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)

July 22, 2009

Fighting for first contract with giant American company.

July 21, 2009

Article alarms the public irresponsibly and unfairly maligns some of the most dedicated workers in Canada.

July 21, 2009

The Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP) says the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Health is refusing to continue paying a labour market adjustment to pharmacists, thus treating them unfairly compared to hospital pharmacists and in the process making it more difficult to recruit and retain pharmacists within the department.

July 16, 2009

HSABC wants meeting with health minister to address budget issues.

July 14, 2009

DynaLIFE lab employees in Alberta have overwhelmingly rejected their employer's 'final' offer.  The employer and HSAA have agreed to return to the bargaining table on July 20th.

July 13, 2009

International group of experts recommend health care workers be first in line for vaccine.  At the same time, governments in Canada are developing new rules to help doctors prioritize who gets access to scarce treatment if vaccine isn't available.

July 13, 2009

Attitudes are tough to change but OPSEU/NUPGE is embarking on a radio ad campaign to do just that when it comes to how health professionals are viewed by hospital administrators and the public, says OPSEU First Vice-President Patty Rout.  

July 7, 2009

'It puts the lives of the paramedics, patients, and the travelling public at risk.' - NAPE president Carol Furlong.

June 18, 2009

Exposed to risk doing daily diagnostic tests.

June 16, 2009

'Whatever the reasons for this centralization, the new technology is not it.' - Elisabeth Ballermann.