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An open letter to Rick Mercer from CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn

An open letter to Rick Mercer from CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn

Nov 1, 2011 03:48 PM Dear Rick: I want to thank you for using your voice and position in Canadian society to raise the issues of homophobia and teen suicide. You are absolutely right – one young person committing suicide is one too many.

CUPE Convention 2011 delegates to rally in support of Occupy movement

CUPE Convention 2011 delegates to rally in support of Occupy movement

Nov 1, 2011 12:04 AM Delegates to the Canadian Union of Public Employees national convention will rally outside the convention centre tomorrow at noon in support of Occupy Vancouver and the worldwide Occupy movement.

CUPE Ontario supports fight to save Toronto childcare centres

Oct 28, 2011 03:48 PM The Province of Ontario and City of Toronto need to work together to prevent a developing crisis in child care, say leaders CUPE Ontario.

CUPE NL delegates to attend Vancouver convention

Oct 28, 2011 08:12 AM CUPE members from across Newfoundland and Labrador will be joining more than 2,000 other delegates in Vancouver starting Sunday, October 30, for the union’s national convention.

Hospital-acquired infection tour urges Ontario health minister to bring down death rates

Oct 27, 2011 11:45 AM At a Almonte media conference today, hospital staff urged Ontario’s health minister to bring down death rates from hospital-acquired infections by lowering hospital occupancy rates, doing a deep clean of Ontario’s hospitals and providing more resources for cleaning and infection control.

Hospital-acquired infection tour urges Ontario health minister to bring down death rates

Oct 26, 2011 11:02 AM At a Renfrew media conference today, hospital staff urged Ontario’s health minister to bring down death rates from hospital-acquired infections by lowering hospital occupancy rates, doing a deep clean of Ontario’s hospitals and providing more resources for cleaning and infection control.

Child welfare staff build better futures donate to Dryden children and youth initiatives

Oct 26, 2011 10:14 AM Growing better futures for at-risk children is a priority for the front line staff, at the Kenora Rainy River District Child and Family Services who are members of CUPE 2332 and who are also advocates for all children and youth in the Dryden community.

Child welfare staff build better futures donate to Red Lake and Ear Falls children and youth initiatives

Oct 26, 2011 10:09 AM Growing better futures for at-risk children is a priority for the front line staff, at the Kenora Rainy River District Child and Family Services who are members of the CUPE 2332, and who are also advocates for all children and youth in the Red Lake and Ear Falls communities.

Overcrowded hospitals, cutbacks to cleaning linked to infection outbreaks

Oct 25, 2011 11:56 AM Although medical experts are blaming hospital overcrowding (resulting from cuts to patient beds) for infection outbreaks – particularly outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant superbugs – the Ontario government plans to cut another 5,000 acute care beds province-wide. Currently at over 97 per cent, hospital bed occupancy is at record levels.

Hospital-acquired infection tour urges Ontario health minister to bring down death rates

Oct 25, 2011 11:45 AM At a Pembroke media conference today, hospital staff urged Ontario’s health minister to bring down death rates from hospital-acquired infections by lowering hospital occupancy rates, doing a deep clean of Ontario’s hospitals and providing more resources for cleaning and infection control.

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