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University’s proposals a blow to quality of instruction at Carleton – University administration skirting issues of quality in education, say Carleton teaching staff

Feb 25, 2014 11:57 AM The quality of students’ instruction was front and centre when teaching staff at Carleton University delivered a strong strike vote last week.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing urged to intervene in Bonfield crisis

Feb 25, 2014 11:45 AM Refusing to surrender to the chaos in Bonfield, a determined group of township supporters travelled to Toronto last week to meet with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Linda Jeffrey to call for her intervention.

Report exposes “discrimination” against frail, elderly patients Abandoned at home elderly have borne brunt of cuts to hospitals

Feb 25, 2014 10:51 AM The province’s near 20-year fixation with cuts to Ontario hospitals including the closure of 19,000 beds and decreased access to in hospital restorative convalescent care, is resulting in human tragedies on a grand scale, with many patients, foremost the elderly pushed out hospitals while acutely ill with little access to care at home, a report released today in Sudbury has found.

Ontario Labour Relations Board orders CESAR to end illegal lockout against CUPE 1281 on Ryerson campus

Feb 20, 2014 10:24 AM The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered the Continuing Education Students’ at Ryerson (CESAR) to end its illegal lockout of two full-time employees, members of Local 1281 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1281).

Don’t let coroner’s jury inquest recommendations “gather dust”

Feb 19, 2014 03:33 PM A key recommendation from the recent coroner’s inquest jury verdict in the tragic death of five-year old Jeffrey Baldwin in 2002 is that all of us (as a community) have a collective responsibility to protect at-risk children.

Closure of Renfrew birthing unit highlights the lie in Ontario’s ‘Closer to Home’ healthcare strategy for rural communities

Feb 19, 2014 02:58 PM The recent announcement that the Renfrew hospital plans to cut birthing and obstetrics, highlights the cynicism and deception in the province’s Closer to Home healthcare strategy, says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Eastern Ontario ground zero for hospital downsizing with deep service and bed cuts

Feb 14, 2014 12:23 PM With the recent announcement that the Renfrew hospital plans to cut birthing and obstetrics services, eastern Ontario hospitals are quickly becoming ground zero for health service cuts in Ontario, says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU).

Toronto Hydro workers ratify four-year collective agreement

Feb 14, 2014 11:51 AM Toronto Hydro’s clerical, technical and trades workers, members of Local 1 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1), have ratified a four-year collective agreement with their employer.

Strike averted: City workers fight off Council’s attack on employees’ rights

Feb 4, 2014 12:43 PM After months of negotiations, Clarence-Rockland municipal workers voted by a narrow margin on Monday to accept the City’s final offer for a new three-year contract.

Ontario children and youth minister urged to attend Jeffrey Baldwin coroner’s inquest closing submissions

Feb 4, 2014 09:38 AM The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 3500 front-line child welfare staff across Ontario, is urging the Minister of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), Teresa Piruzza to attend coroner’s court this week to hear first-hand the closing submissions of those parties with standing at the Jeffrey Baldwin inquest.

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