Ford shoots back at claims Ontario should provide sick leave to those impacted by pandemic

Just as Ontario Premier Doug Ford was outlining the latest stay-at-home order from the Ontario government, CUPE Ontario (Canadian Union of Public Employees) said the announcement was a demonstration of Ontario’s “deep political failure” during the pandemic. In a hard-hitting news release, CUPE said any stay-at-home order must include some sort of legislated effort at paid…

CUPE Ontario calls for review of OMERS’ investment processes after pension manager posts a 2.7-per-cent loss in 2020

Article by Andrew Willis, The Globe and Mail (click here to read the article on theglobeandmail.com) Pension plan OMERS turned in a 2.7-per-cent loss on its investments in 2020 as the pandemic weighed down returns from its holdings in shopping malls, a theatre chain and other consumer-facing businesses. Assets of Toronto-based OMERS declined by $3-billion…

Ontario’s PSW plan woefully inadequate, critics charge

“Shocking,” “appalling,” “offensive” and “disappointing” are just some of the words critics are using to describe the Ontario government’s latest plan to train personal support workers (PSWs) in the province. “Their lethargy is profound…delaying training and recruitment. In the meantime nearly 4,000 residents have died in long-term care in the last year,” said Candace Rennick,…

‘Yesterday was an epic fail’: as Ontario prepares to implement a stay-at-home order, renewed calls for paid sick leave are growing

As Ontario prepares to implement new stay-at-home measures, calls are growing for paid sick leave. Essential workers, along with low-wage workers, fear they could lose income or lose their job altogether if they miss shifts due to sickness or COVID-19 testing. Fred Hahn, the President of CUPE Ontario, joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.​ Listen…