With record high hallway medicine, how will Northumberland’s hospitals fare under strain of more in Conservative cuts? Media conference Wednesday

COBOURG, ON – Already struggling with increasing hallway health care and the flu season in the offing, how will Northumberland’s hospitals fare under the strain of billions of dollars more in provincial cuts the Conservatives have signaled making in health care? At a media conference Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (10:00 a.m.) at the Columbus Community…

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Care staff at Gravenhurst Sienna Senior Living take rare step of picketing their employer over tens of thousands in pay owed them

GRAVENHURST, ON – Area long-term care staff, who have for many years openly advocated for increased care levels for residents, are taking the rare step of going public with a workplace-related issue that affects them directly – their own outstanding pay. The 160 front-line staff at Sienna Senior Living in Gravenhurst are owed almost two…

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With many troubling allegations tied to closure of Hamilton/Niagara forensic pathology, CUPE calls on Conservatives to launch independent review

HAMILTON, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on the provincial Conservatives to launch an independent review of the decision to close forensic pathology services in the Hamilton/Niagara region. “There are too many troubling allegations surrounding the motivations behind the closure to forge ahead,” says Dave Murphy, president of CUPE 7800…

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Securing the best services for students is what job action is all about, say CUPE education workers

TORONTO, ON – The countless hours of services and supports lost to Ontario students because of Ford government cuts are the focus of job action announced today by education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Representatives this morning issued the required five days’ notice that puts them in a legal strike…

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Provincial funding cut to Dryden hospital will climb to $1.25 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

DRYDEN, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future real funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $1.25 million for the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the…

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Provincial funding cut to Thunder Bay hospitals will climb to $55.6 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

THUNDER BAY, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future real funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $55.6 million for Thunder Bay area hospitals. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the…

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Sault hospitals’ funding cut will climb to $26.5 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future real funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $26.5 million for Sault Ste. Marie area hospitals. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office…

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