Open 200 permanent beds at Ottawa hospitals to deal with critical bed shortage

OTTAWA, ON — With patients in hallways and offices, and occupancy levels at Ottawa hospitals consistently at 100 per cent and some days spiking upwards of 120 per cent,  the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) today called on the province to open at least 200 fully-funded and permanent beds at hospitals, Ottawa-wide. The beds are…

Kitchener/Waterloo Canadian Hearing Society staff on strike to defend inclusion and fairness, get picket line boost Friday 10 a.m.

KITCHENER/WATERLOO, ON — Kitchener/Waterloo area Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) staff on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the CHS will get a boost on the picket line tomorrow (Friday, March 17, 2017). Colleagues from the agency’s Hamilton and Peel offices, Canadian Union of Public…