Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

July 31, 2014 14:50 ET

CUPE brings "Superbugs" tour to Buskers Festival

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2014) - CUPE hospital workers will be handing out free hand sanitizers at the Halifax International Buskers Festival on Sunday, August 3, to raise awareness about Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), often referred to as "Superbugs". HAIs are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.

Under the campaign slogan "Help hospital workers fight Superbugs! It's in Your Hands", CUPE hospital workers are handing out tens of thousands of free hand sanitizers at public events all summer, as well as literature on how the public can avoid superbugs through simple hand-washing and other measures.

They are also handing out stickers and tattoos of cartoon microbes for children to illustrate the importance of good hand washing at every age.

Look for CUPE's Superbugs booth near the main stage on the Halifax waterfront. Following the Halifax event, CUPE hospital workers will be bringing the Superbugs tour to Yarmouth's Shark Scramble on August 16.

A full schedule of CUPE's HAI Tour can be found online at

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Contact Information

  • Dianne Frittenburg
    (902) 543-1667

    Gaelle McNeil
    Communications Representative
    (902) 455-4180 (o)