The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) is a national advocacy body that represents 100,000 unionized health professionals who deliver the diagnostic, clinical, rehabilitation and preventative services that are essential to timely and quality health care.
Some of the highly trained professionals represented by CHPS include medical laboratory technologists, physiotherapists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dieticians and psychologists. These professionals work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health services, laboratories, home care services and public health agencies.
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The work of union members is showcased in new commercials aired in New Brunwsick.
Fredericton (25 April 2012) - The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) has launched a television campaign to highlight the work its members are doing around the province.
Nobody really knows the cost of cutting oversight agencies but without the proper information we run the risk of making serious problems even worse and, in the long term, that will cost all of us.
"These specialists are often unrecognized by the public as an essential part of the health care team because most of their work is carried out behind the scenes," said Furlong.
"The public sector offers good paying jobs, effective social programs, and public policy that not only generates wealth in the province but ensures that wealth is fairly distributed.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
We are at a time in our history, I believe, where we are on the doorstep of enormous change." - HSABC President, Reid Johnson.
Vancouver (20 April 2012) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSABC/NUPGE), the union delivering modern health care that represents health sciences professionals who deliver diagnosis, treatment and recovery in BC’s hospitals and communities, is meeting over the weekend at its 41st annual convention in Vancouver.
“The economy is still in the tank. Nothing in the provincial budget leads me to believe we are on the road to job creation to enhance fairness,” said Thomas. “Though we do have a tremendous fight on our hands, we are up to the challenge.”
Slow progress is being made in bargaining for health science professionals in B.C.
Vancouver (18 April 2012) - Bargaining at the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) table continues to make slow but steady progress, Chief Negotiator Jeanne Meyers reported.
Like most public sector union contracts in the province, the agreement expired March 31, 2012.
"Today’s cuts to Aboriginal health and well-being will be tomorrow’s burden.” - Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, president of NWAC.
NUPGE’s ACWI members become Women 4 Change activists as part of the All Together Now! campaign on April 23-24, 2012.