“We can’t allow the forcible removal of elders and people with disabilities”: CUPE calls for immediate reversal of the Ford Conservatives’ controversial plan

Toronto, ON – The Ford Conservatives’ plan to forcibly move elders and people with disabilities from hospitals to long-term care homes does nothing to address the healthcare crisis and in fact worsens it, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “ER and ICU closures, and backlogs of surgeries, are happening because of a snowballing…

Municipal workers awarded for remarkable services during the pandemic at Association of Municipalities of Ontario annual conference

OTTAWA, ON — The Association of Municipalities of Ontario presented an award to municipal employees at the opening day of its annual conference in Ottawa on August 15, in recognition of their “remarkable service to Ontario’s communities in the global pandemic.” Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario, accepted the award…

North Bay hospital nurses, PSWs, other staff report high rates of violence, including 28% rise in assaults with weapons during pandemic; new CUPE poll

NORTH BAY, ON –Pandemic tensions are subjecting registered practical nurses (RPNs), personal support workers (PSWs) and other staff at North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) to high rates of workplace violence, a new poll shows. Polling conducted by Oracle Research on behalf of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) May 17-24, shows a disturbing…

Sudbury hospital nurses, PSWs, other staff subject to high rates of violence, including with weapons during pandemic; new CUPE poll finds

SUDBURY, ON –Pandemic tensions are subjecting staff at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North (HSN) and other northern Ontario hospitals to high rates of workplace violence, a new poll shows. Polling conducted by Oracle Research on behalf of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) May 17-24, shows a disturbing pandemic surge in physical & sexual violence…

Brampton hospital nurses, PSWs other staff subject to high rates of race-based violence at work; new CUPE poll finds

BRAMPTON, ON –Pandemic tensions are subjecting staff at Brampton’s hospitals to some of the highest rates of race-based and sexual harassment and assault-related violence province-wide, a new poll shows. Polling conducted by Oracle Research on behalf of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) May 17-24, shows a disturbing pandemic surge in physical & sexual…

Race-based and sexual violence rates against Hamilton hospital staff – who are 90% female – among highest in Ontario; new CUPE poll finds

Hamilton, ON – A poll of more than 500 Hamilton area hospital staff reveals that pandemic tensions are subjecting them to some of the highest rates of race-based and sexual harassment and assault-related violence among hospital staff, province-wide. Polling conducted by Oracle Research on behalf of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) May 17-24,…

Ottawa hospital staff subject to higher rates of physical violence, assaults with weapons compared to other parts of Ontario; new CUPE poll finds

OTTAWA, ON – Pandemic tensions and unprecedented hospital staffing shortages are fueling already high rates of violence – including sexual harassment and assaults – against Ontario’s mostly female hospital workforce- including here at Ottawa hospitals, a new poll of 2300 front-line registered practical nurses (RPNs), PSWs, porters, cleaners, and other front-line hospital staff, reveals. 550…

Ontario hospital staff subjected to a disturbing pandemic surge in physical and sexual violence; new CUPE poll finds

TORONTO, ON – Pandemic tensions and unprecedented hospital staffing shortages are fueling already high rates of violence – including sexual harassment and assaults – against Ontario’s mostly female hospital workforce, a new poll of 2300 front-line registered practical nurses (RPNs), PSWs, porters, cleaners, and other front-line hospital staff, reveals. Polling conducted by Oracle Research on…