Protecting services for students at the root of request for conciliator at bargaining, say education workers

TORONTO, ON – Concerns about the effects of provincial funding cuts on students, workers and the school community have prompted the union bargaining on behalf of 55,000 education workers to ask the Ontario Labour Relations Board to send a conciliator to help with contract negotiations. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its provincially…

With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Peterborough shorted 53 hospital beds, 280 staff, new report finds

PETERBOROUGH, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Peterborough today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is…

One year later; are Peterborough hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Wednesday

PETERBOROUGH, ON – When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending hallway medicine, increasing system capacity and no public sector staff layoffs, while cutting government spending on services. Now, one year later, have the PCs delivered? How they are really doing to enhance patients’ access to…

With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Cornwall shorted 18 hospital beds, 132 staff, new report finds

CORNWALL, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Cornwall today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is…

With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Quinte shorted 33 hospital beds, 230 staff, new report finds

BELLEVILLE, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Belleville today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is…

One year later; are Cornwall hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Friday

CORNWALL, ON – When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending hallway medicine, increasing system capacity and no public sector staff layoffs, while cutting government spending on services. Now, one year later, have the PCs delivered? How they are really doing to enhance patients’ access to…

Fedeli’s funding for the North Bay hospital still comes up short; $4 million more needed “just for the hospital to stand still”

NORTH BAY, ON – “It is understandable that former finance minister and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is compelled to defend his government’s 2019 budget and their overall funding plan for hospitals. However,” says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE), “the reality of the funding allocated for the North Bay Regional…