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)

April 21, 2009

Voters across British Columbia will choose a new government on May 12. BCGEU president Darryl Walker says he's already made up his mind. He's voting NDP.

April 21, 2009

'We expect Alberta Health Services (AHS) officials to conduct meaningful consultation with our union.' - HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann.

April 20, 2009

Elections held at 95th annual SGEU convention in Prince Albert.

April 19, 2009

'DynaLife is failing to respect the most basic collective bargaining rights of hundreds of employees.'

April 16, 2009

Funding for 39 new ambulances, including a new high-tech model designed to improve comfort and safety for patients.

April 14, 2009

'We will be discussing the value of public services, especially during a recession when our services are required more than ever.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.

April 8, 2009

Trying to negotiate contracts with three employers - Aramark, Sodexo and Compass.

April 8, 2009

'80% of hospitals are sinking into debt while the equivalent of 5,000 full-time jobs are expected to be eliminated this year alone.'

March 30, 2009

'The ALRB needs to go through its processes to decide when the change of union representation would occur.' - Elisabeth Ballermann.

March 30, 2009

'A loss of that magnitude is akin to losing three steel mill plants in Hamilton.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas. [Updated with detailed critique.]