Academic study released today in North Bay finds Ontario health care staff worked under psychological distress in pandemic, feeling “sacrificed” and violated

NORTH BAY, ON – Working unprotected and facing psychological distress over fears of contracting COVID-19 nurses, personal support workers (PSWs), custodians and other Ontario front-line health care workers felt they were being “sacrificed” by governments, according to a new peer-reviewed study released today in North Bay. Dr. James Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, academic researchers…

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Parents “extremely fearful” about potential regional children’s centre closures in Waterloo

Waterloo, ON—A looming council vote in the Region of Waterloo could displace more than 250 families from quality, municipally funded child care on December 2, 2020. Dozens of parents voiced their sadness, concern, and fear regarding the potential closures at a recent council meeting, citing that there simply isn’t enough child care in the region…

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“McVety can’t be rewarded for hate”: CUPE Ontario says the Canada Christian College’s University status must be revoked

TORONTO, ON – With growing criticisms of the hateful speech of Charles McVety, President of the Canada Christian College (CCC), an NDP motion opposing efforts to grant CCC University status passed yesterday. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is now calling on the Conservative party to respect the vote and immediately move to prevent the CCC from becoming an accredited University. “This…

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“McVety can’t be rewarded for hate”: CUPE Ontario says the Canada Christian College’s University status must be revoked

TORONTO, ON – With growing criticisms of the hateful speech of Charles McVety, President of the Canada Christian College (CCC), an NDP motion opposing efforts to grant CCC University status passed yesterday. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is now calling on the Conservative party to respect the vote and immediately move to prevent the CCC from becoming an accredited University. “This…

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Academic study finds Ontario health care staff worked under psychological distress in pandemic, feeling “sacrificed” and violated

TORONTO, ON. – Working unprotected and facing psychological distress over fears of contracting COVID-19 nurses, personal support workers (PSWs), custodians and other Ontario front-line health care workers felt they were being “sacrificed” by governments, according to a new peer-reviewed study published today. Dr. James Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, academic researchers affiliated with the University…

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Striking CUPE members at Blaisdale Montessori School reject contract offer

Toronto, ON—Montessori teachers and support staff at Blaisdale Montessori School have voted overwhelming to reject the employer’s latest offer, prolonging the strike for fair wages and a fair contract. “The CUPE Local 5257 members at Blaisdale Montessori School are dedicated, loyal, and highly-skilled Montessori teachers and support staff who deserve to be treated with respect,”…

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“When we mourn together, we are not alone”: CUPE Ontario’s statement on Transgender Remembrance Day

On November 20, CUPE Ontario’s 280,000 members join our communities in observing Transgender Remembrance Day and in celebrating our collective victories while recommitting to addressing the many challenges that still exist. The challenges are long-standing and speak to virulent transphobia which has taken root everywhere, even in otherwise progressive and inclusive institutions and communities. Today, we’re seeing…

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