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Earlier discharge for new Ottawa moms is linked to the closure of birthing in Renfrew, puts newborns potentially at risk

Mar 27, 2014 11:15 AM The announcement last week that Ottawa moms will be discharged within 24 hours of delivering a baby is directly linked to the closure of the birthing unit at Renfrew hospital and may compromise neonatal well-being, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE charged today.

CUPE Local 3908 reaches tentative agreement with Trent University

Mar 26, 2014 12:22 PM Contract talks on Monday between Local 3908 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Trent University’s administration have resulted in a tentative agreement for the university’s contract faculty.

York Community to rally at Queen’s Park Wednesday, March 26: CUPE calls on Wynne Government to reverse cuts affecting seniors and disabled in York

Mar 25, 2014 02:26 PM Buses carrying hundreds of concerned seniors, their families and caregivers along with supporters from York region will rally at Queen’s Park on March 26 to urge the Liberal government to reverse cuts at seven York Region homes affecting 225 seniors and disabled residents.

Time to end “War on the Poor” protesters from across province tell Premier at Liberal convention

Mar 24, 2014 03:07 PM Hundreds of people from across the province marched on the Liberal convention in Toronto today, banging pots and calling on the Ontario government to stop its “War on the Poor.”

Cross-campus layoffs and casualization won’t benefit Queen’s students or anyone else in Kingston warns CUPE 229

Mar 19, 2014 02:22 PM As Queen’s University announced further layoffs, the union representing maintenance staff on campus warned that quality of life will deteriorate for students and staff, while the broader community suffers.

Fairness in bargaining vital for students and staff, say Trent University’s academic workers

Mar 19, 2014 11:25 AM A fair contract that reflects the value and dedication of the University’s Contract Faculty is the only way to ensure high-quality education at Trent, says the representative for the University’s academic workers.

York community rallies for seniors facing major changes to care services – Calls on Premier Wynne to reverse decision that will lower level of care for seniors

Mar 18, 2014 11:38 AM Over 200 concerned residents, their families and caregivers came together on Saturday, March 15 to express concerns and discuss a plan of action to fight the shift in services for seniors living in seven Alternative Community Living Centres (ACLs) across York Region, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing the long-term care workers who provide on-site care for seniors and disabled living in the homes.

Standoff between agency and ministry only latest example of underfunding turmoil in Ontario’s developmental services

Mar 17, 2014 10:59 AM The glaring extent of developmental services underfunding in Ontario was further exposed this week, as a community living agency openly admitted that, without new funding from the province, it cannot afford to meet legal obligations set out by the Pay Equity Commission.

Coming budget must deal with crisis in developmental services, say frontline workers

Mar 10, 2014 03:41 PM Following the release of the interim report of the Select Committee on Developmental Services, frontline workers called on the government to invest funding for real solutions in the upcoming budget.

CUPE 4600 reaches tentative agreements with Carleton University

Mar 10, 2014 10:26 AM Contract talks lasting throughout the weekend have resulted in tentative agreements for contract instructors and teaching assistants at Carleton University.

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