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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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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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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