“A Day of Action for the Day of Mourning”: It’s time to redouble our efforts to protect workers

Every year, on April 28, we pause to mourn and recognize workers who have been injured and killed on the job. And while we remember we also understand the fundamental importance of the political work of fighting for the living by redoubling our efforts to demand real safety for workers and the communities that rely…

“Any successful stay-at-home order must include legislated paid sick days”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – The stay-at-home order is yet another sign of the Conservative Government’s deep political failure during this pandemic, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Every single expert makes it clear that the people contracting COVID-19 in this third wave are essential front-line workers and members of racialized communities,” said Fred…

Cornwall community urged to back call for human rights inquiry into years of systemic ageism in health policies that contributed to LTC COVID-19 deaths

CORNWALL, ON –Advocates asking the Human Rights Commission for a ground-breaking probe into years of systemic ageism in Ontario’s health system are urging Cornwall residents to get behind their call for a public inquiry. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public…

Kingston community urged to back call for human rights inquiry into years of systemic ageism in health policies that contributed to LTC COVID-19 deaths

KINGSTON, ON –Advocates asking the Human Rights Commission for a ground-breaking probe into years of systemic ageism in Ontario’s health system are urging Kingston residents to get behind their call for a public inquiry. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public…

Brockville, Smith’s Falls, Perth communities urged to back call for human rights inquiry into years of systemic ageism in health policies that contributed to LTC COVID-19 deaths

Advocates asking the Human Rights Commission for a ground-breaking probe into years of systemic ageism in Ontario’s health system are urging people in the communities of  Brockville, Smith’s Falls and Perth to get behind their call for a public inquiry. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division…

Windsor, Sarnia, Chatham communities urged to back call for human rights inquiry into years of systemic ageism in health policies that contributed to LTC COVID-19 deaths

Advocates asking the Human Rights Commission for a ground-breaking probe into years of systemic ageism in Ontario’s health system are urging Windsor, Sarnia, Chatham and residents in the province’s southwest to get behind their call for a public inquiry. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of…

London, KW, Guelph communities urged to back call for human rights inquiry into years of systemic ageism in health policies that contributed to LTC COVID-19 deaths

Advocates asking the Human Rights Commission for a ground-breaking probe into years of systemic ageism in Ontario’s health system are urging people in the communities of  London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph and Stratford to get behind their call for a public inquiry. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division…

Health care workers rally at Queen’s Park drive-by action: No more temporary fixes, tomorrow’s Ontario budget must include respect, protection and pay for dedicated front-line staff

TORONTO, ON – Ahead of tomorrow’s budget in Ontario, hospital, and long-term care workers, who have borne the worst of pandemic risks in the last year, surrounded Queen’s Park in a drive-by action with a clear message for Premier Doug Ford and his finance minister: Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us. After a year of…