RSS CUPE Ontario

  • Health care unions welcome Ontario Long-Term Care Commission’s recommendation to institute a four-hour care standard October 23, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Long-Term COVID-19 Commission released an interim report today, calling on the government to implement a minimum daily care standard of four hours of hands-on care per resident. “We thank the commission for their work and for recognizing the need to institute a staffing standard,” said Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario’s Secretary-Treasurer. “Residents […]
    Jessica Gale
  • Number of workplace safety claims due to COVID-19 lower than expected October 23, 2020
    Candace Rennick, secretary treasurer for CUPE Ontario, says long-term care employees may not file a WSIB claim if they contract COVID-19 at work due to a fear of reprisals from their employer. Watch the video clip here. The post Number of workplace safety claims due to COVID-19 lower than expected appeared first on CUPE Ontario.
    Jessica Gale
  • “Your job is to keep Ontarians safe – not to keep your friends happy”: CUPE Ontario’s Pink Triangle Committee and University Sector opposes Ford’s disastrous special favour for the Canada Christian College October 23, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=Over the course of this pandemic, we’ve seen that people who were already facing systemic barriers are the ones facing the greatest impacts now. Racialized communities, the LGBTQ2S+ community, and others marginalized by a foundationally unequal system have faced the brunt of COVID-19. And so it’s deeply concerning that, rather than extending more robust supports for all Ontarians, the Ford […]
    Jessica Gale
  • Parents and educators call on the Ford government to back off child care regulation changes October 22, 2020
    Toronto, ON — Ford’s proposed regulation changes come just before Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day on October 22, which acknowledges and thanks the hard work and dedication of workers in the sector. Ford’s proposed changes to the Child Care and Early Years act lowers caregiver to child ratios, erodes important staffing […]
    Liam Bedard
  • OPEN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY REGARDING BILL 13 TIME TO CARE ACT October 21, 2020
    For over a decade, our international, interdisciplinary team has been studying long-term care in six different countries, including Canada. Our research clearly indicates that minimum staffing is a necessary but not sufficient condition to keep residents, staff and relatives safe. We urge you to support and implement a minimum standard of four hours a day […]
    Liam Bedard
  • CUPE Ontario rings alarm bells about loss of public oversight and job losses with changes to Blue Box program October 21, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – The Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Blue Box recycling program will lead to losses of good jobs in municipalities and a lack of public oversight, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. The Ford government’s announced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) recycling model is touted as one that would result […]
    Jessica Gale
  • “We are with the Mi’kmaq fishers”: CUPE Ontario’s message of solidarity October 21, 2020
    Over the last month, we’ve watched the acts of racist, anti-Indigenous violence in Nova Scotia in horror and with growing concern. We’ve heard the stories and seen the images of Mi’kmaq fishers who’ve been assaulted, threatened, had their traps removed, and have had a vehicle burned down. It’s disgraceful and all of us, everywhere, must […]
    Liam Bedard
  • CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures October 21, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=Toronto, ON—Developmental Services Workers and caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities are shocked and concerned by the abrupt closure of six day program sites by Community Living Guelph Wellington. “The elimination of day programs at Community Living Guelph Wellington is shameful and will leave hundreds of people with developmental disabilities, and their caregivers, stuck at […]
    Jessica Gale
  • CUPE 1281 launches social media campaign to restore student services at Ryerson University October 21, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO – Members of CUPE Local 1281 are launching a social media campaign today, to highlight cuts to student services made by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU), and to urge the restoration of those services. Since May, the RSU has reduced funding support for campus groups, made cuts at the campus print shop, eliminated online […]
    Jessica Gale
  • Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day (CCWAD) Statement 2020 October 21, 2020
    October 22, 2020 is the 20th annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. Each year the day is proclaimed by municipalities and school boards across Ontario and marked in hundreds of child care centres. This year’s theme is “Rising Up!” to acknowledge the importance of collective action in creating a just, publicly […]
    Liam Bedard