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CHPS

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)

September 16, 2009

'After 13 days of bargaining, the team has negotiated a three-year collective agreement which will expire on March 31, 2011.'

September 16, 2009

November conference will set the stage for negotiations to replace the current collective agreement which expires on March 31, 2010.

September 14, 2009

Bad faith by the Brad Wall government is apparent at the bargaining table and in the passage of unfair 'essential services' legislation.

September 9, 2009

The money will go towards purchasing vaccine, anti-viral drugs, masks, gloves and gowns, as well as hiring more staff to care for the sick.

September 7, 2009

NUPGE has already asked the Public Health Agency of Canada to issue 'fit-tested NIOSH approved N95 respirators' to all health care workers exposed to the H1N1 flu virus.

August 31, 2009

PHAC should follow the 'precautionary principle' for everyone who comes in direct contact with the pandemic influenza virus and make a 'fit-tested NIOSH approved N95 respirator' available to each employee.

August 31, 2009

Canada's approach to vaccinating people against swine flu is too slow to protect the most vulnerable, an editorial in Monday's Canadian Medical Association Journal says.

August 17, 2009

'NAPE is looking forward to a collaborative approach.' - Carol Furlong.

August 13, 2009

'Some of these highly skilled, senior lab professionals stand to lose between $18,000 and $30,000 based on the take-aways DynaLIFE is proposing.' - HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann.

August 12, 2009

Nanos Research poll on eve of CMA convention shows that 86% of Canadians support "public solutions" to make public health care stronger.