The Union of Healthcare Professionals
The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a labour union representing close to 25,000 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.
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District Meeting dates have been set for this Fall and registration for all meetings is open now. Last year's meetings were a great success and it was an excellent opportunity to meet far more of you than we generally do at AGMs and LRCs.
I’ve arrived back today two weeks after joining the Fairness Express tour of Alberta. Though a little spent and road weary, I also found myself reflecting on how fortunate I have been to be able to share Albertan’s stories of struggle because HSAA and it’s members have been so generous and forward-looking to throw their support and resources behind such an important initiative.
The nationwide Fairness Express rolls into Calgary on Sunday, August 31, to bring its message about the need for fairness to people at the Pride Calgary Parade and Festival. "Pride Calgary is a perfect example of people from diverse backgrounds working together to build a more inclusive and fair society for all of us," says Elisabeth Ballermann, president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA).
Imagine the heartache of losing the family farm after 40 years of sweat and toil. The shame you feel that you were the one who let the family treasure slip away. This is the story that Fairness Express engager and HSAA board member Kathie Bzdel heard when the big green bus stopped in St. Paul, Alberta.
... “Of course they’ll keep it all” stated a young guy in the chair next to me referring to corporate profits. The conversation rolled around to how the companies that have the largest profits treat their workers the worst. The parallel between good jobs and strong labor rights was quickly established. ...