CUPE Thanks Health Care Support Workers But Manitoba Government Fails to Proclaim Support Workers Week.


WINNIPEG – This week, CUPE is celebrating the work of its more than 9,100 members in health care support roles across the province.

However, the Government of Manitoba has failed to proclaim Health Care Support Workers’ Week, which should have been proclaimed for October 8-14, 2018. That isn’t stopping CUPE from recognizing the hard work of our members.

“CUPE’s health care support workers are working harder and harder with less and less under this government,” stated Gord Delbridge, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Manitoba. “They work hard every day to keep our health care system working.”

“Manitoba families are learning they cannot count on this government to support the work our members are doing to provide the health care services we all need,” added Delbridge. “I’m taking the time this week to thank our members who work in every type of health care facility, all across the province. Health care support workers play an important role in Manitoba’s public health care system.”

CUPE locals across Manitoba are holding or participating in events to express appreciation for health care support workers.

CUPE is disappointed that the Province of Manitoba won’t be joining us this year in recognizing the important work of our members in the health care sector across the province.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union representing more than 643,000 members. In Manitoba, CUPE represents approximately 26,000 members working in health care facilities, personal care homes, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

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