New collective agreement includes improvements to work/life balance, working conditions and benefits.
“The tentative agreement brings some real improvements to work-life balance issues for our members, and some improvements to benefits for which we’ve been advocating for many years." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“This study shows that paramedics and dispatchers are almost 5 times as likely to suffer a mental health injury as members of the general population." — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice President
"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
“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
“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