The Supreme Court of Canada has found that two Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) members and a Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) member who contracted breast cancer while working in the laboratory at Mission Memorial Hospital are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Their employer, Fraser Health Authority, fought their claims for more than a decade.
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.
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.
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).
RE: An Application by AUPE for a determination pursuant to s.12(3)(o) of the Labour Relations Code regarding Alberta Health Services Telehealth Technicians