"This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Health care aides in Thompson, and throughout the province, make $4 more per hour than these members, but they all have the same level of training. How does that make sense?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Winnipeg (29 Nov. 2016) — About 30 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH) in Nelson House are now on strike. The strike began after the employer failed to meet the request of the bargaining committee.
“No patient should have to suffer the consequences of this merger by losing services in their community.” — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU's Hospital Professionals Division
"The same survey showed that 62 per cent of members work up to 4 hours of unpaid overtime in a week, and 76 per cent of members are concerned that workload is negatively impacting patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“The new stroke ambulance being deployed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) is a great example of different health care experts working together to improve the care Albertans receive.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
You have until November 23 to have your input into the health reform consultation.
"We would ask the federal and all provincial governments and territories to follow Quebec and Ontario's lead in prohibiting for-profit corporations that pay for blood and plasma donations." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“This is not what the founders of medicare had in mind. They sought a universal, publicly-funded health care system, and SIBs undermine that principle.” — Lucy Morton, Chair of OPSEU's Health Care Divisional Council
Workers who get PTSD from their jobs need to be covered by WCB. Join the rally on November 10 to show your support!
"Allowing a pay-for-donation plasma collection centre to open in Moncton is a step backward for the healthcare system both in our province and the country as a whole." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President