CUPE Sectors
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Health

CUPE represents approximately 4,600 workers within BC's health sector.

Emergency Services

Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. form the largest group of health care workers in CUPE, representing 3,500 members in CUPE Local 873. Ambulance paramedics provide pre-hospital care throughout the province. They cover an area of 366,255 square miles. 

A sub-local of CUPE Local 873 represents 290 emergency dispatchers who work for Vancouver-based ECOMM taking and dispatching calls for police and fire in the Lower Mainland.

Health Authorities

CUPE also represents over 1,000 community health workers who work for three of B.C.'s Health Authorities.

We have over 500 members in the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and about 500 in the the Health Services and Support Community Subsector Bargaining Association (HSSCBA).

These are provincial associations in which the HSA and the BCGEU respectively are the lead unions.

CUPE members provide diagnostic, clinical, inspection, advocacy, home support, counseling, preventative, and rehabilitation services in the following Health Authorities:

Health Agencies

We also represent employees of health-related agencies that fall under the HSSCBA in the following workplaces:

 Sector Coordinator: Troy Clifford, CUPE National Rep, BC Regional Office

February 20, 2015

Medicare will be a top priority for federal voters: CUPE, Council of Canadians report

OTTAWA—Public health care is a priority worth fighting for—and possibly the top priority for Canadians in the upcoming federal election, concludes a report released this week by CUPE and the Council of Canadians. The report on the joint Health Accord Campaign is the result of a 15-month consultation in 15 communities, most of them targeted ridings narrowly won by the Conservatives in 2011. The campaign featured thousands of conversations in which Canadians shared their thoughts on how to protect, ...

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