Alberta’s 122,000 health-care workers insist on meeting with Health Minister

Members of Alberta’s major health-care unions are joining together to demand that the government of Alberta develop a plan to deal with the crisis in health care. 

Edmonton — Alberta’s health-care unions are coming together to request a meeting with the Minister of Health following Premier Danielle Smith’s announcement of her cabinet.

Together the unions represent 122,000 front-line health-care workers in Alberta.

Leaders from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA), United Nurses of Alberta (UNA), and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Friends of Medicare (FOM) will be hosting a joint news conference to discuss the solution to the crisis in health care.

Time: 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 24, 2022

In-person attendance: Journalists can attend in person at HSAA’s Edmonton Office:
Union Hall B
184100 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alta

Online attendance:
Meeting ID: 898 8635 2458
Passcode: 797766


  • Sandra Azocar – Vice President, AUPE
  • Bonnie Gostola – Vice President, AUPE
  • Raj Uppal – President of Local 041, CUPE
  • Mike Parker – President, HSAA
  • Heather Smith – President, UNA
  • Chris Gallaway – Executive Director, FOM

All speakers will be available for interview.


Media Contacts:

Alexander Delorme – Communications Officer, AUPE

Lou Arab – Communication Representative, CUPE

Kirk Heuser – Communications Officer, HSAA

David Climenhaga – Communications Advisor, UNA

Alyssa Pretty – Communications & Administrative Officer, FOM