RALLIEMENT SECTION LOCALE 1252 – 25 mai

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.

RALLIEMENT SECTION LOCALE 4848 – 26 mai

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.

RALLIEMENT SECTION LOCALE 1252 – 28 mai

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.

Lire la suite : No actual layoffs are currently planned,' Horizon says

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

 

Health workers demonstrate in Moncton

(As Published in English on May 1, 2015 on CBC News)

More than 200 CUPE members march in protest of privatization

12:28 PM AT CBC News

More than 200 unionized hospital workers demonstrated in Moncton Friday over the provincial government's plans to privatize the management of non-medical services.

Health Minister Victor Boudreau announced the move last week, saying it could save millions of dollars, but may mean job losses.

The targeted support services include porters and orderlies, as well as maintenance and food service workers.

The marchers included support workers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and lab workers.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees members started at Crown Plaza at noon and proceeded to Moncton City Hall, where Norman Robinson, of the New Brunswick Council of Hospital Unions, addressed the crowd.

"We have statistics from across the world and across Canada to show that when private companies come in, they do things cheaper, which is going to increase the amounts of infections in hospitals," said Robinson.

"People are going to die," he said.

Boudreau has said the employees doing the work will remain unionized, public-sector workers, but there may be fewer of them.

The government is currently negotiating with a private company, but Boudreau could not say when the new management system will be put in place.

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CUPE rep angry with hospital service management privatization

(As Published in English on April 24th, 2015 on CBC News)

Province says the move will save millions, but will likely mean job losses

CBC News Posted: Apr 24, 2015 10:53 PM AT Last Updated: Apr 24, 2015 10:53 PM AT

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A union representative for non-medical services in the province's hospitals says he's frustrated with the government's decision to privatize the management of some hospital services.

Health Minister Victor Boudreau announced Thursday 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.

Boudreau says the move could save the province millions of dollars, but it would likely mean job losses.

Lire la suite : CUPE rep angry with hospital service management privatization

N.B. to contract out management of some hospital services

(As Published in English on CBC)

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N.B. Health Minister Victor Boudreau says the outsourcing process was started by the previous Progressive Conservative government.

Published Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:35PM ADT
Last Updated Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:57PM ADT

FREDERICTON -- The New Brunswick government has begun negotiating with a company to take over management of dietary services, housekeeping and porters in the province's hospitals, which a union says is the first step to the privatization of health care.

Lire la suite : N.B. to contract out management of some hospital services

Some hospital services to be privatized, Victor Boudreau announces

(As Published in English on CBC)

Move could save millions, but mean job losses in areas such as food, cleaning, health minister says

CBC News Posted: Apr 23, 2015 4:43 PM AT Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015 4:43 PM AT

The New Brunswick government is moving to privatize the management of non-medical services in the province's hospitals, which could save millions of dollars, but mean job losses, according to Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

He announced Thursday that the government is currently negotiating with a private company to take over areas such as food services and cleaning.

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Health Minister Victor Boudreau could not say how soon non-medical hospital services, such as food and cleaning, will be privatized. (Jacques Poitras/CBC)

Boudreau says a request for proposals was launched under the previous Progressive Conservative government, but stalled last summer. Now, the Liberals are moving ahead with the process and have picked a bidder.

Lire la suite : Some hospital services to be privatized, Victor Boudreau announces