“Enough talk. We need bold action now.”: a coalition of unions representing front-line healthcare workers respond to Ontario’s long-term care staffing study

TORONTO — Unions that represent front-line healthcare workers across the long-term care sector issued the below joint statement following the release of Ontario’s long-term care staffing study, attributed to Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare, Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer, CUPE Ontario, and Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor: “Today the provincial government received yet another recommendations report on…

An Important Message for all CUPE Members Working in the Long-Term Care (LTC) Sector.

Click here to download the message in PDF On Wednesday, July 29, the Provincial Government announced the launch of an independent LTC COVID-19 Commission, headed by Ontario Superior Court of Justice Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco. Associate Chief Justice Marrocco will be joined by fellow Commissioners Angela Coke, a former senior executive with the Ontario…

Ontario government must ‘urgently’ hire more long-term-care staff before second COVID-19 wave hits

Premier Doug Ford’s government should “urgently” hire new nurses and front-line workers to give long-term-care residents the four hours of daily care they need, a long-awaited staffing report says. Staffing is critical to creating a higher quality of life and care for residents,” the Long-Term Care Staffing Study Report concluded. It was released on Thursday…