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Privatization Watch - April 2009

Study shows value from public services

A new study by the CCPA puts a value on the public services taxes support.

Apr 15, 2009 11:04 AM A new study by the CCPA puts a value on the public services taxes support.

Feds spend millions on bottled water: report

Apr 30, 2009 11:25 AM A report from the Polaris Institute and CUPE Nova Scotia shows the Canadian government has spent more than $7 million on bottled water in the last three years.

CUPE delegates call for moratorium on private power

Apr 23, 2009 10:19 PM Emergency resolution at union’s annual convention targets run-of-river projects in B.C. VICTORIA— Delegates to the 46th annual convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, B.C. division, unanimously passed an emergency resolution today that calls for an integrated sustainable energy plan and an end to private power projects in B.C.

CHC launches campaign to save public health care

Apr 16, 2009 11:37 AM The Canadian Health Coalition kicks off a national campaign this week to set the record straight on what privatized, for-profit health care means for Canadians.

Colombia liquidates Cali unions

Police disperse protesters in Cali, Colombia after sanitation workers were evicted from their newly-privatized workplace

Apr 6, 2009 11:41 AM Paul Moist is asking CUPE members to send email to president Alvaro Uribe Velez after riot police and soldiers evicted city workers in Cali, Colombia and liquidated their union.

Civic union welcomes recommendations: Parks and recreation board chair says “no” to rink closures

Apr 23, 2009 04:26 PM REGINA: The chair of the city’s parks and recreation of advisory board is recommending the city not close any of its indoor neighbourhood ice arenas – a decision greeted as “welcome news” by civic workers who have campaigned to keep the rinks open.

Health care associated infections: a backgrounder

Health care associated infections: support services and cleaning are critical to combatting them

Mar 2, 2009 05:01 PM The direct costs of hospital acquired infections in Canada are estimated to be $1 billion annually. Much of the suffering and death caused by HAIs is needless. The Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance estimates that at least 30 per cent of healthcare associated infections can be prevented.