Tentative agreement reached with Shoppers Drug Mart on the heels of the announcement the company will not renew its contract with Alberta Health Services.
"People know that when economic injustice and inequality exist, our families and our communities suffer. Economic well being is a human right that must be protected." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“This situation is clear proof of the dangers of contracting out vital hospital services. If these workers were still under the roof of AHS, the corporate drive for profits would not be a factor and we would not be in this situation." - Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.
Employees at Calgary outpatient pharmacies warn public care levels being undermined
"When the government cuts a dollar in health-care spending to balance its books, it is the patients who bleed." - HSAA/NUPGE submission to government's Dollars and Sense consultations.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging Canadians to take the opportunity on World Mental Health Day to learn more about mental illness, as well as ways to promote positive mental health.
Thank you for honouring some of the issues we all care so much about with your time and with your words." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Mediation begins in October 2012 for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Carewest.
Edmonton (16 July 2012) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) employed by Carewest have secured mediation dates for October 2, 3 and 4, 2012, almost a year after negotiations began.
HSAA/NUPGE members at Calgary Laboratory Services accept renewed collective agreement.
Edmonton (12 July 2012) - On June 29, office and clerical members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) employed by Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) voted to accept the tentative agreement reached on June 14, 2012.
In bargaining since 2011, HSAA/NUPGE members look to mediator for assistance.
Edmonton (28 June 2012) - The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) has requested the assistance of a mediator in contract talks with Carewest. Recent contract talks have not progressed sufficiently toward a settlement.