'We're prepared and pleased to welcome our newest members into HSAA's growing family," says HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann.
The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) is a national advocacy body that represents 100,000 unionized health professionals who deliver the diagnostic, clinical, rehabilitation and preventative services that are essential to timely and quality health care.
Some of the highly trained professionals represented by CHPS include medical laboratory technologists, physiotherapists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dieticians and psychologists. These professionals work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health services, laboratories, home care services and public health agencies.
News - Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS)
New law tabled in legislature will implement landmark lawsuit provisions won last year by NBUPPE.
'We're relatively pleased with what appears to be this government's acknowledgement that public health care is a key priority for Albertans.' - Elisabeth Ballermann.
Budget cuts by Campbell government hurt vulnerable young children and leave 40 highly-trained therapists without jobs.
Little interest in addressing 'workplace concerns' of 25,000 health care workers. - Bonnie Erickson, SGEU.
'Let the government know about the importance of public services to our communities and to our economy.' - Joan Jessome.
'Public health professionals undertake important work, including disease prevention, health promotion and community protection.' - Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA president.
Study at four city hospitals represents the first in-depth investigation of 'role overload' in Canada's health care system.
Government may try to impose pattern on other unions based on settlements with health care and school support workers.
The goal is to stop the government's 'low road approach' to dealing with the recession and replace it with a 'high road approach' that protects services.