'It's not worth the paper it's written on. - Elisabeth Ballermann.
Edmonton (22 Sept. 2009) - The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) has condemned a Voluntary Exit Plan put forward by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to encourage voluntary severance.
HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann calls the package an insult to the province's health professionals.
"AHS has offered our members a voluntary severance package that pales in comparison to the money they're throwing at their managers," says Ballermann. "It's not worth the paper it's written on."
AHS has scheduled meetings with other health care unions to discuss the issue.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 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
Details of Alberta Health Services' proposal - pdf