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CUPE’s national leaders renewed their commitment today to fight for universal public health care in the Americas as part of a health care workers’ hemispheric day of action.

CUPE National President Paul Moist and National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux released a video statement today calling on all governments to provide public health care to all their citizens in accordance with the principles set out by the unions representing the health care workers of the Americas.

We agreed that all citizens, from the far north to the far south of the Americas, have a fundamental human right to health care, and that it is the duty of all governments to ensure that right is upheld.

Today we renew our pledge to fight for universal public health care and against free trade agreements such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) that promote the privatization of health care.