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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…

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…

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.