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This Month in Labour History

The rights we have today were the product of many key struggles over the last hundred years. In This Month in Labour History we highlight some of those key fights to expand workers’ rights.

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In Memory of Robert Waddell

In Memory of Robert Waddell

We regret to tell you that Robert Waddell, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions has died. Robert was president from 1987-1990 and under his leadership CUPE hospital workers received wage increases of 8 per cent and 7 per cent in a two year agreement.
Robert was a long time employee of Health Sciences North in Sudbury. He was a constituency assistant to Sudbury’s MPP for many years. He will be greatly missed by his family and by a grateful OCHU membership.

Founded in 1982, the 40,000 member Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE is the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Ontario.

We represent hospital service workers, registered practical nurses, housekeeping, trades, clerical staff, and ambulance and paramedical personnel.

OCHU/CUPE bargains a provincial collective agreement for these CUPE Ontario members with the Ontario Hospital Association and lays that pattern down across the hospital sector and long-term care facilities that have a relationship with a hospital.

We also carry out advocacy on behalf of our members and on behalf of hospital patients and long-term care residents across Ontario.

OCHU/CUPE is an active partner with the Ontario Healthcare Coalition and works closely with the Ontario Healthcare Coalition whenever community health services are threatened with cuts or privatization.

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This month in labour history

In 1983, CUPE National’s Health and Safety Director, Colin Lambert, proposed to the National Health and Safety committee that workers should have a day to recognize those killed and injured on the job. The idea was…

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