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)

January 17, 2013

Meetings provide forum for members to explain individual circumstances to the highest levels of decision makers in our Province.

January 8, 2013

Along with Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Social Impact Bonds are a bit like money laundering because they allow politicians to hide debt.

December 18, 2012

We will be doing a disservice to our collective goal of achieving greater equality if all Canadians don't mount a spirited and vigorous offence in support of labour rights and unions.

October 4, 2012

Members of the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals (MAHCP) gave presentations to the Minister on their occupations highlighting the unique and common challenges that each are facing.

August 30, 2012

NUPGE leadership activists discuss strategy and develop skills to confront the biggest challenge facing workers today: growing income equality. 

Keene (30 Aug. 2012) - The exceptional skill and ability of labour activists was front and centre during the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE) 14th Annual Leadership Development School. The school held yearly at Elmhirst's Resort, on the north shore of Rice Lake, just outside Peterborough hosted activists from August 25 to August 31.

August 30, 2012

This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.


May 29, 2012

In fighting the dramatic tuition fee hikes, the student movement is defending the values of equality and solidarity which underpin this social contract.

May 7, 2012

Federal and provincial governments are called on to dedicate nine per cent of their health spending for mental health, representing a significant increase from the current average of about seven per cent.  

May 1, 2012

"Is this the new PEI? The government would do well to remember that they have a responsibility to invest in and maintain public services for all Islanders – especially the most vulnerable." - Shelly Ward, PEIUPSE President.

April 26, 2012

Modern day Robin Hoods disrupt traffic in financial district chanting "Tax Wall Street and End AIDS". 

New York (27 April 2012) - A number of activists with AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Occupy Wall Street, dressed in Robin Hood costumes, were arrested in New York following a protest in the financial district.