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)

June 11, 2009

Longer-term response now required to deal with outbreak that may last months or years.

June 11, 2009

'We need a focus on improving access to health care services – not reducing access.' - HSABC president Reid Johnson.

June 4, 2009

'Our findings are frightening. Unless you're Warren Buffett, your family is just one serious illness away from bankruptcy.' - Harvard's Dr. David Himmelstein.

June 4, 2009

'I think we need to look at our whole system and re-evaluate how these calls come in.' - Tim Scharer, Winnipeg Paramedics Local 911.

May 25, 2009

$50-million class action suit could involve up to 4,000 employees of company contracted by Alberta Health Services to handle payroll and benefits.

May 21, 2009

President Elizabeth Ballermann to address delegates on health 'reform' and other key issues.

May 18, 2009

Leaked AHS newsletter outlines plans to close or downgrade 10 hospitals and shows lack of transparency by the Stelmach government.

May 12, 2009

'There is much work to do.... I hope to continue this work on your behalf.'

April 28, 2009

'The public system isn't broken but the way the provincial government continues to underfund it is.' - Friends of Medicare. UPDATED

April 26, 2009

'If any government wants to kick working people when they’re down, they will have a fight on their hands the likes of which they have never seen before.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.