The Health Care Workers’ Coordinating Committee brings together locals representing more than 60,000 members in Ontario’s hospitals, long-term care facilities, CCACs and emergency services.
We are hospital dietary, service and maintenance workers, registered practical nurses, engineers, clerical staff, personal support workers, and ambulance and paramedical personnel.
CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) negotiates a province-wide central collective agreement with the Ontario Hospital Association. Outside hospitals, about 30,000 members are employed in long-term care facilities, as well as in community care access centres and agencies delivering front-line community care. HCWCC co-ordinates bargaining, and campaigns to improve working conditions and the quality of public health care.
What We Do
2015 HCWCC Conference Call
Sign up for the HCWCC and CACO Conference, Sept. 21 – 25
Members in Action: Health Care Sector
Campaigns and Events
Since 1992, the complexity of care needs of Ontario’s long-term care residents – the majority of who are 85 years of age or older – has increased significantly.
73 per cent of residents have some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia and most need help with feeding, bathing, toileting and getting out of bed.
Despite a growing need for home care as more hospital beds and services are eliminated, there are hundreds of ill, elderly or socially isolated people throughout Ontario who need home care but aren’t getting it.
In eastern Ontario alone over a 1000 vulnerable patients were recently cut off from receiving home care altogether. Others have had their care hours cut by the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
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