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Through community engagement, CUPE 79 helps make annual ball hockey tournament "the 'best-est' Saturday ever" for hundreds of city kids

Apr 8, 2014 07:57 AM The Union representing 20,000 City of Toronto ‘Inside’ workers wants the ‘best-est’ ball hockey tournament in Toronto to be the biggest.

Rally April 7, at noon, to demand adequate funding for Wingham hospital

Apr 4, 2014 03:03 PM Staff, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will rally at the Wingham and District Hospital (270 Carling Terrace, Wingham, Ontario) on Monday, April 7, at noon, to protest cuts to services and patient care.

Sault Ste. Marie MPP must act quickly, show he cares Stop cuts, deliver increased funding for vulnerable FJ Davey Home residents

Apr 2, 2014 01:25 PM At a Sault Ste. Marie media conference today, FJ Davey Home residents’ families and care staff called on area MPP David Orazietti to intervene to stop cuts at the nursing home, they say will adversely affect resident care levels. Hours of nursing and personal care for frail residents have been cut.

New patient ombudsman legislation an insult to Ontario hospital patients and long-term care residents, families

Apr 1, 2014 10:47 AM The Ontario government is offering “a mockery of a legitimate complaints process for hospital patients and long-term care residents” in new legislation (Bill 179) tabled recently, says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

‘Why fix something that is not broken?’ Ask seniors, disabled and their families as they continue the plea to stop the switch of service providers at York homes

Mar 31, 2014 11:15 AM As seniors and the disabled brace themselves for a change in caregivers at York Region homes, starting April 1, residents and their families are questioning why the government is ‘fixing’ something that is not broken, said the union representing 90 displaced long-term care workers.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing intervenes in Bonfield crisis

Mar 27, 2014 12:18 PM In one of her final acts as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Linda Jeffrey sent a letter to the Mayor of Bonfield stating that the “allegations being made by both CUPE and the ratepayers are serious,” and asked that a timeline for responses to her concerns be submitted within two weeks.

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.”

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