Mike Parker | National Union of Public and General Employees

Mike Parker

May 5, 2017

"Labs work hand in hand with physicians, surgeons and many other health care sectors. Separating them makes as much sense as creating separate entities to do heart surgeries or cancer treatment." — Mike Parker

March 17, 2017

“It snows in Alberta every winter. There’s a flu outbreak every year. Regular events should not cripple ambulance services.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 14, 2017

“Some things are too important for profit to play a role. The collection of life-saving blood products is a critical part of our health care system and introducing a profit motive undermines the safety and security of those vital supplies." Mike Parker, HSAA President

January 17, 2017

"In Alberta in 2013, we proved that solidarity works. Many people from many backgrounds came together to defeat an unfair attack on workers. It’s time for us to step up to the plate and fight back this new attack,." — Mike Parker, HSAA President

December 1, 2016

“The government’s Fair Elections Financing Act will give the power of governance back to the people and keep big money interests at bay.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

November 22, 2016

“The new stroke ambulance being deployed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) is a great example of different health care experts working together to improve the care Albertans receive.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

October 6, 2016

“We have seen decisions made by previous governments based on an ideological commitment to privatization without evidence to back up that it was in the best interests of Albertans,” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

April 12, 2016

"To suggest that there would not be ambulance services available to respond to an emergency when needed, whether in the midst of a strike or not, is a dangerous misrepresentation." — Michael Parker, HSAA Vice-President

January 4, 2016

“We are prepared to give credit where due, but as the union representing a total of more 24,000 health professionals, including EMS, we will continue to advocate for appropriate resources to serve Albertans." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President

August 25, 2015

Instead of making the transition of lab services in Medicine Hat smooth and professional, Alberta Health Services has chosen to ask "already stressed and busy workers to jump through hoops — and then apply for the jobs they already do", says Mike Parker, HSAA.