A group of about twenty people gathered Tuesday on Columbia Avenue to mark the one year anniversary of the changes to federal health transfer payments. Representatives from the Hospital Employees’ Union, BC Nurses Union, and BC Government Employees Union were present.
According to the HEU, “The rallies in Castlegar are a part of a multi-city, national day of action drawing attention to the $36 billion in reductions in federal health care transfers over the next decade to BC and other provinces.”
Besides those present, the rally was also supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the BC Health Coalition and the Canadian Health Coalition.
A member of the BCGEU stated, “BCGEU is here in support, you have lots of seniors supporting. It is something that affects everyone in the community—we are all suffering for it.”