HEU members are all revved up for the Caravan for Care

Health workers join seniors, community activists in convoy for Medicare

On Friday, August 16, Hospital Employees’ Union members from the Fraser Health Authority will be revving their engines, lining up for the Caravan for Care and moving out from Chilliwack for the freeway drive to the Fraser Health Authority offices in Surrey.

News of the giant convoy is spreading throughout Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities. From Burnaby and from Chilliwack — and maybe from as far away as Hope and Boston Bar — health care workers, their unions, seniors, community groups and citizens’ coalitions will be converging on the FHA’s Surrey offices to protest cuts to health care services, closures of long-term care facilities and hospitals, reductions in home support and other moves from the Campbell Liberals’ health privatization agenda.

Bring your wheels, decorate your vehicles with messages and banners about the cuts to health care, and prepare to parade down the freeway. Organizers have confirmed that the caravan will be “observing the speed limit” so the convoy can be maintained in an orderly fashion.

To download a poster for the event, click here caravan.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact BCGEU Sister Ann Chambers at ph: 604-215-1499.

When: Friday, August 16

Events/locations: 9:00 a.m. Meet to make banners and decorate your vehicle

10:00 a.m. Caravan moves out to the FHA Best Western Rainbow Country Inn 43871 Industrial Way Chilliwack

12:30 p.m. Rally at Fraser Health Authority offices 10233 — 153 Street Surrey