The Union of Healthcare Professionals

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a labour union representing over 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 Hannah Murphy
2017.08.11

The following letter has been sent by HSAA Vice-President, Trudy Thomson, to the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry, Labour and Justice regarding the death of paid farm worker Stephen Gibson and the need to improve safety on Alberta farms.

by Hannah Murphy
2017.08.03

By Mike Parker

Brian Jean says he wants to “reduce job-killing government red tape by 33 per cent, and put in place a one-for-one rule after that where any new regulation has to have one at least as onerous taken away.”

by Hannah Murphy
2017.08.01

While many HSAA members belong to the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) and Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP), which are well-funded, defined-benefit plans and have some element of employee representation, many other workers either have no pe

by Hannah Murphy
2017.07.31

In a surprise reversal of course, Sears Canada struck a deal with current and former employees that will see it continue to pay pension and benefit contributions through the summer. ... While welcome relief for the families of more than 16,000 plan members, there remains no guarantee Sears will have sufficient funds to cover promises made down the road.

by Hannah Murphy
2017.07.27

Nonentities. Homeless. Stateless. That’s the reality for a group of people living in the Dominican Republic. They are the descendants of Haitians lured to the country for work, born in the Dominican, but not recognized as citizens, living in the country but with no rights. However, you can help them.