Major issues are on the bargaining table for HSABC/NUPGE nursing members.
"Recognizing PTSD as a presumed workplace injury will ensure that our public service workers who do dangerous and stressful work are properly supported by our government.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Ontario now joins Alberta and Manitoba with legislation that creates the presumption that when first responders are diagnosed with PTSD it is work-related," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
During National Medicare Week health care advocates from coast to coast to coast will pull together to send a strong message to our newly elected government that we expect strong action to preserve and expand our public health care system.
"The public is concerned that professional under-staffing in health care is hurting their ability to access health care services, when and where they need them.” — Karen Wasylenko, President Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan
“Once again, health care managers are treating patients as the problem, rather than investigating how the health region can improve access to long term care beds. How is this approach putting patients first?” — Karen Wasylenko, President Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan
"The work of the committee is important for all Albertans. It is a refreshing change to see this new NDP government include the voice of workers as it charts a path for the future." — Elisabeth Ballermann, President HSAA
“I thank them for their moving vote of confidence and wish them a very enthusiastic welcome to OPSEU/NUPGE.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU
"Our members have sent an equally strong message that we are beyond frustrated and no longer have the patience for further delays at the bargaining table.” — Bob Moroz, President MAHCP
PEIUPSE President Debbie Bovyer warns that increased injuries, burnout, sick time are associated with nursing shortages.
Following an announcement of plans to restructure lab services, Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSABC/NUPGE) is asking members to monitor developments in their workplace.
Health advocates are calling on Canada's Premiers to demand that the federal government act to defend, improve and expand on our national public Medicare system.
After a long and difficult round of negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached with Canadian Blood Services that contains wage increases and improved contract language.
"In spite of months of public complaints about the risks to Long Term Care residents from severe understaffing, and a critical report from the Provincial Ombudsman, which called on health regions to do more, it appears that the health regions are ignoring these public concerns and recommendations.” — Karen Wasylenko, President HSAS
“Our hospitals cannot withstand further cuts and what has been cut already should be restored. The Liberal government should bring equality back to health care.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President