$1 million payout for vacationing hospital boss but no paid sick days for staff facing COVID “profoundly unfair and disrespectful”

By not announcing paid sick days for all hospital, long-term care and other essential workers, Ontario’s Premier missed a key opportunity this week to tell “this important workforce – who are at greater risk of COVID-19 infection – that the province has their back for the increased risk they face,” says Michael Hurley the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE).

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Karen Robertson

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Karen Robertson. Karen was a dedicated union activist as local 2875’s Treasurer and previous Vice President. Karen worked as a RPN at the Queensway Carleton Hospital since 1980. Karen will be deeply missed by her many friends.

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Legal Update – January 11

This is an update on the central grievances and arbitrations this past year. Due to the current pandemic our focus has somewhat shifted to different types of cases, including but not limited to: personal protective equipment grievances and Bill 195 (emergency powers).

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