National day of action to save our public health care system Bal Gosal gets special mail delivery, rally at his Brampton office tomorrow

BRAMPTON, ON – Several busloads of universal health care supporters will hold a rally and make a special mail delivery to Conservative MP Bal Gosal’s Brampton office tomorrow (March 31), the national day of action to save public health care. 

It’s been a year since Gosal’s Conservative government killed the Health Accord with the provinces. Since then, under a new plan for federal health funding Ontario has seen a $319 million funding drop.

National day of action to save our public health care system Jay Aspin gets special mail delivery, rally at his North Bay office tomorrow

NORTH BAY, ON – Universal health care supporters coming to several northern Ontario communities, including Sudbury will hold a rally and make a special mail delivery to Conservative MP Jay Aspin’s North Bay office tomorrow (March 31), the national day of action to save public health care. 

It’s been a year since Aspin’s Conservative government killed the Health Accord with the provinces. Since then, under a new plan for federal health funding Ontario has seen a $319 million funding drop.

National day of action to save our public health care system Roxanne James gets special mail delivery, rally at her Scarborough office tomorrow

SCARBOROUGH, ON – Busloads of universal health care supporters will hold a rally and make a special mail delivery to Conservative MP Roxanne James’ Scarborough office tomorrow (March 31), the national day of action to save public health care. 

It’s been a year since James’ Conservative government killed the Health Accord with the provinces. Since then, under a new plan for federal health funding Ontario has seen a $319 million funding drop.

National President's Report - March 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

The New Year has been very busy in terms of issues and events that affect working people. A belated happy new year to each of you.

A small number of difficult strikes/lockouts continued in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Our 43 municipal workers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, members of CUPE Local 2019 were locked out on January 13, 2015 over pension concessions. Our members stood strong and these proposals were withdrawn by mid-February.

EMS sector council report

CUPE EMS members take on tough issues, develop real strategies

Toronto, October 6 to 9, 2014

CUPE Emergency Medical Services (EMS) members met at the inaugural CUPE National Sector Council Convention to discuss issues that affect the lives of EMS workers nation-wide.

“Don’t be saddled with bad decision of previous council. Rethink centre closure,” urges parent with toddler at Junior Citizens

SUDBURY, ON  Sudbury parents with children at Junior Citizens Day Care (JCDC) are optimistic that city councillors – many of them newly elected last fall – will vote to support a motion coming before Sudbury council tomorrow night, to not close the child care centre. 

Air Canada flight 624 crash: a message from cupe’s airline division

OTTAWA – CUPE’s Airline Division and its many thousands of Canadian flight attendant members from across the country collectively breathed a sigh of relief at the news that all 132 passengers and 5 crew members had made it out safely after Air Canada flight 624 crash-landed in Halifax.

 “Words can’t express how relieved we all feel,” said Michel Cournoyer, CUPE’s Airline Division President, also President of the Air Canada Component of CUPE. “Our entire community is so glad that everybody made it out safe and sound.”

Day of action on the Health Accord to be held in St. John's

ST. JOHN – March 31, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the expiry of the Health Accord between the federal government and the provinces. Canada-wide actions will take place, including news conferences; protests outside MP offices, legislatures and other public buildings; and more.

In the past year, Canadians have lost $987 million in federal funding for public health care. Without a new Health Accord, over 10 years the cuts to public health care will be $36 billion.

WHAT: News conference and rally 

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