Read OCHU nurse Sonja Bernhard’s first-person account of violence and burnout at work, and watch TVO on Friday March 11, at 8 p.m. EST for the first segment in a series on the rising rates of violence in hospitals.Read More
Jan 25, 2022
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.
Union members must grieve vaccination policies, court rules, declining to intervene in UHN vaccination policy
Oct 29, 2021
The Superior Court of Justice for Ontario, in a decision issued today, refused to accept the request from employees of the University Health Network to strike down the hospital’s mandatory vaccination policy.
CUPE intervened in this hearing and specifically asked that the part of the policy that allows the hospital to fire employees be struck down. This was also denied.
Employees must rely on the grievance procedure and not the courts in order to resolve these matters, the court ruled.
Oct 28, 2021
Across Canada, the number of vacancies for health care positions has increased dramatically during COVID. However, this increase only exacerbates a trend since 2015, whereby the number of vacancies for health care jobs has increased.Read More
Apr 15, 2020
Every day before Mary opens up the door to the unit she works on as a personal support worker at an Ontario long-term care home, she thinks to herself, “Oh I hope everyone is OK.”Read More
Nov 26, 2019
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.
Sep 6, 2019
Louis Rodrigues (OCHU), Todd Bate (local 6364) and Pam Parks (local 6364)Read More