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MORDEN, Man CUPE members who work at the new Boundary Trails Health District facility will be celebrating Health Care Support Workers Week with coffee and cake on Wednesday morning, November 7th.

Itll be an informal affair but our members are happy to be finally recognized for the work we do to help keep Manitobans healthy, says Judy Stambuski, CUPE 4270 Vice-President representing the Boundary Trails Health District. Support workers are often the unrecognized backbone of an effective and smoothly operating health care system and its nice to have a week that says were a valued part of the health care team.

Stambuski and other CUPE 4270 members will be handing out cake and coffee in the multi-purpose room starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Boundary Trails Health District facility located between the Manitoba communities of Morden and Winkler.

Two hundred CUPE members work in the Boundary Trails Health District. Across the province, 10,000 CUPE members who work in health care are staging events in their communities during the special week proclaimed by Health Minister David Chomiak.

Today, Manitobas Health Minister kicked off the week by cutting the ribbon on CUPEs historical ten-panel Medicare exhibit at Winnipegs Health Sciences Centre facility. The Medicare exhibit will be at the Dauphin Hospital on Wednesday and at Brandons Town Centre on Friday.

CUPE is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men across the country. In Manitoba, the Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 24,000 members with 10,000 working in health care across the province.

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For more information, contact:
Judy Stambuski, CUPE 4270 Vice-President for
Boundary Trails Health District
Home: (204) 822-5024; Work: (204) 331-8800