Why is a hospital residential addiction program being cut when North Bay had 138 drug-related overdoses since May?

NORTH BAY, ON – In the midst of an opioid crisis that continues to devastate families in northeastern Ontario, an in-hospital residential addiction and detox program – that “helps save lives”, is on the chopping block at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) warned today. Funding cuts…

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Coalition of Ontario unions to launch Charter challenge, vowing to defend the rights of all Ontarians with aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124

TORONTO, ON – Today, ten Ontario unions representing more than 250,000 thousand affected broader public sector employees, announced their intention to launch a coordinated Charter challenge against Bill 124. In addition, the Ontario Labour movement, with the Power of Many, will be initiating an aggressive campaign to have Bill 124 repealed. The joint Charter challenge…

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Northumberland County Social Services Workers Return to Bargaining Table with a Strong Strike Mandate

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, ON – Thirty-three workers with the Social Services Department of Northumberland County are entering contract negotiations with the assistance of a provincially-appointed conciliator on Thursday, and they are armed with a strong strike mandate. The workers, represented by CUPE Local 3725, work in income support, housing, childcare, and outreach. “We’ve only had a…

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Human Rights Day 2019

On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The rights enshrined in that declaration—among them the right to equal access to public services and the right to equality without discrimination before the law—were deemed to apply to all. But 70 years later, our province, our country, and…

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Crisis Shortage of PSWs in Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes Risks Safety of Residents and Staff: New Report

Toronto – The Ontario Health Coalition released a new report today developed in partnership with UNIFOR on the Personal Support Worker (PSW) crisis in Ontario’s long-term care homes. The report “Caring in Crisis: Ontario’s Long-Term Care PSW Shortage” is available on the OHC website here. In a press conference at the Ontario Legislature, Natalie Mehra,…

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