1-888 hotline being set up for Cornwall, eastern county patients caught in quagmire of home care cuts

CORNWALL, Ont. – Hundreds of home care patients in Cornwall and the eastern counties are caught in a quagmire of service cuts and long waitlists and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario wants to hear from patients affected. Read More...

Canada must answer the call to deploy staffed field hospitals to fight Ebola in Africa

Toronto, Ont. – Doctors Without Borders today called on developed nations to deploy biological disaster response teams to help fight Ebola on the ground in Africa. “ It is time for Canada to answer the call from Doctors Without Borders to send staffed field hospitals to West Africa “ said Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE. “ Canada’s exclusive focus on a vaccine, ignores the crying need for hospital infrastructure on the ground to provide care for people stricken with Ebola. This is a need that Canada is in a position to meet “, Hurley said. Read More...

Hospital staff from northeastern Ontario to rally against cuts at Temiskaming Shores Hospital

New Liskeard, Ont. – Hospital staff from across northeastern Ontario will join caregivers to rally at noon December 2 outside Temiskaming Shores Hospital to protest plans to cut half of the hospitals operating room time, eliminate 18,000 nursing hours, reduce cleaning and close the cafeteria and other services.
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eHealth severance package would keep operating rooms open at Temiskaming Shores Hospital

Toronto, Ont. – A $252,000 severance package for an eHealth executive would keep the operating rooms running at the Temiskaming Shores Hospital, CUPE charged today. eHealth has been beset by scandals, including awarding consultants $16 million in contracts without tender.
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Town hall meeting in New Liskeard Nov. 27 to talk about cuts at the Temiskaming Hospital

New Liskeard, Ont. – There will be a community meeting to talk about cuts to services and staff at the Temiskaming Hospital, Thursday November 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 90 Whitewood Avenue, New Liskeard. Read More...

Additions to statutory leaves

Effective October 29, 2014 the Employment Standards Act (ESA) was amended to introduce three new types of job-protected statutory leaves, including:

· Family Caregiver Leave
· Critically Ill Child Care Leave
· Crime-Related Child Death and Disappearance Leave
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