CUPE Alberta sectoral committees exist to co-ordinate activities of CUPE locals within the same area of the public service. The Health Employees' Committee works to plan bargaining strategy, public relations campaigns and government lobby efforts, as well as acting as an avenue for locals to keep each other informed of their activities.
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Edmonton Strathcona MLA Rachel Notley stood up for long term care patients and the people who help them in the Alberta Legislature today. Here is her statement.
MEDICINE HAT – Employees of St. Joseph’s senior’s facility have voted 71% in favour of joining the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). St. Joseph’s is run by Covenant Health.
Breakthrough contract with Age Care achieves parity with AHS wage rates.
CALGARY – A breakthrough round of collective bargaining between the Canadian Union of Public Employees and Age Care Incorporated has given employees at a private Calgary long term care facility wages and working conditions on par with facilities operated by Alberta Health Services.
Employees at Association Ambulance in Sylvan Lake, Alberta voted 65% in favor of joining the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
A union representing 6,000 long term care employees is calling a recent increase in seniors's fees 'A broken promise to seniors.'
The President of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees is supporting a municipally led call for better provinicial funding for Seniors' Lodges.
Grande Prairie - Thirty-four employees of "The Gardens" a local designated assisted living facility, have voted 75% in favour of joining the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
American consumer and health care advocate Ralph Nader will be the keynote speaker for a conference about Alberta's health care system.
The union representing over 7,000 senior’s care employees slammed today’s provincial budget for continuing to ignore the crisis in long term care.
EDMONTON – A survey of 561 CUPE members employed by long term care and residential care facilities in Alberta shows little improvement in the conditions of the province’s seniors’ facilities.
EDMONTON – The release of figures showing a tripling of the number of people waiting for long term care since 2006 shows the need for the Alberta government to keep its election promise to build 600 new long term care beds.
EDMONTON – More than 2,600 people have signed postcards calling on Premier Ed Stelmach to honour his election promise to build 600 new long-term care beds in Alberta.
By Diana Gibson, Parkland Institute Reprinted from the Edmonton Journal
CALGARY -- CUPE Local 8 (Calgary area long term care facilities) has launched a postcard campaign asking Premier Ed Stelmach to keep an election promise to build 600 new long term care beds.
Stelmach government's refusal to build more long term care beds is causing a crisis in seniors' care.
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