Medicare

February 19, 2016

“New buildings are only as good as the people who work in them." — Val Avery, HSABC President

February 18, 2016

Nova Scotia government bows to pressure by seniors and advocates to halt changes to its Seniors' Pharmacare Program. 

February 5, 2016

"Seniors live on fixed incomes and are already struggling. An increase in Pharmacare costs may be the difference between rent and food on the table or medication." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

February 5, 2016

“After receiving a devastating diagnosis, and then having to leave home, a patient’s stay at A Port in a Storm means they don’t have to sweat the small stuff and can focus on healing.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

February 1, 2016

“There has been a series of reports since 2003 highlighting the critical need to improve mental health services for children and youth in B.C. It’s well past time to take action.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

January 26, 2016

Profit-driven corporations that buy blood are the health care equivalent to the parasites behind the payday loan industry, shamelessly preying on the most vulnerable. — James Clancy, NUPGE Natonal President

January 20, 2016

OPSEU’s Public is Better campaign features radio ads, online advertising, and an animated video that tells what’s happening to hospitals right now.

January 19, 2016

As the Health Ministers from the federal-provincial-territorial governments meet in Vancouver to discuss a new Health Accord, the National Union of Public and General Employees calls on them to defend and expand the Canadian health care system.

Ottawa (19 Jan. 2016) — On the eve of an important national meeting on Canada’s health care system, James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), wants to remind the Health Ministers of the importance of their task.

January 4, 2016

“We are prepared to give credit where due, but as the union representing a total of more 24,000 health professionals, including EMS, we will continue to advocate for appropriate resources to serve Albertans." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President

January 4, 2016

“These members are proud of the service they provide but also struggle everyday with a number of systemic and workforce challenges that keep the program from being the best it can be." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President