Joseph Lanteigne récipiendaire de la Médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles-2

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Acadie Nouvelle: David CaronJoseph Lanteigne a reçu la Médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles, remis annuellement par le gouverneur général du Canada. Sa candidature a été proposée par Rose-Marie Collin, récipiendaire de la médaille en 2015.

Joseph Lanteigne, de Saint-Léolin, se souvient encore de l’une des premières fois qu’il s’est engagé à fond dans une campagne de financement pour venir en aide à des personnes malades dans sa communauté. Les familles de deux jeunes enfants hospitalisés à Montréal et à Halifax avaient besoin d’un coup de main. En quelques heures, huit bénévoles ont réussi à récolter près de 8000$.

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Healthcare Summit, 2017, Miramichi April 29th.

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CUPE NB Endorses Égalité Santé en Français’ Lawsuit

Fredericton – In the aftermath of the NB Public Health Summit in Miramichi last Saturday, CUPE NB decided to formalize its support to Égalité Santé en Français (ESF) to fight privatization.

On April 7, 2017, ESF filed a Notice of Prosecution against the Government of New Brunswick, which would counteract the arrival of Sodexo, a private for-profit multinational, into our hospitals. CUPE NB supports the work of the organization, as it is also of the view that the government is overriding the authority of the Vitality Board, which has unanimously voted against privatization.

"Dr. Hubert Dupuis, president of ESF, understands how food services, cleaning services and porterage services are all a vital part of clinical care. Outsourcing hospital services means dismantling our health care system - and that is unacceptable," said Daniel Légère, President of CUPE NB.

CUPE NB is calling on other unions, organizations and associations to show their support to the ESF efforts.

For more information : 

Daniel Légère
CUPE NB President
(506) 869-0424 

Simon Ouellette
CUPE Communications Representative

Cupe 813 in Campaign Mode

Cupe 813 set up a table at Rhoda's Flea market in Saint John Sunday March 12th to gather signatures for the petition against the cuts to Healthcare and Privatization of Public Services. The public was very willing to sign and we had great feedback in support of our fight.

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Membership Recognition

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Hospital food goes private

Union slams decision, says province gambling with health of its most ‘vulnerable citizens’


A government decision to privatize food, portering and cleaning services in New Brunswick hospitals that will result in 280 lost jobs could jeopardize patient safety, says the union that represents the employees.

But the provincial government says it believes the more focused, province-wide approach should actually improve these services, and will save the province between $7.9 million to $9.3 million annually.

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L 865 Miramichi hospital workers Raise $3,170 for the local Food Bank from a BBQ, Concert and bake sale

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Labour Day Fund Raiser

09 01 2016

St-Stephen OR to remain open: CUPE 1252 backs community activists

The New Brunswick Council of Hospital Unions (CUPE 1252) applauds the recent successful efforts of the Concerned Citizens of Charlotte County, a St-Stephen citizens group created to protect hospital services in the region.

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On August 1st, Premier Brian Gallant announced he would “push” Horizon Health Network to keep operating room facilities open at the Charlotte County Hospital. This announcement has been a direct result of strong community-based activism.

“Rural New Brunswick has already been hit hard by the last rounds of cuts. I think this government got the message: citizens will mobilize to fight to keep their right to public services,” said CUPE Local 1252 president Norma Robinson.

The Charlotte County community group has been exemplary in its collaboration with the Health Care Coalition and labour groups to mobilize local citizens and earn media coverage. More than 500 people attended a rally in late July against closing the surgical program in St. Stephen.

“St. Stephen citizens have proven that we are stronger together. People in Grand Falls, Perth Andover, Lamèque and elsewhere now have an example of successful community action to follow in their fight to keep their services,” said Robinson.

“Every citizen has the right to the same quality of healthcare services in this province,” said Robinson. “CUPE 1252 will stand shoulder to shoulder with coalition partners to make sure Gallant keeps his promise to keep the OR open,” she concluded.