“Our paths crossed many times, and I remember Manuel and Keith as dedicated paramedics with a passion for helping others. This is such a fitting tribute for both of them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Winnipeg (16 Oct. 2018) — Yesterday, the Government of Manitoba proclaimed October 15—19, Health Care Support Services Week, and October 18, Health Care Aide Day.
Vital to day-to-day quality of health care
Health care support workers can be found throughout our health care system: in hospitals, clinics, personal care homes, chronic care, and long-term care facilities. The proclamation of this important week and day is an opportunity for Manitobans to celebrate and salute the thousands of frontline health workers who care for us each and every day.
The submission calls for the Ministry of Health to focus on human resources strategies that address shortages in health science professions, improve access to multidisciplinary primary care and mental health services, and improve access to early intervention services for children with disabilities.
“HSAA/NUPGE has a strong track record of working with employers to create better and fairer workplaces." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“Nova Scotians have already wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on other costly P3 projects — more than 30 schools, toll roads, and the Burnside jail, just to name a few. Why are we going down this road again?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"If we want more frontline staff, we need to be creating incentives for new workers to enter the profession, and to transition part-time and casual workers into a full-time career. That is what we are hearing from the government, so it is encouraging news for seniors and workers alike." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"It's outrageous that our members and other workers are being assaulted on a weekly basis at the Forensic hospital and the employer is doing nothing about it." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“Employers quickly learn that OPSEU//NUPGE refuses to settle for second best when it comes to the interests of our members.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Years of erosion in our health care system can’t be fixed overnight, but achieving a contract that addresses those issues and supports improvements to the health care service British Columbians expect and deserve will be a priority at the bargaining table." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“We must remember that what happens at work doesn't just stay at work; it doesn't just go away when the uniform comes off or when the shift is over. These workers need and deserve supports in place to deal with their work-related mental health injuries." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President