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Increasing calls for Ontario government to declare anti-Black racism public health crisis

There are increasing calls for the Ontario government to declare anti-Black racism a public health crisis. “Anti-Black racism has undeniably harmful effects on Black Ontarians,” CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn said in a statement on Wednesday. “We need to name what happens to Black people when it comes to policing, workplace discrimination, the stress it…

Anti-Black racism is a public health crisis and it demands urgent action: CUPE Ontario

The Government of Ontario must immediately declare anti-Black racism a public health crisis, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, echoing a call by a coalition of Black community health leaders. “Anti-Black racism has undeniably harmful effects on Black Ontarians,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. “We need to name what happens to Black people when it comes…

Letter from CUPE New Brunswick regarding OMERS

Fred Hahn President, CUPE Ontario 80 Commerce Valley Drive East, Suite 1, Markham ON, L3T 0B2 Dear Brother Hahn, I understand that CUPE Ontario and other unions are fighting to protect guaranteed pension indexing in the OMERS pension plan. CUPE New Brunswick applauds you in this important fight and stands with you in solidarity. All…

Letter to CUPE Ontario Retirees Network

Important Message About Upcoming Vote at OMERS Dear CUPE Ontario Retirees Network, The OMERS Sponsor Corporation Board of Directors will be voting on a proposal to eliminate guaranteed indexing for service earned after December 31, 2022. While this proposal would not affect those of us who are currently retired, it is still important for us…

Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes — which have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 deaths — have 17% fewer workers, new Star analysis reveals

“Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes employ, on average, 17 per cent fewer full-time and part-time workers compared to non-profit and municipal homes, according to a Star analysis of union staffing data. “It’s not surprising at all,” said Candace Rennick, a spokesperson for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents workers in 182 long-term-care homes…

“Black communities deserve better”: The Ontario government’s plan to fight racism falls short, says CUPE Ontario

(TORONTO, ON) The Ontario government’s plan to address anti-Black racism isn’t nearly good enough, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. Three months into a pandemic that disproportionately impacts equity-seekers, the province delays collecting and publishing urgently needed race-based data despite calls from CUPE Ontario and many others to do so. Instead, today,…

LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Hamilton/Niagara residents polled

HAMILTON & NIAGARA – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, over 500 people polled in Hamilton and Niagara, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. The poll was conducted for the Canadian…