Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 27, 2015 14:48 ET

Media Advisory: Cross-Canada Day of Action on the Health Accord

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - March 27, 2015) - March 31st, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the expiry of the Health Accord between the federal government and the provinces.

WHY: In the past year, Canadians have lost $987 million in federal funding for public health care. Without a new Health Accord, over 10 years the cuts to public health care will be $36 billion.

WHO: The Council of Canadians, CUPE, the Canadian Health Coalition, Provincial Health Coalitions and other allies see: http://healthcoalition.ca/march31/

WHAT: Canada-wide actions - press conferences, protests outside MP offices, legislatures and other public buildings, and op-eds/letters to the editor

WHERE: Ramada Inn, 102 Kenmount Rd., St John's, Press Conference and Rally

WHEN: 12 noon - 1:00 pm, March 31, 2015

Contact Information

  • Wayne Lucas
    President, CUPE NL
    (709) 727-2509

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (m)

    Ken Kavanagh
    Council of Canadians
    (709) 691-0991

    Mary Clarke
    Health Care Coalition
    (709) 768-1960