Food service giant Compass serves up a rotten deal to workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

CUPE leaders join hospital rally to call for a fair deal for food service employees

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – At noon on Thursday, May 21, employees of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and other supporters will rally in defense of the hospital’s food service workers, who are employed by multinational food service corporation Compass Group Canada.
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Keep Hydro Public

The Ontario Liberal Government recently announced that it intends to sell up to 60% of Hydro One, relinquishing public control over the people’s power supply and sacrificing hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue our schools and hospitals depend on. The tools to facilitate this sale are included in the government’s 2015 Ontario Budget implementation legislation, Bill 91. Read More...

Health minister taking home care in wrong direction with do-it-yourself, “self-directed” care approach

TORONTO, Ont. - Far from being the “fix” to Ontario’s disjointed and under-resourced home care system, today’s announcement by the health minister for “self-directed” home care is “taking us further in the wrong direction,” says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. Read More...

St. Joe’s attempt to stifle disclosure of how public money is spent “extremely disconcerting”, says union

Hamilton, ON – St. Joseph’s Healthcare is attempting to stifle the right of hospital staff to advocate for public disclosure when it comes to spending choices and service cuts, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 786 charged today. Read More...

We can’t live on $4.92 an hour - Hospital staff protest SickKids sick plan Thursday at noon

Toronto, ON ― Excellent care for children is the history of the The Hospital for Sick Children. But the hospital “leaves its sick and disabled staff in poverty,” says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). Read More...

Hundreds Rally to Stop Health Care Cuts and Privatization in First Day of Action: Protests Planned Across Ontario

SUDBURY, ON / HAMILTON, ON / NIAGARA, ON / LONDON, ON and OTTAWA In response to severe hospital cuts and the threat of privatization of home care and hospital services, organizations representing hundreds of thousands of seniors, patients, health care workers, nurses, health professionals and concerned citizens have joined forces to call for mass protests in each region of Ontario. The cross-province Days of Action were officially kicked-off at a noon hour rally today at the office of Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault.
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