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No health care privatization will be performance art message Politically active artists and interested Hospital Employees Union (CUPE) members committed to stopping the privatization of our public health care system met on May 9 and 10 to a take part in a comprehensive workshop sponsored by the Union. The aim of the workshops is to create a highly visible, entertaining and informative street performance about the privatization of health care using dance, theatre and puppetry. Members are trying to match the message with the action through a new, cutting edge, issues-oriented street theatre troupe. Since Medicare touches so many peoples lives, the Union recognized the need to engage people in many different ways, through a variety of media.

The turnout over the first two days has already surpassed the Unions expectations. Workshops will continue on May 16, 17, 21 and 22. HEU will cover loss of wages for those attending the workshops. Lunch will be provided and there will be no per diems. Involvement in this project does mean a commitment to be available for events as necessary on a volunteer basis. If you would like to do this and can commit to the project or the Medicare campaign, phone the HEU office at 604-