Far from ending hallway medicine, Sudbury stands to lose 58 more hospital beds, more than 300 staff under Ford programs

  SUDBURY, 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 Sudbury. OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of…

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Premier Ford’s back-to-work legislation will violate civil liberties, hurt students

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario have joined with striking workers at York University to voice their opposition to the new Conservative government’s “back-to-work” legislation. “Our members went on strike more than four months ago because we were experiencing firsthand how the quality of education at York…

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Far from ending hallway medicine, Peterborough stands to lose 51 more hospital beds, more than 160 staff under Ford programs

  PETERBOROUGH, 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 Peterborough. OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of…

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No end to hallway medicine possible with spending cuts; Sudbury hospitals stand to lose many more beds and hundreds of staff

  SUDBURY, ON – Sudbury’s hospitals and patients will not escape the impact of cutbacks resulting from the combination of 4 per cent spending cuts, $7 billion in tax cuts and a drive for a balanced budget – all promised by Ontario’s PCs, warns the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE). Factor in restructuring and…

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Ford government begins its mandate by violating workers’ rights

  TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is urging MPP’s to support workers’ Charter rights and oppose Premier Ford’s plan to interfere in collective bargaining at York University. On Tuesday, the new Conservative government released its “Top Legislative Priorities for Upcoming Sitting.” The first item on the list is to take…

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No end to hallway medicine possible with spending cuts; PRHC stands to lose more beds and hundreds of staff

  PETERBOROUGH, ON – Peterborough’s hospital and patients will not escape the impact of cutbacks resulting from the combination of 4 per cent spending cuts, $7 billion in tax cuts and a drive for a balanced budget – all promised by Ontario’s PCs, warns the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE). Factor in restructuring and…

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Far from ending hallway medicine, North Bay stands to lose 37 more hospital beds, more than 150 staff under Ford programs

NORTH BAY, 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 North Bay. OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union…

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No end to hallway medicine possible with spending cuts; NBRHC stands to lose more beds and hundreds of staff

NORTH BAY, ON – North Bay’s hospital and patients will not escape the impact of cutbacks resulting from the combination of 4 per cent spending cuts, $7 billion in tax cuts and a drive for a balanced budget – all promised by Ontario’s PCs, warns the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE). Factor in restructuring…

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Toronto hospital workers call on employer to show respect and implement the contract they negotiated

TORONTO, ON – Workers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare are rallying to demand that their employer implement the collective agreement that was negotiated and ratified in May. The contract includes new provisions to protect workers from violence in the workplace and wage increases retroactive to September 2017. Our Shared Purpose is the…

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Union sends open letter to York University president, “Do better by our university and negotiate an end to this strike”

  TORONTO, ON – On the 115th day of the strike at York University, CUPE 3903, which represents contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and part-time librarians and archivists, has sent a letter to University President Rhonda Lenton outlining how the strike could end immediately should Lenton choose to do so. The letter acknowledges the…

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