Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

July 01, 2014 14:15 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE NS 'Fight Superbugs' tour continues at Canada Day events in Dartmouth, Bridgewater

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 1, 2014) -

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CUPE hospital workers in Nova Scotia will be handing out free hand sanitizers at two Canada Day events today, to raise awareness on Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI's), often referred to as 'Superbugs'.

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

They'll also be handing out stickers and removable tattoos of 'cartoon microbes' to children to get them talking about the importance of hand-washing. HAI's are actually the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.

Here are today's events:

  • Bridgewater - King Street Canada Day celebrations, all day and evening
  • Dartmouth - Alderney Landing, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A full schedule of CUPE's HAI Tour can be found online at www.countmein.cupe.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Dianne Frittenburg (Bridgewater event)
    (902) 521-7782

    John McCracken (Dartmouth event)
    (902) 880-8057 (c)