Medical Technologists and Technicians

Typically, a majority of patient encounters in health care involves interactions with medical technologist and technician professionals. These engagements are often short but essential. Medical technologists and technicians bear a large part of the responsibility for the general outcome of patient care. Yet they are often overlooked. The medical tests you have had done were probably done by a CUPE medical diagnostic technologist or technician.

CUPE's medical technologists and technicians are: biomedical techs, x-ray techs, ultrasound techs, lab techs, nuclear medicine techs, orthopedic techs, combined lab and x-ray techs, cardiovascular techs, pharmacy techs and ECG techs.

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The CUPE Health Care Council Medical Diagnostic Technologists and Technicians Committee has developed a survey to get more information about how workload and staffing issues are affecting members at work and at home.

We know that workload, unpaid overtime, unfilled positions, and on call work are major issues. By completing this survey, members will help us measure the extent of the problems. The results of the survey will help us to develop concrete proposals to improve working conditions for technologists and technicians. The final report will be shared with members.

Individual responses will be kept strictly confidential, and no comments you make in the survey will be attributed to members.

Each medical technologist and technician should receive a written letter with a link to the online survey. If you have not received your letter, please contact your local.

The survey will be available online starting Monday, October 24, 2016 until Friday, November 11, 2016. It will take approximately 10 minutes of your time to complete.

If you are a medical technician or technologist, please complete the survey by Friday, November 11, 2016. Thank you.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact your CUPE local office:


CUPE Local 3967   CUPE Local 4777

(Employees of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region)


  (Employees of the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region)
CUPE Local 4980   CUPE Local 5111
(Employees of the Sunrise Health Region)   (Employees of the Prairie North Health Region)
306-783-1396   306-445-6433
CUPE Local 5999    
(Employees of the Sun Country Health Region)