Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 14, 2014 14:51 ET

CUPE "Superbugs" tour headed to Shark Scramble

YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2014) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.

CUPE hospital workers will be handing out free hand sanitizers at the Shark Scramble in Yarmouth on Saturday, August 16, 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 activities on the Yarmouth waterfront. And if you are in Truro next week, look for our booth on the fairgrounds at the Provincial Exhibition, where we'll be setting up each day from 11 am to 10 pm.

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

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Contact Information

  • John Deveau
    (902) 749-1661

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