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)

February 8, 2012

Rather than spending wildly on no-strings attached corporate tax cuts, Harper could have provided tax refunds to corporations after they actually created jobs; instead, job-killers like Caterpillar take our tax money and run.


By James Clancy
National President
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

February 8, 2012

“It’s important that health employers recognize the sacrifices that workers have had to make in previous rounds of bargaining and that we reach a fair deal that compensates these losses.”

BCGEU logoBurnaby (08 Feb. 2012) - Unions representing 43,000 B.C. health care workers met with employers and government to begin negotiations for a new collective agreement yesterday.

February 8, 2012

“… no other essential services legislation is as devoid of access to independent, effective dispute resolution processes to address employer designations of essential service workers." - Justice Dennis Ball.

February 6, 2012

MGEU/NUPGE paramedics support Heart Month throughout the province.

January 23, 2012

Public invited to town hall meetings on the future of health care.

Bridgewater (24 Jan. 2012) - On Jan. 19, in Bridgewater, the Nova Scotia Citizens' Health Care Network kicked off the first in a series of traveling town hall meetings discussing the 2014 Health Accord and the future of public health care. There will be four town halls in total: Bridgewater, Truro, Berwick and Tatamagouche.

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.