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CUPE is joining over 180 organizations in endorsing the Canadian Health Coalition’s statement, Secure the Future of Medicare, A Call to Care, that sets out a vision and priorities in order to build a better, stronger public system.

CUPE locals, divisions, and councils are encouraged to take action and endorse the statement to strengthen public health care in Canada and support a health care system that works for all of us.

The future of medicare under the Harper Conservatives is at risk of privatization, cut backs and fragmentation. The federal government is abdicating its responsibility to ensure that health care is universal, comprehensive, accessible, public, and portable for all of us.

As a union we’re committed to educate and organize with our allies to extend medicare by including residential long term care, home and community care, and universal pharmacare. To achieve this we need a federal government that agrees to fund the system on a long term and sufficient basis. The Conservatives have announced that they will cut back on health care funding after the next federal election.

Please take a minute and add your voice to this important initiative!