WINNIPEG – Next week, CUPE will be recognizing and celebrating the work of its more than 9,100 members in health care support roles across the province. The Government of Manitoba has proclaimed Health Care Support Workers’ Week for October 5-9, 2015.
Says Kelly Moist, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Manitoba: “It’s easy to take health care services for granted – until we need them. That’s when CUPE’s health care support workers are there to help.”
Adds Moist: “CUPE members in the health care sector work long hours in roles that are crucial to the high quality services we have here in Manitoba,” added Moist. “Health care support workers are often the ones who care most closely for the day-to-day needs of patients and the health care system – everything from making beds, making meals, cleaning rooms and shipping supplies to drawing blood, providing clerical support, supporting therapy and emergency services and transporting patients.”
Next week, CUPE Locals in a number of health care workplaces will hold or participate in events to celebrate and appreciate health care support workers.
CUPE is pleased to join the Province of Manitoba in recognizing the important work of our members in the health care sector across the province, during Health Care Support Workers’ Week from Monday, October 5th to Friday, October 9th.