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…

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CUPE school board leaders endorse job action in defence of high-quality services for students

TORONTO, ON – Hundreds of school board leaders from Ontario’s largest union gathered near Toronto yesterday to give their resounding support for a job action plan that has at its heart the protection of education services for students. Leaders from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) took their decision amid ongoing job losses and…

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Two weeks after the release of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, the silence from the Conservative government is deafening: union

TORONTO, ON – The union that represents the largest number of registered and care staff working in Ontario’s long-term care system, CUPE, called today for the Conservative government to immediately lay out its plans to study staffing levels in long-term care. “Two weeks ago, the report of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security…

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With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” London shorted 222 hospital beds, 1,762 staff, new report finds

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

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Union calls on Conservatives to reverse both 2.3 per cent fee increase for seniors and real budget cut of more than 1 per cent to long-term care in 2019

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Conservatives are planning to raise the co-payment fees that long-term care residents pay by 2.3 per cent, one of the highest price hikes in the last decade. A middle-class senior in care will pay about $500 more a year. CUPE is calling on the provincial government to reverse those increases and…

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Staffing cuts at Upper Canada District School Board herald a grim return to class for students in September

BROCKVILLE, ON – The final disturbing picture of cuts at Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has education workers worried about the effect on students in the coming school year and wondering whether parents realize the consequences that reduced services in schools will have for their children. A conclusive tabulation by Local 5678 of the…

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Staffing cuts at Upper Canada District School Board herald a grim return to class for students in September

BROCKVILLE, ON – The final disturbing picture of cuts at Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has education workers worried about the effect on students in the coming school year and wondering whether parents realize the consequences that reduced services in schools will have for their children. A conclusive tabulation by Local 5678 of the…

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Union calls on Conservatives to reverse both 2.3 per cent fee increase for seniors and real budget cut of more than 1 per cent to long-term care in 2019

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Conservatives are planning to raise the co-payment fees that long-term care residents pay by 2.3 per cent, one of the highest price hikes in the last decade. A middle-class senior in care will pay about $500 more a year. CUPE is calling on the provincial government to reverse those increases and…

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One year later; are London hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Thursday

LONDON, ON – When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending hallway medicine, increasing system capacity and no public sector staff layoffs, while cutting government spending on services. Now, one year later, have the PCs delivered? How they are really doing to enhance patients’ access to…

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