EDMONTON – Bankruptcy proceedings against a private, for-profit surgical facility in Calgary clearly illustrate why it is essential that Albertans’ health care is provided in public facilities staffed by public employees, says the president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
AUPE President Guy Smith addresses about 300 labour leaders, politicians, activists, and supporters at a lunch-hour barbecue and rally on Apr. 30 to draw attention to the need to redevelop Alberta Hospital Edmonton. Redevelopment of the site is vital, he told the crowd, because without it, treatment of patients will suffer. “Without the certainty of the future,” he said, “how can we possibly continue to do the hard work that we do every day? We need that certainty of redevelopment. We need it now.”
Also addressing the crowd were Friends of Medicare Executive Director David Eggen, Alberta Hospital Edmonton psychiatrist Dr. Krista Leicht, United Nurses of Alberta President Heather Smith, Health Sciences Association of Alberta President Elisabeth Ballermann, and Chair of AUPE Local 046/012 Vaughan Patrick, representing Auxiliary Nursing Care employees of AHE.
BONNYVILLE – Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees who work for the Town of Bonnyville have voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement.
EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees will hold a rally near Alberta Hospital Edmonton today in an effort to secure the redevelopment of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, and stop the closing of the geriatric unit.
FAIRVIEW – Negotiators for Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 071/007, representing approximately 80 employees of Grande Prairie Regional College’s Fairview Campus, have applied for the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator to help the parties reach a fair agreement.
AUPE president advises Albertans to use consultations to make clear their support for public health care
EDMONTON – Alberta Union of Provincial Employees members and other Albertans need to make it absolutely clear to the provincial government through the health act consultation process announced today that they will not accept dilution of public health care in our province, says AUPE President Guy Smith.
EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees will hold a rally near Alberta Hospital Edmonton tomorrow, Friday, April 30, in an effort to secure the redevelopment of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, and stop the closing of the geriatric unit.
Local 046 held their AGM at Headquarters on Apr. 27, and took time out for a group photo.
EDMONTON – In a solemn ceremony to mourn people killed or injured on the job, AUPE President Guy Smith called upon the Provincial Government to make workplace safety a priority.
EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees marks the International Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job at 11:00 a.m. today at the union’s Headquarters at 10451 – 170 Street NW, Edmonton.