Category: Long-term care

OCHU calls on Government to Pay PSW Wage Enhancement

Many of our affiliated hospital local unions have reported that their PSWs are not receiving the latest extension of the PSW wage enhancement of $2. an hour.
We made several outreaches to the Ministry of Health, without response and today we have written to the Premier and the Minister of Health.

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Ford Government’s Response on Long-Term Care is a Travesty

The so-called “new” long-term care legislation introduced by the Ford government is scheduled for third and final reading in the legislature today and it will be passed by the Conservative majority likely today or tomorrow. The bill, which is really just a series of amendments to the existing Long-Term Care Homes Act (2007), has been rushed through in advance of the provincial election in order to make the appearance of doing something, without crossing the vital interests of the for-profit long-term care industry, and without committing the funds and political will to the changes that are actually needed.

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New Ontario LTC Act misses opportunity for reforms needed for better resident care, stable workforce and no more profit in care

With this new Ontario Long Term Care Act, the Ontario government has missed an opportunity to enhance resident care by stabilizing the workforce with a guaranteed increase to full-time jobs and universal, across the board wage increases, says Candace Rennick, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, secretary-treasurer. “Equally egregious is not removing profit from the care of our most vulnerable seniors.”

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Bill 283 (The Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority Act)

Bill 283 establishes a corporation called the “Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority” (the “Authority” (s. 2), governed by a board of 8-12 directors (s. 4(2)). The qualifications for sitting on the Board will be determined by regulation and the Authority’s by-laws (s. 4(6)). The Board will appoint one of its employees to be the Chief Executive Officer (s. 10(1)). The Statutory Powers Procedure Act does not apply to anything done by the CEO, except as may be provided in regulation (s. 10(4)).

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With LTC Commission COVID-19 findings, CUPE calls for immediate creation of full-time jobs, application of precautionary principle by PC government

The clear recommendations from Ontario’s Long-Term Care Commission for the creation of more full-time jobs and, on the application of the precautionary principle in health care settings, require that the provincial government and the medical officer of health act immediately to prevent more COVID-19 deaths and LTC resident harm, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

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Call for human rights inquiry into systemic discrimination against the elderly in Ontario hospitals and long-term care

The Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE), the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are calling on the Ontario Human Rights Commission to conduct a landmark inquiry into the provincial government’s long-standing policies of ‘de-hospitalization’, and rationing levels of care and access to long-term care, that disproportionately hurt the elderly.

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Stop violence against hospital workers

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