Alberta Health Services Aupe Collective Agreement
In a statement, the Alberta Health Sciences Association, which represents 27,000 health professionals in Alberta, said it supports AUPE workers. The deadline for applications is December 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. Here, www.aupe.org/…/financial…/bursaries-and-scholarships The collective agreement has expired and is currently being renegotiated by the Alberta government and the Alberta Provincial Employees Association. As a result, printed copies of the agreement are not currently distributed. The ADA calls on the government to freeze its plans and “work quietly for reconciliation with workers throughout the health system.” “With ongoing short-term public health staff, this government is pushing our members to the limit when Albertans need it most.” “Health care workers have worked tirelessly to keep Albertans safe and have been rewarded with threats to their jobs by a government that is designed to tear up our public health system,” HSAA President Mike Parker said in a press release. Front Hospital staff left work at several Alberta sites on Monday morning to “defend their jobs and the public health system that keeps Albertans safe and alive,” says AUPE. The Alberta Teachers` Association also issued a statement supporting striking health care workers in Alberta, saying the work action was a “direct response to the government`s decisions to reduce, offload and privatize public health care.” Smith said “the last straw” for health care workers was a recent announcement by Health Minister Tyler Shandro that 11,000 jobs would be cut in Alberta`s health sector. Earlier this month, Shandro announced that outsourcing services, such as laundry, community lab and food services, will lose about 9,700 jobs. AAA President Heather Smith said the union supported striking health workers and that its members would not do the work of other union members. Smith said members wanted the Minister of Health to abandon his plans to privatize jobs.