Paramedics believe fire and paramedic “optimization” plan falls short

SUDBURY, ON — Even though it’s being characterized as a Greater Sudbury fire and paramedic services “optimization” plan, “meaningful dialogue about enhancing paramedic emergency medical care doesn’t seem to be on the radar. And it most certainly should be since ambulance call volumes have increased significantly and fire calls declined. In a medical emergency only…

Striking CHS workers recognize the significance of International Women’s Day

TORONTO, ON – On International Women’s Day, striking workers from the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are reflecting on the important role women have played in their union. “On International Women’s Day, we can’t help but recognize the fact that our union is almost 90 percent women,” said Stacey Connor, President of CUPE 2073. “We are…

Workers’ hopes for restoring high-quality child protection services are dashed as talks to end lockout break down

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – By allowing the latest and best chance of a deal with workers to slip through their fingers, negotiators for Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society are increasing the likelihood of a tragedy among vulnerable children and youth, said a representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

International Women’s Day 2017

On March 8, people across the globe celebrate women’s struggles and achievements by observing International Women’s Day.  The annual event, first celebrated in commemoration of the 1908 strike by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, has deep roots in the labour movement. Women have played a crucial role in the Canadian labour movement, fighting for…