Health Care


In a few short years, the health care sector of the CAW has become the largest single category in our membership. It is also one of our most dynamic sectors - making progress in new organizing, at the bargaining table, and through political action.

Our health care sector really took off beginning after the Taking Charge organizing campaign in 2000-01, when thousands of health care workers voted to leave their U.S. union and join the CAW. Since then, membership growth has been driven by new organizing and by hiring at existing facilities. Our health care members have incorporated many CAW traditions into their unionism, including pattern bargaining and the development of skilled trades committees.

There are now over 26,000 CAW members working in health care. This includes a strong concentration of workers in long term care facilities - some of which are publicly owned, but many of which are controlled by private firms. Thousands more CAW members work in hospitals and other public health care facilities.

To view the latest edition of the pulse click on the pulse logo below:


CAW Health Care: GENERAL


CAW Health Care: NOVA SCOTIA

Visit the Nova Scotia Health Care Council Site click here


CAW Health Care: ONTARIO

Visit the Ontario Health Care Council Website click here.

Demand Care Standards for Ontario's Seniors -take action now!


Print Print  Send to a friend Send to a friend  Feedback Feedback