Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Strong solidarity and enormous political pressure caused the Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) to make an eleventh-hour decision to end the labour dispute it began four months ago. This afternoon the society’s executive director signed the return-to-work protocol provided by the Canadian Union of Public…

CUPE files unfair labour practice complaint against Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO – Lawyers for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), have filed an unfair labour practice complaint at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The workers have been on strike since March 6th.   In its submissions to the OLRB, the union…

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Ottawa PSWs, RPNs rally for a 4 hour resident care standard; Friday, April 21 – 12:30 p.m.

OTTAWA, ON — The care needs of Ontario long-term care residents have increased significantly in the last decade, yet the provincial Liberal government funds long-term care at the lowest level in the country. Data shows that Ottawa area long-term care residents at 17 area homes are shortchanged 1,460 hours of health care each day and…

Continuing job action is ‘only possible move’ in face of disarray and dishonesty at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS: CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – After the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound broke its word about agreeing to resolve the current labour dispute through binding arbitration, workers locked out of their jobs since December have no option but to hold their own job action against the…

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Low provincial funding shortchanges Ottawa long-term care residents by 1,460 hours of care daily

OTTAWA, ON — While staffing falls short in other provinces, Ontario provides less care than reported by any other province. No other province reports fewer long-term care health care staff per resident (or per bed) than Ontario. A research report – Long-Term Care Understaffing Fewer Hands in Ottawa – prepared by the Canadian Union of Public…

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Less care for Ottawa long-term care residents because Ontario is among lowest funders, new research released tomorrow

OTTAWA, ON — Like in other Ontario communities, Ottawa area long-term care residents receive less care from less staff than just about anywhere elsewhere in Canada, a report being released tomorrow (Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 a.m.) in Ottawa has found. The new research by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) indicates that…

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Ontario residents march in solidarity with Libby Keenan to stop privatization of Hydro One!

TORONTO – Ontario residents continue to take political action and demand affordable, accountable, and publicly owned Hydro. Farmer Libby Keenan has joined this movement and she will march to Queen’s Park with community groups, labour organizations, small business owners and hundreds of Ontario residents to demand that the Ontario Government halt hydro privatization. 70% of…

CUPE responds to Ministry of Labour proposal regarding lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – The following statement was issued by Local 2049 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) about recent developments in the ongoing lockout at the Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound: On Wednesday, April 5, the president of CUPE 2049 was contacted by…

Province urged to look deeper at causes of violence, unsafe staffing levels to learn from horrific beating of St. Joseph’s Villa resident

HAMILTON, ON — Failure to protect Ontario long-term care home residents, like James Acker who suffered a severe beating at the hands of another resident at St. Joseph Villa in Dundas from all forms of assaults, “lies with the provincial government. To keep residents safer, the health ministry must look deeper into the systemic causes…

Sault Ste. Marie labour and community allies to hold solidarity rally for striking CUPE 2073 members

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Public and private sector unions in Sault Ste. Marie will join with community allies tomorrow for a solidarity rally and luncheon in support of striking members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073). Organized by the Sault Ste. Marie Labour Council and the local CUPE…