EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.

CUPE BC News

LRB order allows CUPE to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

Order took effect at noon for firms that failed to extricate themselves as PBC ‘preferred brokers’
BURNABY—Members of CUPE Local 1816 began picketing at noon today outside some of the 15 businesses identified as “Preferred Travel Insurance Brokers” for Pacific Blue Cross during the benefit provider’s lockout of its more than 600 employees.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/lrb_order_allows_cupe_to_picket_pacific_blue_cross_allies

CUPE National News

CUPE 3261 reaches tentative agreement with University of Toronto

Negotiators for Local 3261 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3261) this morning reached a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto. The tentative agreements cover all full-time, part-time and casual employees.

“Early this morning, our bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with U of T. We appreciate the hard work and many long hours that they put into making this happen,” said Allan James, President of CUPE 3261.

Pallister creating false choice with health care premium proposal

As part of their pre-budget process, the Pallister government recently suggested that they may introduce a health care premium to Manitoba, imposing a new fee that would be allocated to the health care system.

“Pallister is creating a false choice when it comes to health care,” said Debbie Boissonneault, President of the CUPE Provincial Health Care Council.

WRHA restructuring will result in significant cuts to front-line care

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) received details on the extent of the Manitoba government’s plans to restructure and reorganise front-line care at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) and Grace Hospital.

“The changes proposed today will negatively impact patient care, there is no doubt about that,” said Shannon McAteer, CUPE Health Care Coordinator. “The government’s overhaul of health care in Manitoba is nothing short of reckless and it must stop.”