December 2 to 8 is National Medicare Week
CUPE fights against privatization and promotes a strong public health care system - for everyone.
In a national random telephone survey conducted by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Health Coalition, 87.7 per cent of Canadians indicated that they agree that the federal government has a key leadership role in securing the future of public healthcare in Canada. Also, 94.4 per cent agree that the federal government should ensure that Canadians, no matter where they live or their ability to pay, can get access to healthcare.
On December 4, many CUPE activists and staff will participate in a lobbying effort on Parliament Hill, as part of a lobby day organized by the Canadian Health Coalition. This will be an opportunity to have our message heard.
Have a look here for more information on CUPE’s positions, especially in the light of our call for a renewed Health Accord in order to protect, strengthen and expand public health care.
- For more information on the Health Accord and on the impact of the changes proposed by the Harper government, have a look at this backgrounder.