Alerting Ontario Ombudsman to seeming “complicit secrecy” of municipalities in Cassellholme privatization, may have to be next step: CUPE

NORTH BAY, ON – There’s the role of a secretive sub-committee that reports back to municipal councils. A hushed consultant’s report filled with financial costings and projections of millions of dollars to buy out yearly contributions to Cassellholme that the mayors and councillors know the content of, but aren’t sharing with the public. There’s a…

Demise of PSW registry gives province opportunity to get it right and end exploitation of racialized, female workforce

Toronto, ON – Now that the “ill-conceived” registry for personal support workers (PSWs) has been scrapped, the 20,000 PSWs represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario in long-term care, hospitals and community care are asking for the issue of regulation for PSWs to be made a priority. Educational requirements and occupational demands…

Panel’s call for self-directed home care, increases burden on families, takes wrong-approach to system change

Toronto, ON – Far from fixing a disjointed and mostly private home care system that does not provide patients with adequate levels of care at home, the report released today by Ontario’s Expert Group on Home and Community Care, promotes ideas that will further compromise care quality, and increase privatization and service inequity, says the…