Category: Solidarity

Joint letter to government re: vaccination of hospital workers

As the representatives of health care workers and the association of hospital employers in which they work, we recognize the historic importance of the COVID-19 vaccination effort. We are writing to offer our assistance and to provide initial joint recommendations to support this critical public health initiative.

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OCHU and Local 79 sign solidarity pact

The leaders of CUPE Local 79 and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE signed a solidarity pact today, committing the organizations and their members to support one another in bargaining.

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OCHU Leader Educational

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.

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The GM Strike and the Historical Convergence of Possibilities

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.

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