Hallway medicine to end in a year, says Premier, but with $8 billion more in cuts coming, new report finds Durham Region shorted 40 hospital beds, 778 staff

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

Hallway medicine to end in a year, says Premier, but with $8 billion more in cuts coming, new report finds Huron Perth shorted 21 hospital beds, 140 staff

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

“Speak up to stop forensic pathology services closure” in Hamilton, Niagara, Dufferin, Haldimand and Brant, union urges area PC MPPs

HAMILTON, ON – In the wake of considerable controversy around a decision to close forensic pathology for Niagara, Hamilton and surrounding communities, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) today is calling on area MPPs, regardless of their political stripe, to unite and speak up to stop the closure. Dave Murphy, president of CUPE 7800,…

Open letter to parents offers education workers’ views on job action: “Like you, we want services that help children thrive”

TORONTO, ON – In an open letter to parents and families of Ontario’s schoolchildren, the union that represents 55,000 education workers has laid out the reasons that its members are preparing for potential labour disruption in September and asked for families’ support and understanding. The letter cites students’ right to “a high-quality, well-supported, and well-rounded…

Education workers, teachers, parents and students reject anti-migrant statements by Ontario Minister Smith

TORONTO, ON – Education workers, teachers, parents, students and immigrant rights groups reject recent statements made by Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services Todd Smith, linking increased refugee attendance in schools and education funding. Minister Smith accuses the Federal government of not shouldering its share of the burden for services for refugee claimants, but…

The Conservative government must conduct an independent review of the decision to close the pathology service for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Dufferin: CUPE

HAMILTON, ON – The union representing pathology staff is calling on the provincial government to conduct an independent review of the decision to close the department at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. “An independent review of the decision to close the pathology service for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Dufferin is needed after allegations that the…