Our public health care system is under fire, and these are challenging times for CUPE health care workers.
CUPE members are acting across the country to fight privatization, improve caring and working conditions, and protect jobs.
CUPE members are confronting challenges and winning battles across the country:
- In Saskatchewan, CUPE is fighting the government’s plan to contract out surgeries to private clinics
- In BC and other provinces, CUPE members are advocating for quality seniors care confronting the contracting out of residential care
- In Ontario, CUPE members are rallying with their communities to stop the cuts to hospital beds
- In New Brunswick, CUPE has achieved parity with hospital workers for nursing home staff
Health sector members will come together October 20 to 22 in Victoria, British Columbia, to share stories and strategies.
The national health care sector meeting is a chance for CUPE members from across the country and across the different health care sub-sectors to:
- share our success from past and current campaigns
- identify the risks to our members, our union and publicly delivered services
- expand our education and awareness
- continue to build solidarity in the sector
There will be panel discussions with CUPE members on current struggles, as well as leading experts on the sustainability of our medicare system and protecting and expanding medicare through public solutions such as a national pharmacare program and expanding home and residential care.
Members will have the opportunity to meet with other workers in their sub-sector from across the country, and to meet with other members interested in and working on specific issues such as workload, workplace violence, P3s and private clinics, bargaining, education and certification, and many other issues.
Receive further information by contacting Suzanne Chamseddine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-237-1590 ext. 281; or Selena Lashley at email@example.com or 613-237-1590 ext 282.
On-site childcare is available during meeting hours and off-site child care subsidy is offered. Application forms, as well as information on travel and accommodation, can be found in the on-line registration kit.