Health Care

January 12, 2017

“SGEU/NUPGE is committed to working with the provincial government to ensure that the high quality services currently provided by our members aren’t disrupted during the restructuring of the health care system." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

January 11, 2017

“You can’t cut thousands of acute care beds out of hospitals over two decades and expect the health care system to function properly." — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division

January 6, 2017

Under Bill 41, “there is no accountability and no responsibility to actual patients, even though the patients are supposed to be first." — Lucy Morton, Chair of OPSEU's Health Care Divisional Council and Community Health Division

December 16, 2016

The report's finding are "particularly alarming considering that in Canada, seniors make up the fastest-growing age demographic.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

December 14, 2016

MGEU/NUPGE members are striking for equal pay. "Health care providers throughout this region who do the same jobs should be paid the same wages no matter where they live and work.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

December 13, 2016

“Our members have been saying for years that cuts in funding have forced them to do the same work in less time. They are now expected to care for more patients than ever before, in the same work day.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 30, 2016

"This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 29, 2016

"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.

November 25, 2016

“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

November 23, 2016

"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