the 1980s.
“By creating a subsidiary entity of Alberta Health Services (AHS) covering lab services province-wide, this government has created a further division in public health care in Alberta." — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President, and laboratory technologist
“The legislation is a significant step towards improving workplaces. Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) and the labour movement have been fighting for changes like these for many years. This is a day to celebrate.” Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
“The Finance Minister pledged to both protect frontline services and impose a hiring freeze. These 2 actions are incompatible." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“The number of events that led to emergency calls has increased nearly 36 per cent since 2009, while the population of Alberta has increased by more than 15 per cent. Yet, we have virtually the same number of ambulances." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
Mike Parker, NUPGE NEB member and HSAA President, addressed the PSI World Congress detailing how the labour movement can push legislators to ensure presumptive coverage for mental injuries is available to all workers.
“The committee felt strongly about supporting those that have served in the past. They have served us and they deserve our support now.” — Evan Stratichuk, Young Workers Committee Chair and HSAA/NUPGE board member
"Once again we were inspired by the young people who entered. Their essay entries were wide ranging and, in some cases, quite poignant and filled with insight. We hope that our financial assistance will go some way to helping the young persons selected achieve their dreams." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Battling climate change will not only create thousands of good jobs for Albertans, it will also improve our communities. For these reasons, climate change is a core issue for HSAA/NUPGE.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“This study shows that paramedics and dispatchers are almost 5 times as likely to suffer a mental health injury as members of the general population." — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice President