POUR PUBLICATION IMMÉDIATE - CUPE 1252 - La privatisation en santé

le 18 septembre, 2015

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Hospital Services to be Privatized by Fall

(As published in English in the Telegraph Journal, July 2nd, 2015)

FREDERICTON • The Liberal government plans to have a deal by fall to see a private firm take over the management of food and cleaning services in the province’s hospitals.

The Liberals have signalled that they want to give the private sector a greater role in the province’s health-care system.

Health Minister Victor Boudreau announced in April that government had started negotiating with a private firm to deliver some services in both health authorities.

That direction was reinforced by Horizon Health Network CEO John McGarry earlier this week, who has now suggested the use of private health-care firms could pull physiotherapists, audiologists, dietitians and other outpatient services from hospitals.

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CUPE 1252 - Brief to Hon. Victor Boudreau, Minister of Health

le 21 juillet, 2015

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Local health care workers protest privatization of services

(As published in English on June 10th, 2015 in The Sackville Tribune Post)

The Sackville Tribune Post - Katie Tower - Published on June 10, 2015

12 06 2015SACKVILLE, N.B. – Local health care workers took the opportunity while the Premier was in town last week to voice their anger over the provincial government’s decision to privatize the management of non-medical services in hospitals throughout New Brunswick.

About two dozen hospital workers rallied in front of the Sackville Legion last Wednesday evening, when Premier Brian Gallant was scheduled to serve as guest speaker for the Greater Sackville Chamber of Commerce dinner.

“We’re rallying against government contracting out services,” said Bob Partridge, president of local CUPE 1252, the union representing licensed practical nurses (LPNs), food service, housekeeping, maintenance and clerk admin workers at SMH.

The government announced earlier this spring that the province is negotiating with a private, for-profit company to take over management of hospital operations such as food services and cleaning. These areas are currently managed in-house. Partridge said once management of those services are taken over, it will just be a matter of time before job cuts start coming.

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Ralliement à l'Assemblée législative et les membres de la séction locale 4848 disent NON À LES RÉDUCTIONS DANS LES SERVICES D'AMBULANCE!!!

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Une vigile à la chandelle aura lieu le 25 mai à 20h45 à Kings Square à Saint-Jean pour se rappeller de la mort des soins de santé publics.


La section locale 4848 organise une manifestation devant l’Assemblée législative à midi le 26 mai pour protester contre la coupe d’une ambulance dans la région de  Chipman.


La section locale 1252 organise une manifestation devant l’Assemblée législative à midi le 28 mai pour protester contre les coupes en santé.

No actual layoffs are currently planned,' Horizon says

(as published in English in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal on May 14,2015)
New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Thu May 14 2015, Page: B6, Section: City
Byline: Derwin Gowan

ST. STEPHEN * Horizon Health Network has no "current" plans to lay off staff, according to an email from Leslie Reid, regional director, workforce relations.

She confirmed, however, that the network did issue a layoff notice as of May 1, and that discussion will resume at some point with a private company interested in providing services to some New Brunswick hospitals.

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Horizon doctors plead for action on hospital congestion

(As Published in English on May 12, 2015 on CBC News)

Health network's 5 acute care facilities in 'overcapacity gridlock,' say physicians in letter to officials
CBC News Posted: May 12, 2015 11:46 AM ET

news may 14 2015Doctors at the five largest hospitals in Horizon Health Network say the hospitals are operating "in a state of overcapacity gridlock" and are demanding the health authority and provincial government do something to ease the stress within the system.

"The ERs are filled with admitted patients for days, waiting to get a bed on one of the units," wrote the presidents of the medical staffs at the five hospitals in a letter to Health Minister Victor Boudreau, Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers and Horizon's board of directors and executive leadership team.

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/horizon-doctors-plead-for-action-on-hospital-congestion-1.3070919