Yesterday, CUPE and other unions representing health care workers signed a Good Neighbour Agreement with the Regional Health Authorities and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information.
This agreement will ensure a planned and timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our health care system.
Good Neighbour Agreements are often put in place during emergencies. We signed one in 2009 for the H1N1 pandemic and several provinces already have Good Neighbour Agreements in place for COVID-19.
The agreement determines how health human resources will be shared and how health-care providers will be compensated and protected as we respond to COVID-19.
It will help ensure the health and safety of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, while protecting health care workers on the front lines of COVID-19.