Far from ending hallway medicine, London stands to lose 183 more hospital beds, more than 1,025 staff under Ford programs

  LONDON, ON – Already funded and staffed at levels well below other provinces, Ontario’s hospitals’ hallway medicine and bed crisis will deepen under Premier Doug Ford’s public service “efficiency” program and promised tax cuts, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) warned today in London. OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of…

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Workers’ Compensation workers from across Canada meet to discuss crushing workloads and the need for sweeping reforms for mental health injuries

Niagara Falls, ON – Representatives of the major unions representing Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) workers in Canada met to discuss issues that impact injured workers, employers and employees of workers compensation boards. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)…

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York U groups fight back as university seeks to punish activists for freedom of assembly, freedom of expression

  TORONTO, ON – At a news conference held earlier this week at Queen’s Park, the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3903 issued a joint demand for York University to halt a series of punitive student code of conduct investigations that aim to punish union members and undergraduate…

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Distressing day for democracy in Ontario as Premier Ford threatens to invoke the Notwithstanding Clause

TORONTO (September 10, 2018) – All Ontarians should be very concerned by Premier Ford’s threat to invoke the Notwithstanding Clause in response to today’s ruling that his Bill to interfere in municipal election is unconstitutional, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Our constitution was created for a reason – to protect all Canadians and our…

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Far from ending hallway medicine, Pembroke stands to lose 10 more hospital beds, more than 55 staff under Ford programs

  PEMBROKE, ON – Already funded and staffed at levels well below other provinces, Ontario’s hospitals’ hallway medicine and bed crisis will deepen under Premier Doug Ford’s public service “efficiency” program and promised tax cuts, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) warned today in Pembroke. OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of…

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