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  • LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Hamilton/Niagara residents polled June 3, 2020
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    Jessica Gale
  • Ontario Government must finally act on race-based pandemic data, says CUPE Ontario June 3, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=(TORONTO, ON) Three months into a pandemic that disproportionately impacts equity-seekers, CUPE Ontario continues to call on the province to collect and publish relevant data. “The uprising in the United States, and events here, remind us of the urgent and long-overdue need to recognize that racism is real – that we live in a deeply […]
    Jessica Gale
  • LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ottawa, Cornwall residents polled June 2, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=OTTAWA & CORNWALL – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, over 500 people polled in Ottawa (and area) and Cornwall, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. Overall, 59 per cent of […]
    Jessica Gale
  • Second worker from Madonna Care Community dies of COVID-19 June 2, 2020
    Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario and a former PSW in a long-term care home, said the death is maddening because more could be done to protect front-line workers doing the most dangerous jobs during the pandemic. “People have been asking for greater levels of protection, more funding and more staff. The government just continues […]
    Jessica Gale
  • 2nd employee at Ottawa care home dies June 2, 2020
    "People are afraid to even ask for the supplies to help keep them safe." Click here to watch this clip of Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario, discussing the dire conditions in our LTC homes and the obstacles members are facing to safely deliver the services Ontarians need.   The post 2nd employee at Ottawa […]
    Jessica Gale
  • “Standing Together, Leaving No One Behind”: CUPE Ontario’s Pride Month Statement June 2, 2020
    Pride Month is a time to celebrate our victories and recommit to sustained solidarity with the LGBTQ2S+ community. CUPE Ontario is proud to do so – and we’re grateful that our 280,000 public sector workers have been enriched by the voices and efforts of LGBTQ2S+ Ontarians in our union. This year, Pride Month is situated during an unprecedented health and political crisis that has […]
    Liam Bedard
  • Indigenous History Month 2020 June 1, 2020
    June is Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous communities. This month also marks the 24th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21st. This month we recognize the contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We honour their strength and courage in the face […]
    Liam Bedard
  • Young Workers Have the Most to Lose If OMERS Scraps Guaranteed Indexing June 1, 2020
    Young workers are the most impacted by the OMERS proposal to eliminate guaranteed indexing. We have the most to lose. Indexing is like getting an annual raise in retirement. It protects our pensions from cost-of-living increases. If “Shared Risk Indexing” is passed, our service after December 31, 2022 would only have conditional indexing – meaning […]
    ddadgari
  • “During a pandemic, and always, injured workers deserve better”: CUPE Ontario’s statement on Injured Workers’ Day June 1, 2020
    Every year, on June 1, injured workers and allies gather at Queen’s Park for Injured Workers’ Day to celebrate a history of resistance, and collectively recommit to fighting for much-needed improvements. For the first time since 1983 we won't be able to do so – but not because the issues we raise have been resolved. […]
    Liam Bedard
  • “Other ways of living and loving are possible”: CUPE Ontario statement on fighting anti-Black racism May 31, 2020
    Anti-Black racism is overwhelmingly present - sometimes surfacing suddenly; always systemic; consistently and needlessly burdening Black people everywhere. In this difficult moment when the worst of white supremacy is as clear as ever, CUPE Ontario shares in the collective grief and rage felt across Black communities. Today, we recommit to addressing anti-Black racism and white supremacy in all its forms, both inside and outside […]
    Liam Bedard