Tentative settlement in labour dispute between CUPE 2073 and Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), has reached a tentative settlement with the CHS. The tentative deal, if ratified by both parties, ends a nine-week-old strike that started March 6th. Mediated talks were facilitated by third-party mediator John Stout over…

On May 5, Kingston labour and community allies will rally in support of striking Canadian Hearing Society workers

KINGSTON, ON – Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073), will be joined tomorrow by their allies in the community and in the Labour movement for a rally in front of the office of local MPP Sophie Kiwala. Beginning at 11:00…

Patients in solariums, early discharge and not enough care to continue with provincial budget short $350 million for hospitals

SUDBURY, ON — Restoring hospital funding to deal with population and inflationary pressures is a priority for many Ontarians and the political party that delivers will reap the benefits in the next election, said the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) president Michael Hurley today. In Sudbury to announce a June 8 rally in the…

More hospital cuts as provincial budget disappoints; media conference Wednesday to announce June provincial rally in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Despite telegraphing a much-needed provincial funding injection into hospitals in last week’s budget, “Ontario’s Liberals again didn’t deliver for hospital patients,” says Michael Hurley president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE).   Hurley and Dave Shelefontiuk the president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1623 will hold a media…

“Help discourage violent attacks on health staff”, nurses ask MPPs to support change to Criminal Code for nurses week

TORONTO, ON — Two Ontario nurses were at Queen’s Park to tell MPPs from all parties that they want “something meaningful” for Nursing Week this May. “We need your help to discourage the wave of violent assaults by patients and patients’ families on Ontario nurses and other health care staff,” they said in asking MPPs to support…

“We need MPP’s help to end violence against health care staff,” say nurses at Queen’s Park Tuesday, looking for all party support for changes to Criminal Code

TORONTO, ON — Violent assaults occur against 1 out of 2 nurses each year. Two Ontario nurses are at a Queen’s Park media conference tomorrow (Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.) looking for all party support for a motion calling on the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to make violence against health…