“Today, we are demanding the federal and provincial governments, make health care a greater priority by increasing its funding, by ensuring the money is used properly and by investing in the people who save lives every day. Combined, these things will help save the entire system.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"After much hard work and consideration, we are proud to have this modern visual identity to represent our union. The new tagline — Unions for public good — sums up our mission: Unions coming together to make things better for all of us. That's what we, and our 425,000 members, do every day." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
The request for an injunction came after an investigation into complaints that people were unable to continue to receive primary care from family doctors who had moved to TELUS Health, unless they paid a $4,650 fee for TELUS Health’s LifePlus service.
"We're thrilled with the success of this conference. The feedback we're hearing is that participants didn't want the sessions to end and want a longer conference next time. In our books, that's a great indication for future conferences." ― Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“HSABC/NUPGE members have reached their breaking point. This action plan provides a promise that there is light at the end of the tunnel." — Kane Tse, HSABC President
The HSABC/NUPGE Climate Challenge will run from September 15 to November 15.
HSABC/NUPGE continues to be on the front line demanding improved and increased precautions for health care workers.
“NUPGE’s Leadership Development School is an important part of labour education for our activists. Conducting the school online does limit some networking potential, but the issues facing our leaders cannot wait until after the pandemic.” ― NUPGE President, Larry Brown
Many British Columbians, lack access to rehabilitative care that can help them recover from COVID-19, avoid developing other debilitating chronic diseases or help self-manage conditions that can lead to hospitalization or require surgery. Improving public access to rehabilitative care will go a long way in addressing health equity.
In the event of a wildfire or other disaster evacuation in your community, your first priority must be getting yourself and your family somewhere safe.
"With this important step forward, we expect to see other provinces and territories coming to the table to negotiate strong deals that lay the groundwork for a universally accessible, publicly funded and publicly managed, high-quality child care system that fairly compensates and supports the workforce." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
By Easter Tocol, HSABC/NUPGE member
This article was originally published in the October 2020 issue of The Report magazine and subsequently posted by HSABC/NUPGE.
“If our donation helps support those fleeing violence and abuse and those in need of greater food security, then we have stayed true to our core values of respect, dignity and equality.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasure
HSABC/NUPGE encouraged the government to be bold in its action, and make the investment needed to maintain and grow a robust and sustainable public health care system.
"It is our expectation that there will be an openness among all parties to identify and implement strategies so that BC can be successful in meeting the health care needs of British Columbians." — Jeanne Meyers, HSABC Executive Director (Legal Services and Labour Relations)
NUPGE and HSABC release new research showing higher precautions needed.
“We welcome new operational and capital funding for health services. However, we know that professional shortages in the health care system and child development sector require ongoing action by government." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“The delivery of quality mental health care begins with quality jobs. MCS’s employees work tirelessly to support families across the region.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
No longer will unvaccinated employees or physicians face discipline for failing to wear masks at all times in patient care areas.