To save lives, federal and provincial governments must order GM to make N95 masks says coalition

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU)/Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and Green Jobs Oshawa have issued a statement in response to both federal and Ontario governments’ media release that 3M will make N95 masks in Brockville, Ontario. Production is not slated to begin until…

Ramin Karimloo, London West End & Broadway star, hosts special Facebook concert to end for-profit senior care

TORONTO, ON – On Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m., Peterborough and Richmond Hill-raised Ramin Karimloo, London West End and Broadway star, will hold a special Facebook concert session in support of the Care Not Profits (carenotprofits.ca) advocacy campaign. The concert, happening at facebook.com/officialraminkarimloo, is part of the campaign to urge government to end for-profit…

“This is Premier Ford’s second chance to take action in long-term care”: SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor continue to ring the alarm bells

TORONTO – Unions representing health care workers across Ontario held a press conference urging immediate action to end the crisis in long-term care. CUPE Ontario, SEIU Healthcare, and Unifor, unions which collectively represent more than 70,000 long-term care workers, are condemning the inaction of the Government of Ontario and are raising concerns about the significant…

Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms cast members add their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” long-term care campaign

Canadian actors Annie Murphy, Noah Reid, and Dani Kind latest to support the campaign to reform Ontario’s long-term care system TORONTO, ON — SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, are proud to welcome Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek), and Dani Kind (Workin’…

More Canadian musicians adding their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” advocacy campaign to reinvest profits back into Ontario’s long-term care system

Chantal Kreviazuk, The Sheepdogs, Basia Bulat, Born Ruffians, and Tokyo Police Club latest to support the growing campaign to reform Ontario’s long-term care system TORONTO — SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, are proud to welcome Chantal Kreviazuk, The Sheepdogs, Basia Bulat, Born Ruffians, and…

Ontario health care workers announce 22 political protests against the PC government’s removal of their basic workplace rights

TORONTO, ON—Ontario health care workers, angered that their workplace rights are being trampled on by the same government that called them heroes at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, will escalate political protests throughout the summer and fall. Beginning August 17, 22 regional rallies are planned in communities across the province. The protests are in…

“Enough talk. We need bold action now.”: a coalition of unions representing front-line healthcare workers respond to Ontario’s long-term care staffing study

TORONTO — Unions that represent front-line healthcare workers across the long-term care sector issued the below joint statement following the release of Ontario’s long-term care staffing study, attributed to Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare, Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer, CUPE Ontario, and Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor: “Today the provincial government received yet another recommendations report on…

An Important Message for all CUPE Members Working in the Long-Term Care (LTC) Sector.

Click here to download the message in PDF On Wednesday, July 29, the Provincial Government announced the launch of an independent LTC COVID-19 Commission, headed by Ontario Superior Court of Justice Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco. Associate Chief Justice Marrocco will be joined by fellow Commissioners Angela Coke, a former senior executive with the Ontario…

“It’s time for immediate action in long-term care”: a coalition of unions representing frontline healthcare workers respond to Ontario’s long-term care commission

(TORONTO, ON) — SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, released the following joint statement in response to Ontario’s newly-announced commission into long-term care: “Elderly residents and frontline workers were let down by their government during the initial response to COVID-19. We saw the impacts of…