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WINNIPEG, Man CUPE members who work at Seven Oaks Hospital will be celebrating Health Care Support Workers Week on Thursday, November 8th from 9 until 3 p.m.with events featuring CUPEs colourful ten-panel Medicare exhibit.

Our members are happy to be finally recognized for the work we do to keep Manitobans healthy, says Audra Moroz, Vice-President of CUPE 2509, which represents 400 members who work at the Hospital. 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.

Moroz and CUPE 2509 members at the Seven Oaks Hospital say everyone is invited to visit and view the history of Medicare exhibit which will be on full display in the Hospitals cafeteria. Coffee, cake and other refreshments will be provided and members will be holding raffles for a variety of items during the day-long celebrations.

Across the province, 10,000 CUPE members who work in health care are staging events in their communities during the special week - November 4 to 10th - proclaimed by Health Minister David Chomiak. On Monday, Manitobas Health Minister kicked off the week by cutting the ribbon on CUPEs Medicare exhibit at Winnipegs Health Sciences Centre facility.

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:
Audra Moroz, CUPE 2509 Vice-President
Work: (204) 632-3508 Home: (204) 738-2917