“We want C4Ps to focus on a positive message which talks about the impact workplace pensions have in providing seniors with decent retirement income as well as creating a strong and healthy economy.”
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.
News - Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS)
HSAA/NUPGE members employed by AHS/Covenant Health start voting on tentative agreement.
Edmonton (16 April 2012) - On March 22, the Health Sciences ASsociation of Alberta reached a tentative agreement with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health. The bargaining committee has recommended approval of the new contract.
For the first time, NSGEU/NUPGE representatives will share in the decision-making about the plan’s assets and will have a say about what to do if the plan is over or underfunded.
"It seems like an easy choice to us. We're choosing care and commitment instead of conflict," says Edwards. "We are disappointed that the government is willing to put patient care at
risk," he adds.
Regina (13 April 2012) - Saskatchewan's cancer care workers hold firm in their commitment to put patient care first, according to the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE).
“Austerity,” she said, “is not the remedy. Austerity will only increase inequality and push up demand for public services. It will reduce government revenues and drive up the deficit over time.”
During April, the Not Myself Today campaign intends to mobilize all Canadians in a movement to transform the way we think about, act towards and support mental health.
“Paramedics have been extremely vocal in the recent past about issues that impact on safety and patient care and clearly the results of this survey underline we have reason for concern,” said MGEU President Lois Wales
“Public service workers have been reasonable in this province over the past two years. They have done their fair share for the economy of Nova Scotia.”
Halifax (05 April 2012) - “The public sector has done its fair share,” said Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE).
NSGEU/NUPGE health care workers show support for bargaining demands at information picket on April 4.
"We presented the government with concrete proposals that would produce hundreds of millions of dollars in new annual revenues and savings,” says Walker. “Government negotiators showed no interest in these proposals."