There have been 400 incidents of violence against workers at CAMH this year. It is time for the CEO, directors, and managers of a hospital be held accountable for workers' safety.
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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Health professionals from across the country meet to coordinate efforts to campaign for a progressive health care agenda for Canada.
Scheduling issues, reduced vacation and benefits, and other financial concessions are areas of major contention for MGEU/NUPGE members.
“It is apparent that these acts of violence are not simply isolated incidents, but are part of a troubling and growing trend in workplaces across the province" — Carol Furlong, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE).
While the closure of a company planning private plasma clinics in Ontario is a victory, more needs to be done to keep them from opening up elsewhere in Canada.
“While we are disappointed he did not accept our potential remedy, his ruling leaves open the opportunity that constitutional rights will be respected in his final arbitration decision.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“These systems always promise to provide faster health care service. But the reality is longer wait times for patients, more cost, and little or no benefit for most Canadians,” said Dr. Monika Dutt, Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare.
Are new Alberta Premier Prentice and Health Minister Mandel too busy playing politics and campaigning for their seats to give a mandate to Alberta Health Services to deal with vital day-to-day issues?
Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan calls for public disclosure of health region spending in light of misleading information being released to citizens.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas commends the bargaining team and staff for their work at the table and in preparing for arbitration.