HSAA supports AUPE workers standing up against Kenney’s health-care cuts

"Health-care workers have been working tirelessly to keep Albertans safe and they have been rewarded with threats to their jobs by a government that is hell-bent on ripping apart our public health-care system." — Mike Parker, HSAA President


Edmonton (26 Oct. 2020)  — “HSAA supports AUPE workers who are standing up against Kenney’s health-care cuts that were heartlessly announced in the midst of this pandemic,” says Mike Parker, President of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE), representing 27,000 health-care professionals across the province.

“Health-care workers have been working tirelessly to keep Albertans safe and they have been rewarded with threats to their jobs by a government that is hell-bent on ripping apart our public health-care system. The blame for any disruption to patient care that may occur today needs to land squarely at the feet of Jason Kenney and the UCP,” Parker added.

HSAA/NUPGE members will respect picket lines. It is the employer’s responsibility to safely get them into their workplaces. HSAA/NUPGE members will not do the work of other union members.

 


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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE