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February 18, 2015

Anonymous Twitter account in Alberta warns residents of lengthy wait times for ambulance services. Union representing Alberta paramedics and EMTs worries that provincial cuts will make problem worse.

February 11, 2015

"The real solution to sick leave is having adequate staffing levels and the appropriate number of acute-care and long-term care beds and emergency-service resources, but we see no mention of that from AHS." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.

January 26, 2015

President of Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) warns Premier that members will not quietly accept having their contract ripped up and wage cuts.

December 17, 2014

"HSAA is its members and your leadership remains committed to ensuring that your concerns about your working conditions are addressed on a daily basis," said Elisabeth Ballermann, President HSAA.

October 27, 2014

"AHS has an obligation to work with us on this important issue and to sidestep the legal bargaining agent for these frontline workers is extremely disrespectful to those workers. We expect and demand better." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.

October 21, 2014

"Neither AHS nor the Conservative government have made a case that privatization of lab services on this scale will work. It has been tried and failed in Edmonton in 1995 and in Calgary in 1996. And yet, here we are going down the same troubled road again." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.

October 15, 2014

Are new Alberta Premier Prentice and Health Minister Mandel too busy playing politics and campaigning for their seats to give a mandate to Alberta Health Services to deal with vital day-to-day issues?

October 10, 2014

Edmonton (10 Oct. 2014) — Faced with a crisis in health care, Jim Prentice's Conservative government appears to be planning to cut the quality of emergency care and attack front-line workers, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) said on October 8.

September 26, 2014

Eighty-one per cent say that morale is worse across Alberta.

September 23, 2014

"If new attacks on your pension security are launched by the government, we'll mobilize to deal with them." — Gil McGowan, Chair, Alberta Labour Coalition on Pensions.

Edmonton (23 Sept. 2014) — Albertans who have been fighting to protect public pension plans can breathe a sigh of relief this week. Jim Prentice, the new Premier of Alberta, has prorogued the Legislature, and by doing so, killed controversial Bill 9 and Bill 10.