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Health Care

Health Care

CUPE represents more than 4,000 members working in our health care system. Our members provide a range of services—from diagnostic, clinical, inspection, advocacy, home support, counselling, preventative, housing, and harm reduction/safe substance use services to occupational therapy, pharmacy, social work, nursing, dietary, recreational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language pathology.

CUPE health care workers in B.C. work under one of three provincial agreements, the Community Health Bargaining Association, Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association, and Nurses Bargaining Association.

Health Care sector news

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

May 19, 2022
BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents…
BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents...

Bargaining begins for Community Social Services, Community Health workers in B.C.

Bargaining begins for Community Social Services, Community Health workers in B.C.

February 4, 2022
BURNABY—Bargaining has begun for more than 17,000 community social service workers and more than 21,000 workers in the community health sector in B.C., with bargaining association representatives for both sectors…
BURNABY—Bargaining has begun for more than 17,000 community social service workers and more than 21,000 workers in the community health sector in B.C., with bargaining association representatives for both sectors...

CUPE 8911 launches campaign to fix B.C.’s broken 9-1-1 service

CUPE 8911 launches campaign to fix B.C.’s broken 9-1-1 service

November 10, 2021
VANCOUVER—CUPE 8911 members have launched an ambitious public campaign to raise awareness about critical underfunding and staff shortages at E-Comm 9-1-1. The campaign exposes that recent long wait times and…
VANCOUVER—CUPE 8911 members have launched an ambitious public campaign to raise awareness about critical underfunding and staff shortages at E-Comm 9-1-1. The campaign exposes that recent long wait times and...
Health Care sector campaigns
CUPE BC Campaign
Seconds Count: Demand the 9-1-1 Service You Deserve

In recent months 9-1-1 wait times have reached as long as 4 minutes and police emergency wait times have hit 21 minutes. In some cases, non-emergency wait times have exceeded 5 hours. The solution is clear: E-Comm, the agency that provides emergency communications for 99% of British Columbians, needs more staff to answer calls immediately when you are having an emergency. Join this CUPE 8911 campaign to remind our local governments that public safety is at stake, and that more funding is needed to deliver the 9-1-1 services that British Columbian’s rely on in their more challenging moments.

Find your local here.
CUPE BC represents more than 100,000 workers in more than 160 locals across the province. Find your local here.
Sector*
Keywords / Employers / Local Number
Health Care sector locals
CUPE LOCAL 8911
Emergency Communications Professionals of BC
CUPE LOCAL 7000
Rapid Transit & Rail Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5523
Vernon Schools
CUPE LOCAL 5278
The Employees of Vancouver Island University Student's Union
CUPE LOCAL 5150
Revelstoke SD#19 Employees
CUPE LOCAL 5101
Cowichan Valley School District