The provincial government has no mandate to “hurriedly” pass legislation (Bill 138) which opens health care clinical and support services to aggressive privatization, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said today.Read More
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New fast-tracked Bill on private clinics and supply chain exposes the PC’s plan to privatize health services
Despite overwhelming evidence that the privatization of clinical and support services in health care has milked taxpayers and exposed patients to infection, poorer outcomes, and death, the Ontario government has fast-tracked Bill 138 to facilitate further privatization, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) charged today.Read More
Grant project will explore ways that nurses in Almonte can work up to their full scope of practice.Read More
Photos and more from OCHU’s week-long leader educational in Kingston, November 25-29, 2019.
Shown here: Susan Thornton from St. Joseph’s hospital in Hamilton talks about her experience as a leader in the 10 day illegal strike by CUPE hospital staff in 1981. Susan was convicted of contempt of court for refusing to obey a court order to send her members back to work.
Provincial funding cut to Kingston hospital will climb to $66.9 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives
Kingston patients’ access to hospital care and services will be further diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $66.9 million for Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).Read More
Every dollar contributed to a Canada-model pension — a pension with scale, risk pooling and internal fiduciary management — a retiree can expect $5.32 of retirement income compared with the $1.70 of retirement income from the typical individual approach.Read More
On September 16, 2019, forty-six thousand defiant General Motors (GM) workers streamed out on strike. This eruption of long-festering worker anger and frustrations was directed not only at a corporation that had treated its workforce so shabbily, but also at the often-complicit role of their own union.Read More
‘Happens too often’: Stabbing of HSN nurse by patient highlights pervasive violence in health care sector
Nurse received serious injuries after being stabbed with screwdriver; 62-year-old man charged with assault A recent incident at Health Sciences North involving an employee being stabbed by a patient highlights the pervasive...Read More