Dartmouth – CUPE hospital workers will be handing out free hand sanitizers at the Wharf Rat Rally, August 27-31 in Digby, to raise awareness about Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), often referred to as “Superbugs”. HAIs are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.
Under the campaign slogan “Help hospital workers fight Superbugs! It’s in Your Hands”, CUPE hospital workers are handing out tens of thousands of free hand sanitizers at public events all summer, as well as literature on how the public can avoid superbugs through simple hand-washing and other measures.
They are also handing out stickers and tattoos of cartoon microbes for children to illustrate the importance of good hand washing at every age.
After the Wharf Rat Rally, CUPE hospital workers will bring their Superbugs tour to the Halifax Commons for Labour Day, September 1. They will also join the Labour Day event in New Glasgow at Laurie Peace Park.
A full schedule of CUPE’s HAI Tour can be found online at www.countmein.cupe.ca.