CHPS | National Union of Public and General Employees


Canadian Health Professionals SecretariatThe 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)

April 5, 2012

“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.”

photo of nsgeu president Joan Jessome in a reporter's scrumHalifax (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).

April 4, 2012

NSGEU/NUPGE health care workers show support for bargaining demands at information picket on April 4.

April 2, 2012

"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."

March 29, 2012

The federal budget will increase income inequality, decrease the quality of life for Canadians and slow economic recovery. 

March 28, 2012

The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) response to the 2012-2013 Budget. 

March 27, 2012

"If this Budget passes, it will hurt people, slow our economy, and sharply increase income inequality in this province."

Toronto (28 March 2012) - The provincial budget tabled by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is a shameful disaster that fails Ontario on multiple fronts, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) says.

March 27, 2012

“Music therapy is one of the therapies that is the first to go when health authorities look for cost savings,” said HSABC President Reid Johnson. “It’s seen as a ‘frill service,’ but the value of the therapy proves otherwise.”

March 12, 2012

"Islanders expect and deserve quality health care services. They should not have to accept a significant reduction in vital services because of poor fiscal management on the part of government." - Shelley Ward, President PEIUPSE.

March 9, 2012

“This is the first sign we’ve seen that HEABC has been given the green light to be at the bargaining table to negotiate,” Johnson said.

Vancouver (09 March 2012) - On Mar. 6, the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) announced that it was rescinding the plan to roll back the temporary market adjustment for pharmacists.

Health Sciences Association of BC President Reid Johnson applauded the efforts of hospital pharmacists across the province who spoke out against the nine to 14 per cent wage rollback planned for April 1, 2012.

March 8, 2012

Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.

Toronto (8 Mar. 2012) - Heather Mallick is a Canadian journalist and author who has been a guest speaker at several National Union Women's Conferences.  Below is her article posted in the Toronto Star on March 6, 2012:

Thursday is International Women’s Day. Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.