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CUPE municipal workers urge CBRM Council to proceed with caution on budget cuts

Apr 23, 2014 02:51 PM (Sydney) – The union representing three groups of municipal workers in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is urging the mayor and council to proceed with caution on budget cuts and possible service reductions.

‘A culture of fear at the top always filters downward,’ warns CUPE 79 in wake of Ombudsman’s damning TCHC report

Apr 23, 2014 02:27 PM Yesterday’s shocking report by City of Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean into management practices at Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) should serve as “a wake-up call to all Torontonians,” the President of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 79) said today.

Progress reported in continuing talks between CUPE and Compass

Apr 23, 2014 02:17 PM PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Representatives of food service workers at Trent University have expressed satisfaction at the progress resulting from meetings between them and Compass Group Canada.

Report exposes “discrimination” against frail, elderly Ontario patients Groups pursuing legal options to challenge health reforms disadvantaging seniors

Apr 23, 2014 11:02 AM There is an inherent bias and active systemic age discrimination in the application of provincial health reforms that is causing harm to frail, elderly patients, the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said at a Queen’s Park media conference today.

CUPE reaches out to White Rock residents and businesses

Apr 22, 2014 06:17 PM CUPE has written directly to City of White Rock residents and businesses in anticipation of possible job action.

Elderly and frail hurt most by Ontario health reforms; report finds Legal avenues explored to protect seniors from age discrimination

Apr 22, 2014 01:56 PM Age discrimination is actively at play in Ontario’s health reforms, charge the authors of Pushed Out of Hospital, Abandoned at Home: After Twenty Years of Budget Cuts, Ontario’s Health System is Failing Patients, holding a media conference on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen’s Park media studio.

Wage raise for ECEs and child care workers long-overdue, but province must do more to stabilize child care, keep centres from closing

Apr 22, 2014 01:39 PM While better wages for early childhood educators (ECEs) and child care staff are long-overdue and key to ensuring program quality, the province must do more to stabilize child care. Today, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario called on the Ontario government to use the considerable policy levers at its disposal including an immediate infusion of at least $300 million more funding, so no more centres close.

FJ Davey Home residents, their families and care staff still waiting for Orazietti to take action on care cuts – Community rally set for Tuesday, April 22, at noon, at Orazietti’s office

Apr 22, 2014 09:06 AM Inaction by Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti to help rescind cuts to resident care at the FJ Davey has prompted a community rally next week at the MPP’s constituency office.

Redacted P3 school information troubling

Apr 17, 2014 03:21 PM Despite providing assurances that the process surrounding its push to privatize the building of new schools through public-private partnerships (P3s) would be transparent, the response to an Access to Information Request demonstrates the Provincial Government is going to great lengths to shroud its P3 plans in secrecy.

Food service workers urge university’s administration to keep fairness on the menu at Trent

Apr 16, 2014 12:28 PM Trent’s food service workers, students and faculty are calling on the university to show leadership by ensuring that on-campus food service staff retain the modest working conditions that they have built up over the past 27 years.

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