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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.

Lambton County must show leadership and invest in future leaders: CUPE urges committee to reject proposal to close Coronation Park Day Nursery

Apr 14, 2014 11:03 AM Front line child care workers are urging Lambton County council’s standing committee to reject senior management’s proposal to close Coronation Park Day Nursery. The 38 early childhood educators (ECEs), cooks, maintenance and clerical staff that operate the highly- popular and in-demand county-operated day care centre are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

CUPE welcomes $730 million for developmental services, but warns timeframe leaves 2 in every 3 families years away from help

Apr 11, 2014 10:17 AM In anticipation of the Ontario government’s announcement of an additional $730 million over three years to fund developmental services, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has outlined its recommendations for providing the greatest relief to the greatest number of families waitlisted for services.

Frail home care clients, collateral victims of province’s exploitation of personal support workers

Apr 9, 2014 10:27 AM The recent public hints and statements by both the Premier and the health minister that their government may be poised to make changes intended to benefit care quality for clients and improve the working conditions of PSWs, are “welcome and long overdue,” says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

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.

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