EDMONTON – An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge today granted an interim injunction sought by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees to halt the transfer of 186 medical services staff to Alberta Health Services from Correctional Services.
One hundred and twenty one people turned out for a boisterous information picket in Ponoka on Mar. 26 in support of hospital security services. AUPE Vice-President Jason Heistad, who attended the picket, said that not only the larger centres will be affected by reduced hospital security. “Rural hospitals under this plan will be covered by a roving security detail. If an incident occurs in Olds when the nearest security officer is in Lacombe, there is literally nothing that he can do. Hospital staff will have to rely on the RCMP, who are also stretched extremely thin in rural areas. This is a lose-lose situation,” he said. Photo courtesy of Jasmine Franklin, Ponoka News.
EDMONTON – Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 047/023 members will hold an information picket outside Extendicare’s Holyrood nursing home on Tuesday, April 6 to protest their employer’s reluctance to move forward in bargaining.
SPRUCE GROVE – More than 100 players, volunteers and sponsors descended on the Spruce Grove Curling Club last week for AUPE’s own Roar of the Rings event, the Fifth Annual AUPE Curling Funspiel, and while the level of curling skill might not have been world-class, the atmosphere and enjoyment certainly was.
CALGARY – Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 048/013 members will hold an information picket outside Extendicare’s Cedars Villa today to protest their employer’s reluctance to move forward in bargaining.
Over 400 people attended the Mar. 20 Join Together Alberta rally that marched from three different locations to the Alberta Legislature. AUPE President Guy Smith and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Bill Dechant also attended, as well as many AUPE members from around Alberta.
EDMONTON – An internal Alberta Health Services document obtained by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees estimates the total cost of upgrading Alberta Hospital Edmonton to be just $8.6 million. The document also shows that bringing the geriatric psychiatry building up to current standards would cost far less than moving the unit to Villa Caritas in west Edmonton.
AT AUPE REGIONAL OFFICE, RED DEER, ALBERTA
The meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m. with Sandra Azocar in the Chair.
Present: Sandra Azocar Daniel Balantac Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes Pervis Fisher Leslie Marquardt Susanne Rutledge
Staff Advisor: Maria Marrazzo
Absent: Tory Ormann Craig Stansfield
CALGARY – Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 048/013 members will hold an information picket outside Extendicare’s Cedars Villa on Mar. 30 to protest their employer’s reluctance to move forward in bargaining.
EDMONTON – Sixty minutes without light can make a huge difference for the environment, and AUPE is encouraging all its members to mark Earth Hour this Saturday.