“Other ways of living and loving are possible”: CUPE Ontario statement on fighting anti-Black racism

Anti-Black racism is overwhelmingly present – sometimes surfacing suddenly; always systemic; consistently and needlessly burdening Black people everywhere. In this difficult moment when the worst of white supremacy is as clear as ever, CUPE Ontario shares in the collective grief and rage felt across Black communities. Today, we recommit to addressing anti-Black racism and white supremacy in all its forms, both inside and outside…

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The Premier is promising accountability after members of the military reported on horrific conditions and abuse in long-term care homes

At the 3:45 mark, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick shares our union’s anguish and frustration with the situation in long-term care: “We’ve been ringing the alarm bells about the conditions in long-term care homes for over a decade. Our concerns have been ignored and dismissed and no action has been taken on the realities we…

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Soldiers deployed to shore up staffing at Ontario long-term care homes have made shocking reports about the conditions they saw in five facilities

At the 13 minute mark, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick describes the systemic flaws in long-term care we’ve been pointing out for years—where peoples’ lives are undervalued and devalued, facilities are chronically underfunded and understaffed, and the entire system has been set up to fail. Listen to the interview here.

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Seniors in LTC homes with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ontario NW residents polled

THUNDER BAY AND KENORA – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, more than 2000 people in Thunder Bay and Kenora polled, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. While northwestern Ontario has…

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Seniors in LTC homes with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Sudbury and North Bay residents polled

SUDBURY and NORTH BAY – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing,  more than 2200 Sudbury and North Bay residents polled, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. While northeastern Ontario has not…

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