The Union of Healthcare Professionals

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a labour union representing 24,000 paramedical technical, professional and general support employees in the public and private health-care sectors of Alberta, Canada. HSAA maintains a head office in Edmonton and an office in Calgary.

by Luanne Climenhaga
2016.06.27

This is the only call for the election for the full-time position of the HSAA Vice-President. The successful candidate will take office at the first meeting of the board following the announcement of the successful candidate on August 18, 2016. The Vice-President's term will also conclude at the end of the AGM in 2019.luannec@hsaa.ca

by Luanne Climenhaga
2016.06.27

The provincial union representing paramedics, occupational therapists, laboratory technicians and other health workers is set to get a new leader for the first time in more than two decades. Elisabeth Ballermann, who has served as president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta since 1995, will resign her position Aug. 20.

by Luanne Climenhaga
2016.06.25

HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann was elected today to the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) to which HSAA is affiliated. NUPGE is one of the largest unions in Canada, representing more than 360,000 members. She will take up her new role on August 20 when she will relinquish her position as HSAA president.

by Kim Adonyi-Keegan
2016.06.25

Long-time Alberta labour leader and progressive activist Elisabeth Ballermann was today elected to a top position with the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

by Luanne Climenhaga
2016.06.17

Even in this incredibly prosperous province of ours, we see that working Albertans on the lowest end of the economic spectrum are less healthy. They’re more likely to have less access to good quality food. They lead more stressful lives. They’re less likely to have the time and money to exercise. It’s harder for low-income people to make use of the public health-care system for preventative check-ups.