On March 31, 2014 the Canada Health Accord expires. The Accord provides the provinces with stable transfer payments from the federal government. The Harper government is refusing to renegotiate which will result in severe underfunding for healthcare across the country.
“It is because I believe so strongly in the value of public health care that I became a Registered Practical Nurse, “ explained Katha Fortier, Ontario Regional Director at Unifor. “And it is for that same reason that I am proud that Unifor represents 28, 900 workers in health and social services across the country and is deeply involved in the fight for public health care.”
Unifor will be joining people across the country to ensure our health care system has the funding its needs, starting with a National Day of Action on March 31. “This is just the beginning our campaign to protect public health care – and we will continue to pressure the federal government right until the 2015 election,” stressed Fortier.