Actu Monde – CA – Health care workers in Alberta quit their jobs: AUPE

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Frontline healthcare workers have quit their jobs in parts of the province, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees said Monday

« Anger has been mounting among members for months, » AUPE president Guy Smith said in a press release Monday morning

« Support nurses decided today there was no choice but to fight to protect Albertans at risk, especially during the deadliest pandemic in a century In Constantly reducing public health care staff, this government is pushing our members to breaking point exactly when Albertans need it most »

The move comes after Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced that 11,000 jobs were being cut in Alberta’s health services to save $ 600 million after three years

Just after 8:30 a.m., Smith spoke outside the Royal Alexandra Hospital and said general support staff and LPNs quit their jobs on Monday morning. He added that there was no schedule for how long will this last Smith called the strike a « wildcat strike »

AUPE represents around 58,000 health workers The union represents around 2,800 caregivers and support workers at the Royal Alexandra

Health workers left their jobs this morning A large group is outside the Royal Alex and receives a lot of support from passing vehicles #yeg #ableg #abhealtb #abpoli picTwittercom / aADq08jdMi

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