Review of ground EMS in Saskatchewan should recommend fully public system

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is urging the provincial government to implement an integrated, fully public ground emergency medical response system. The government is currently undertaking a system review of ground emergency medical services (EMS) in Saskatchewan. Submissions are due by July 31, 2017. “CUPE strongly believes that provincial and publicly delivered EMS would allow for better coordination across the province, improve access and timeliness […]

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Almonte area long-term care staff hold rally tomorrow: “Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

Almonte area long-term care staff hold rally tomorrow: “Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

ALMONTE, ON – Too many tragic stories about care quality and resident safety in long-term care homes, “should prompt the provincial government to urgent action to make a daily 4-hour resident care standard the law in Ontario,” say Almonte area direct care staff holding a rally tomorrow (Tuesday, August 1, 2017) – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – at Fairview Manor (75 Spring Street, Almonte). […]

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Media blackout in effect as paramedic union and Region of Waterloo continue talks

Media blackout in effect as paramedic union and Region of Waterloo continue talks

WATERLOO, ON – Local 5191 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Regional Municipality of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services) and the Region of Waterloo have mutually agreed to a media blackout, effective until further notice. Both parties are committed to continue working towards a collective agreement. – 30 – For more information, please contact: Matthew Stella, CUPE Communications, 613-252-4377 View this page in full on […]

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Postponement of AGM a ‘Pacific Double Cross’: CUPE BC

Tuesday’s announcement by Pacific Blue Cross that the company has cancelled its scheduled September 7 annual general meeting and is deferring the society’s next AGM “until normal service levels resume” is politically motivated and violates the democratic process of the non-profit society, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today. “Pacific Blue Cross bylaws require that annual general meetings be held no more than fifteen months apart. For the […]

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Province must step in with funding for Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s

Province must step in with funding for Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s

HAMILTON, ON — $27 million in cuts will seriously undermine an already over-stretched hospital system.   Cuts announced yesterday of $20 million at HHS (Hamilton Health Sciences) and $7 million at St. Joseph’s Hospital corporations will seriously undermine hospitals already operating over capacity, CUPE charged today.   “HHS is operating now at over 110 per cent capacity, which speaks to the need of a 10 […]

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Province must step in with funding for Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s

Cuts announced yesterday of $20 million at HHS (Hamilton Health Sciences) and $7 million at St. Joseph’s Hospital corporations will seriously undermine hospitals already operating over capacity, CUPE charged today. “HHS is operating now at over 110 per cent capacity, which speaks to the need of a 10 per cent budget increase, not a $20 million funding cut,” said Dave Murphy, president of CUPE Local 7800, which represents 4,000 staff at HHS. “There is […]

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Ottawa area long-term care staff hold noon rally tomorrow: “Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

OTTAWA, ON — Too many tragic stories about care quality and resident safety in long-term care homes, “should prompt the provincial government to urgent action to make a daily 4-hour resident care standard the law in Ontario,” say area direct care staff holding a noon rally tomorrow (Thursday, July 27, 2017) at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (1750 Russell Road, Ottawa).   Ontario […]

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Ottawa area long-term care staff hold noon rally tomorrow: "Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

Too many tragic stories about care quality and resident safety in long-term care homes “should prompt the provincial government to urgent action to make a daily 4-hour resident care standard the law in Ontario,” say area direct care staff holding a noon rally tomorrow (Thursday, July 27, 2017) at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (1750 Russell Road, Ottawa). Ontario long-term care patients are older and sicker […]

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CUPE NL mourns the passing of Sister Susan Shiner

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador was saddened to learn of the passing of Sister Susan Shiner who was an activist and stood for social justice and equality within the CUPE family and in society. Susan was a long-time member of both CUPE local 3762, Iris Kirby House and CUPE Local 3017, Daybreak Parent Child Centre. Susan served on CUPE’s National Women’s Committee and also CUPE NL’s Equality Committee. She was a fierce […]

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CUPE NL mourns the passing of Sister Susan Shriner

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador was saddened to learn of the passing of Sister Susan Shriner who was an activist and stood for social justice and equality within the CUPE family and in society. Susan was a long-time member of both CUPE local 3762, Iris Kirby House and CUPE Local 3017, Daybreak Parent Child Centre. Susan served on CUPE’s National Women’s Committee and also CUPE NL’s Equality Committee. She was a fierce […]

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Natalie Mehra talks about P3s on The Good Morning Corner Brook Show

On May 1, 2017, Natalie Mehra joined Bernice Hillier on The Good Morning Corner Brook Show (CBC Radio) to talk about the public-private partnership the Ball Government will use to build two new health care facilities in Corner Brook. Listen to the interview Bernice Hillier: Earlier this year, government announced it would build a new hospital and long-term care in Corner Brook by partnering with private enterprise. The P3 approach is […]

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Hamilton area long-term care staff hold noon rally tomorrow “Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

Hamilton area long-term care staff hold noon rally tomorrow “Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

HAMILTON, ON – Too many tragic stories about care quality and resident safety in long-term care homes, “should prompt the provincial government to urgent action to make a daily 4-hour resident care standard the law in Ontario,” say area direct care staff holding a noon rally tomorrow (Tuesday, July 25, 2017) at St. Joseph’s Villa (56 Governor’s Rd., Dundas).   Ontario long-term care patients are […]

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Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economics relating to Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economics relating to Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 View this page in full on the CUPE Ontario website: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economics relating to Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Source: CUPE Ontario

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New Radio Ads: Defending Our Jobs and Your Public Services

A new radio ad campaign by public service workers in Newfoundland and Labrador hit the airwaves this week, on radio stations across the province. CUPE’s public services workers launched the ads to voice their concerns about the Ball Government’s failure to protect good jobs, as well as the impact on our economy and our public services. CUPE believes the Ball Government should recognize the public sector as a […]

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STC closure leaves transportation for medical laboratory testing in uncertainty

The closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) has left rural medical labs scrambling to figure out how to transport medical samples for testing to urban centres. “Many rural labs in the province shipped medical samples to larger centres for testing via STC. It provided reliable, same day delivery over every corner of the province,” said Sandra Seitz, president of the CUPE Health Care Council. “The […]

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STC closure leaves transportation for medical laboratory testing in uncertainty, says CUPE

The closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) has left rural medical labs scrambling to figure out how to transport medical samples for testing to urban centres. “Many rural labs in the province shipped medical samples to larger centres for testing via STC. It provided reliable, same day delivery over every corner of the province,” said Sandra Seitz, president of the CUPE Health Care Council. “The […]

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Nova Scotia’s Billion Dollar Trojan Horse

Imagine a giant wooden horse just rolled into Corner Brook and everyone is impressed with the incredible gift sent to the community from the Ball Government. People come from miles and miles to admire the beautiful gift, to be used to build much needed health care facilities. After all, they’ve heard about this gift for years and when it finally arrives everyone is both relieved […]

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Lack of paramedics in Waterloo Region puts public at risk, says union

Lack of paramedics in Waterloo Region puts public at risk, says union

WATERLOO, ON – Region of Waterloo Council must address chronic understaffing of its Paramedic Services, according to Local 5191 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5191) which represents the Region’s 220+ paramedics. “It’s a public safety issue,” says Chris Sutton, representative for CUPE 5191. “There are times when there are no ambulances readily available for the entire Region of Waterloo. Our paramedics frequently […]

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Lack of paramedics in Waterloo Region puts public at risk

Region of Waterloo Council must address chronic understaffing of its Paramedic Services, according to Local 5191 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5191) which represents the Region’s 220+ paramedics. “It’s a public safety issue,” says Chris Sutton, representative for CUPE 5191. “There are times when there are no ambulances readily available for the entire Region of Waterloo. Our paramedics frequently work 15 to 16 hours on a 12‑hour shift. […]

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Lack of paramedics in Waterloo Region puts public at risk, says union

Region of Waterloo Council must address chronic understaffing of its Paramedic Services, according to Local 5191 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5191) which represents the Region’s 220+ paramedics. “It’s a public safety issue,” says Chris Sutton, representative for CUPE 5191. “There are times when there are no ambulances readily available for the entire Region of Waterloo. Our paramedics frequently work 15 to 16 hours on a 12‑hour shift. […]

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