Anti-Black racism is a public health crisis and it demands urgent action: CUPE Ontario

The Government of Ontario must immediately declare anti-Black racism a public health crisis, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, echoing a call by a coalition of Black community health leaders. “Anti-Black racism has undeniably harmful effects on Black Ontarians,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. “We need to name what happens to Black people when it comes…

LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Hamilton/Niagara residents polled

HAMILTON & NIAGARA – 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 Hamilton and Niagara, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. The poll was conducted for the Canadian…

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…