March 27 rally to protest nursing cuts at Almonte General Hospital

Staff at Almonte General Hospital represented by CUPE will rally at noon on March 27 at the office of local MPP Jack MacLaren (240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Unit 100, Kanata) as part of a campaign to protest the cuts to registered practical nursing staff at the hospital.
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Media conference to outline campaign to protest nursing cuts at Almonte General Hospital

Almonte, Ont. – Staff at the Almonte General Hospital represented by CUPE will hold a media conference on Tuesday March 24 at 10 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Carleton Place (177 George Street) to announce a campaign to protest the cuts to registered practical nursing staff at the hospital. 5 full-time and 3 part-time registered practical nurse positions are being eliminated at the hospital and replaced with personal support workers. Read More...

HOOPP COLA Update

At the October 2, 2014 meeting the Board of Trustees approved two Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA), both of which will take effect April 1, 2015:

1. COLA will be granted at a rate of 100% of the previous year’s increase in the consumer price index (CPI). This increase of 1.47% will be applied to all pensions. Read More...

Rally will protest nursing cuts at Almonte General Hospital

ALMONTE, ON, March 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Staff at the Almonte General Hospital will rally at noon on Monday March 16 to protest the cuts to registered practical nursing staff. 6 full-time and 3 part-time registered practical nurse positions are being eliminated at the hospital and replaced with personal support workers. Read More...

Report call for self-directed home care, increases burden on families, takes wrong-approach to home care system change

Toronto, ON – Far from fixing a disjointed and mostly private home care system that does not provide patients with adequate levels of care at home, the report released today by Ontario’s Expert Group on Home and Community Care, promotes ideas that will further compromise care quality and increase privatization, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. Read More...

Ontario Home Care in Disarray, Unable to Keep Up: Heath Coalition Proposes Reform Based on Principles of Public Medicare

Toronto – Ontario’s home care system is struggling and urgently needs reform, was the message raised at Ontario’s Legislature today. The Ontario Health Coalition brought home care patients and advocates for the frail elderly to the Legislature today as it released a new report promoting a vision of reform that would see the principles of Public Medicare extended to cover home care. Read More...