Oshawa, Peterborough and Lindsay patients at even more risk under PC’s 8-year funding plan, like operating area hospitals today with more than 1000 fewer staff and $330 million less dollars

OSHAWA/PETERBOROUGH, ON – Although COVID-19 has shown how little capacity our hospitals have after decades of cuts, the crisis for Oshawa, Peterborough and Lindsay hospital patients will get much worse, says a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) research paper, Ontario Hospital Crisis: Overcapacity and Under Threat released today. The Ontario 2021 budget plans to…

“A Day of Action for the Day of Mourning”: It’s time to redouble our efforts to protect workers

Every year, on April 28, we pause to mourn and recognize workers who have been injured and killed on the job. And while we remember we also understand the fundamental importance of the political work of fighting for the living by redoubling our efforts to demand real safety for workers and the communities that rely…

“Solidarity for striking Port of Montreal workers”: CUPE Ontario sends message opposing bad faith bargaining and back-to-work legislation

Since 2018, members of CUPE Local 375, representing 1,100 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal, have been without a contract. Continued bad faith bargaining on the part of the employer, the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), culminated in them announcing schedule changes that would see members working more per shift without any additional pay, and…

Patients at even more risk under PC’s 8-year funding plan – like operating hospitals today with 34,000 fewer staff and $4.4 billion less Toronto hospitals will be stricken, CUPE overcapacity report says

TORONTO ON – Although COVID-19 has shown how little capacity our hospitals have after decades of cuts, the crisis for Toronto’s and Ontario’s hospital patients will get much worse, says a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) research paper, Ontario Hospital Crisis: Overcapacity and Under Threat released today. The Ontario 2021 budget plans to cut…

Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures

In a statement issued after the news conference, Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, said Ontarians were waiting for some sort of commitment to deliver paid sick days, only to get “absolutely nothing.” “The chorus of voices calling for paid sick days is roaring over Ford’s inaction,” Hahn said.…

Doug Ford confirms paid sick leave program for workers coming, apologizes for backtracking

CUPE Ontario, the union that represents 280,000 public sector workers, said it wants action not apologies. “Yet again Ontarians were on the edge of their seats waiting for a commitment to deliver what we need to stay safe, only to get absolutely nothing,” said CUPE President Fred Hahn in a press release Thursday. Read the…