Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario and a former PSW in a long-term care home, said the death is maddening because more could be done to protect front-line workers doing the most dangerous jobs during the pandemic. “People have been asking for greater levels of protection, more funding and more staff. The government just continues…
“People are afraid to even ask for the supplies to help keep them safe.” Click here to watch this clip of Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario, discussing the dire conditions in our LTC homes and the obstacles members are facing to safely deliver the services Ontarians need.
Reaction to the report by the Canadian Armed Forces of appalling conditions in some of the province’s long term care facilities
Listen in to Candace Rennick offer our union’s reaction and corroborate the devastating report by the Canadian Armed Forces of appalling conditions in some of the province’s long term-care facilities on CBC’s morning show. Click here to listen.
CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick weighs in on why why it took a military report to get action when long-term care advocates have been demanding a new standard of care for years on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. Listen here.
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.
CUPE Ontario’s Secretary Treasurer, Candace Rennick is featured on Ottawa at Work with Leslie Roberts to speak about the Long Term Care crisis in Ontario
CUPE Ontario’s Secretary Treasurer, Candace Rennick was on Ottawa at Work with Leslie Roberts to speak about the Long Term Care crisis in Ontario. Click here and scroll to 42:25 to hear the interview.
Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario and a former personal support worker, said front-line workers had also been raising similar issues for years and getting ignored. “Nothing in that report is going to be any surprise for those of us working on the front lines,” Rennick said. “(I guess) it takes the military to get…
CUPE registered practical nurses Pam Parks, Judy Bain, and Maggie Jewell lay out what health care workers need in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis: There are painted rocks, flower bouquets and handmade signs outside our hospitals and long-term-care homes. These are welcome offerings. The thanks to health-care workers inside touch us deeply. It all…
Thousands of health care workers demonstrated outside Ontario hospitals Thursday, protesting the Ford government’s pandemic pay raise. That’s because not everyone is considered eligible for the four dollar per hour hike, something the union says is unfair. Watch the Global News video here.