LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ottawa, Cornwall residents polled

OTTAWA & CORNWALL – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, over 500 people polled in Ottawa (and area) and Cornwall, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. Overall, 59 per cent of…

Seniors in LTC homes with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ontario NW residents polled

THUNDER BAY AND KENORA – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, more than 2000 people in Thunder Bay and Kenora polled, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. While northwestern Ontario has…

Seniors in LTC homes with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Sudbury and North Bay residents polled

SUDBURY and NORTH BAY – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing,  more than 2200 Sudbury and North Bay residents polled, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. While northeastern Ontario has not…

CUPE Ontario and AMO make joint appeal for funding of municipal governments

(TORONTO, ON) – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) have joined forces in a first-ever joint letter to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs seeking urgent financial help for struggling municipal governments. The President of CUPE Ontario, which represents 80,000 municipal employees, Fred…

CUPE Local 1883 delivers a solidarity coffee break to frontline workers in the Region of Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON – Members of CUPE Local 1883, representing over 850 workers with the Region of Waterloo, will deliver coffee and cookies to frontline workers at various locations today. Members of Local 1883 have been redeployed into various frontline posts throughout the region to help respond to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local members…

Hospital staff protest today as morale crisis over pandemic pay deeply divides workforce

TORONTO, ON – Today for the first time during the COVID-19 crisis Ontario health care workers are openly protesting provincial government decisions they say divide the workforce into those who are front-line heroes and those whose vital contribution goes completely unrecognized. Outdoor protests by hospital staff represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are…

Lack of PPE makes homes for people with developmental disabilities the next hotspots for COVID-19 outbreaks: CUPE

TORONTO – Without adequate PPE and protocols, developmental services residences will become the next major sites of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 8,000 workers at 64 residences across the province. The union is demanding the provincial government provide proper protections for people with developmental disabilities and…

Paying it forward: CUPE education workers step up to support public and colleagues hard hit by COVID-19

TORONTO, ON – Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario are gearing up to help friends and neighbours whose lives and workplaces have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE school board leaders have strongly endorsed the provincial government’s “community involvement” initiative, paving the way for the union’s education…