Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 12, 2014 07:18 ET

CUPE "Superbugs" tour headed for Aerosmith concert

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2014) - Concert-goers to today's Aerosmith show in Sydney will be getting a free public health lesson, courtesy of CUPE hospital workers.

They'll be handing out free hand sanitizers 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 have been 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 in the vendors section of the new, Open Hearth Park.

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

Contact Information

  • John McCracken
    Communications Representative
    (902) 455-4180 (o)

    Tammy Provost
    CUPE Local 2431
    (902) 577-2463