Delegates at the recent provincial convention in Marystown, Newfoundland overwhelmingly endorsed a tour that will bring the union’s National Medicare campaign into the homes and workplaces of CUPE members. The tour will travel to Twillingate, Grand Falls, Bay de Verde, St. Anthony, Cornerbrook, St. John’s and Labrador City. Other locations may be added in the future. Members will be signing postcards, holding public meetings to discuss and organize further actions to keep the pressure on the federal government and Roy Romanow who has been holding his own tour on the Future of Health Care in Canada.
Wayne Lucas, CUPE Division President, speaks for many when he says “I’d love to be able to sit down and have lunch with Roy Romanow. The greatest Canadian trust is Medicare and he’s heading up the commission that’s going to make recommendations to government that will dictate the way Canadians live from this point on. I’d like to tell him why it should be a publicly funded system and why the private sector should be kept out, because health care is not for profit. “ For more information on the tour, contact the St. John’s office at: (709) 753-0732.