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 20, 2010

'Public health professionals undertake important work, including disease prevention, health promotion and community protection.' - Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA president.

January 19, 2010

Study at four city hospitals represents the first in-depth investigation of 'role overload' in Canada's health care system.

January 19, 2010

Government may try to impose pattern on other unions based on settlements with health care and school support workers.

January 17, 2010

The goal is to stop the government's 'low road approach' to dealing with the recession and replace it with a 'high road approach' that protects services.

January 7, 2010

'Is this really the answer?' - Shelley Ward, president of the P.E.I. Union of Public Sector Employees.

January 4, 2010

MAHCP Members Richard Driedger and Chad Harris, are the first recipients of the Government of Manitoba's Health Innovations Enid Thompson award for Health Care Innovation. 

December 15, 2009

Awaiting word back from Alberta Health Services (AHS). Proposed agreement runs until March 31, 2011.

December 3, 2009

Hard line approach by Saskatchewan Party government negotiators called premature by negotiators for 25,000 health care providers.

November 22, 2009

Ignores restrictions imposed by Canada's top court when sections of Bill 29 were struck down as unconstitutional.

November 15, 2009

Covers rescheduling of staff to respond to absenteeism resulting from the flu pandemic.