Statement of support for health care workers

NASA members may have seen news that frontline health care workers represented by AUPE have walked off the job at multiple sites across Alberta, including the U of A Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.

NASA sends its solidarity to these workers, who are standing up in opposition to the provincial government’s decision to eliminate 11,000 health care jobs in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We share their concern that the elimination of tens of thousands of public sector positions in health care, K-12 education, post-secondary education, and many other vital areas will compromise public safety and the ability of the province to recover from the greatest health and economic threat we’ve faced in a century.

We encourage members to join the picket line when they are on break or after work to show support for these impacted workers.

You can read the media release from AUPE.