The walkouts at hospitals and health care centres by members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees on October 26 have been met with a tremendous wave of support right across the province. The demands of the workers to stop the 11,000 layoffs the Alberta government has announced, and to reverse and stop further privatization, are receiving widespread support, while the government’s attacks on the workers are being met with utter contempt. Many people are also calling on Alberta Health Services to stop its threats to punish the workers.
Since October 27, seniors have organized daily information pickets in front of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. On November 5 the unions and associations of faculty and staff in post-secondary education are organizing information pickets in Edmonton and Athabasca. Pickets are also being organized for 6:15 am at two hospitals, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary, to greet the first shift as they come to work.
Main Entrance, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Kingsway Ave west of 102 St. Hosted by Alberta Federation of Labour Facebook
University of Alberta Hospital, 112 St. and 85 Ave Organized by Post-Secondary Education sector: Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA), Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta, Athabasca University Faculty Association, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3911 Facebook
11:00 am -1:00 pm
Athabasca Health Centre , 3100 48 Ave Organized by the Athabasca University Faculty Association
Main Entrance to Foothills Hospital, 14 Ave and 29 St. NW Hosted by the Alberta Federation of Labour Facebook