The Premier is promising accountability after members of the military reported on horrific conditions and abuse in long-term care homes

At the 3:45 mark, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick shares our union’s anguish and frustration with the situation in long-term care: “We’ve been ringing the alarm bells about the conditions in long-term care homes for over a decade. Our concerns have been ignored and dismissed and no action has been taken on the realities we…

Soldiers deployed to shore up staffing at Ontario long-term care homes have made shocking reports about the conditions they saw in five facilities

At the 13 minute mark, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick describes the systemic flaws in long-term care we’ve been pointing out for years—where peoples’ lives are undervalued and devalued, facilities are chronically underfunded and understaffed, and the entire system has been set up to fail. Listen to the interview here.

Health-care workers at Queensway Carleton to protest Thursday for expanded pandemic pay in hospitals

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says there are still “tens of thousands of health-care staff” who have been excluded from the pandemic pay program. Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, tells CTV News the government has created effectively two classes of workers in the province’s hospitals. Click here to…