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CUPE Newfoundland Labrador celebrates Labour Day by calling for public pharmacare for everyone

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CUPE Newfoundland Labrador celebrates Labour Day by calling for public pharmacare for everyone

Canada NewsWire

ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - On Monday, September 3, at the annual Labour Day celebration in Grand Falls-Windsor, CUPE Newfoundland Labrador will amplify the call for universal, single-payer prescription drug coverage for everyone in Canada. Universal pharmacare is the only way to provide prescription drug coverage that doesn't leave anyone behind.

Logo: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) (CNW Group/Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE))

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier will speak about pharmacare at the event.

WHAT: Labour Day parade, followed by greetings and refreshments

WHERE: Starting at 142 Main Street, Grand Falls-Windsor

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Many unionized workers have prescription drug coverage through their collective agreements," says Hillier. "This isn't just about union members. This is about doing the right thing for everyone in Canada."

Last year, Canada's unions launched a national campaign, A Plan for Everyone, calling for a prescription drug plan that covers everyone in Canada. The federal government responded by announcing the creation of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.

Information about Labour Day events in St. John's, Corner Brook and Labrador City can be found at nl.cupe.ca/2018/08/24/2018-labour-day-events.

 

SOURCE Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

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