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)

January 18, 2012

"There’s absolutely no question HEABC’s notice to cut pharmacists’ wages by 9 to 14 per cent is short-sighted and ill-considered.” - Jeanne Meyers, Executive Director, HSABC/NUPGE.

Vancouver (19 Jan. 2012) - Hospital pharmacists across B.C. are protesting a surprise unilateral announcement rolling back their wages and aggravating a critical recruitment and retention crisis.

January 17, 2012

Bargaining continues for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Carewest.

Edmonton (20 Jan. 2012) - The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) exchanged initial proposals on Oct. 11, 2011 with the bargaining representatives of Carewest and met several times throughout November.

January 12, 2012

“This lockout is not happening by accident,” said Thomas. “Canadians need to ask why it’s ok for a big US multinational company to waltz into this country, buy a company like Electro-Motive and demand that Ontario workers take a 50 per cent wage cut."

January 11, 2012

"We’re prepared for any action we have to take to get our members the improved contracts they’ve earned,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.

January 9, 2012

Keep up-to-date with campaign activities and issues with your copy of the ATN Campaigner.

Ottawa (10 Jan. 2012) - The latest edition of the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE) newsletter, the ATN Campaigner, is reaching thousands of Canadians across the country this week.

January 5, 2012

"The time has arrived to study other ways of sustaining good public services in this province through a tax system that can fund programs and services."

January 3, 2012

HSAA EMS members negotiate new working conditions.

Health Sciences Association of Alberta logoEdmonton (3 Jan. 2012) - A tentative agreement was reached for members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) employed by Stettler Emergency Medical Services (EMS) following two days of mediation in December. 

December 20, 2011

"Once again, the Harper government has shown that it prefers to dictate rather than negotiate," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "Their unilateral decision to cutback billions of dollars in health transfer payments will have serious negative consequences in terms of the accessibility and quality of health care across the country."

December 15, 2011

"Paul knows that public services are important to building a good quality of life for Canadian families and he understands the need to ensure greater tax fairness in this country. His support for our campaign strengthens our resolve to continue the fight." - James Clancy, NUPGE President.


December 8, 2011

HSABC/NUPGE pleased with redesign postponement.

Vancouver (9 Dec. 2011) - In October, the Vancouver Coastal Health announced it was postponing its third of three Working Group Sessions to a later date. It has now announced the session will be delayed into January.