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)

September 23, 2009

'Our members have waited 17 months to see a reasonable monetary offer from SAHO and ... they’re still waiting.' - SGEU negotiator Bonnie Erickson.

September 22, 2009

Transfer of patients to 'community-based spaces' a privatization scheme, critics say.

September 21, 2009

'It's not worth the paper it's written on. - Elisabeth Ballermann.

September 17, 2009

Public Health Agency of Canada says pregnant women, people with chronic conditions, children six months to five years old, people living in remote communities and health care workers will be invited to get vaccinated first.

September 16, 2009

'A meeting of all DynaLIFE Dx HSAA members will be scheduled very shortly for the purpose of communicating particulars of the tentative agreement.' Updated

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.