Ford Conservatives’ all-out attack on Ontarians: CUPE Ontario commits to fighting three new laws

(TORONTO, ON) The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is calling the passing of three pieces of legislation yesterday by the Ford Conservatives an all-out attack on Ontarians that they will oppose. The province passed Bill 195, which extends emergency orders despite the legislation itself declaring the end of the state of emergency. According…

”We want to continue to care for residents at the new Glen Hill long-term care home,” say front-line care staff whose working conditions are being attacked

WHITBY, ON – The construction of a new a new long-term care home, Glen Hill Terrace by Durham Christian Homes was initially welcomed by the front-line care staff as a good news story for the community and the residents and their families. But the excitement of the new build on Glen Hill Drive in Whitby…

Now is the time for Premier to commit to a moratorium on for-profit long-term care, bed expansion only in municipal and non-profit homes

TORONTO, ON – Care and staff levels reforms to improve care quality in long-term care are needed now and the Ontario government should put an immediate focus on expanding beds only in non-profit homes while placing a moratorium on new for-profit beds, says Candace Rennick the secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)…

Health care workers reeling from Ontario government attack on their basic rights: CUPE seeks a mandate from its members to respond forcefully

Toronto, ON – On Tuesday the provincial government introduced legislation suspending many workplace protections for health care staff for a period of at least one year. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/Canadian Union of Public Employees is in the process of securing a mandate from its hospital members to oppose the legislation in a meaningful way.…