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Jul 15, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - PC hospital cuts are worse than projected; OHC, CUPE Queen's Park media conference Monday/

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier to end hallway medicine, hospital cuts will...


Jul 12, 2019, 13:47 ET Media Advisory - PC hospital cuts are worse than projected; OHC, CUPE Queen's Park media conference Monday

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier to end hallway medicine, hospital cuts will...


Apr 16, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - In Mr. Fedeli's own backyard, opposition to PCs' health system overhaul is substantive: Poll released Tuesday finds/

NORTH BAY, ON, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Failure to consult with Ontarians about big health system changes isn't going over well with Ontarians in PC held ridings – including in Nipissing- shows polling ...


Apr 15, 2019, 17:08 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - In Mr. Fedeli's own backyard, opposition to PCs' health system overhaul is substantive: Poll released Tuesday finds

NORTH BAY, ON, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Failure to consult with Ontarians about big health system changes isn't going over well with Ontarians in PC held ridings – including in Nipissing- shows polling ...


Nov 28, 2017, 06:00 ET As funding cuts fuel violence against health care staff, amending criminal code would be a small gesture, PM urged

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) today urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to amend the criminal code to make it a more serious offence to assault a health ...


Oct 17, 2017, 06:00 ET "Ontario hospitals don't want you to know that violence against hospital staff is real and rampant," says union taking public awareness campaign to radio today

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - A small investment in a Plexiglass barrier would have prevented a patient from stabbing a Perth/Smiths Falls hospital admitting clerk in the neck. Better alarms would...


Sep 21, 2017, 16:48 ET Negotiations for 27,000 hospital staff break down following Ontario hospitals' refusal to address workplace violence

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Contract negotiations between Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) abruptly broke down today following the hospitals'...


Jul 27, 2017, 08:31 ET Province must step in with funding for Hamilton Health Science and St. Joseph's hospitals

$27 million in cuts will seriously undermine an already over-stretched hospital system HAMILTON, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Cuts announced yesterday of $20 million at HHS and $7 million at St. Joseph's...


Mar 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Ontario's labour minister called on to end savage assaults on health care staff

TORONTO, March 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Savage assaults by patients and patients' families on Ontario nurses, personal support workers and other front line hospital and long-term care staff, have left...


Jan 12, 2017, 07:00 ET "Ticket prices too dear" for hospital laundry workers to join labour minister at Chamber lunch today: Ask him instead to join them end of shift

SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Kevin Flynn, Ontario's labour minister is in Sudbury today and soon to be laid off hospital laundry workers would love a word with him. Problem is, they can't...


Nov 22, 2016, 06:00 ET Release secret LHIN report that calls for the closure of ER's in Trenton, Picton and Bancroft, union asks Liberal government

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Public Employees is calling on the Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins to release the report developed by the South East LHIN (Local...


Oct 10, 2016, 06:00 ET Ontarians are not turkeys, so why would the provincial Liberals try to pull a fast one with our health records on Thanksgiving weekend?

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - "Ontarians are not turkeys and their private health records are confidential, containing information that should not be plucked for its potential asset value to the...


Jun 20, 2016, 09:17 ET Rally will call on Pembroke Regional Hospital to reconsider contracting of sterilization of surgical instruments

PEMBROKE, ON, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Leaders from healthcare unions from across eastern Ontario will join staff at the Pembroke Regional Hospital (705 Mackay Street, Pembroke) to rally at noon on...


May 17, 2016, 06:00 ET Greater diversification of nursing team, not less, will lead to better patient outcomes

TORONTO, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Fewer deaths, increased patient satisfaction, fewer falls, fewer bed sores, shorter lengths of stay are all documented benefits of a diversified nursing team observed in ...


May 10, 2016, 06:00 ET $100 million cut at Ottawa Hospital alone since 2012, but Liberals bring all Ottawa hospitals just $19 million. Another cut, masquerading as an increase - union charges

OTTAWA, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The announcement Friday of $19 million in funding for Ottawa hospitals actually represents a 3% cut in their real funding needs and it follows over $100 million in cuts...


May 02, 2016, 06:00 ET Violent assaults with injuries again at North Bay hospital and across Ontario as government continues to cut staff

TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - In the last week at North Bay Regional Health Centre, there have been two separate violent assaults against staff resulting in critical injury. North Bay hospital...


Apr 30, 2016, 08:52 ET First as northern activist elected as Secretary-Treasurer of OCHU

TORONTO, April 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Sharon Richer was elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE on April 28. Ms. Richer is employed by the Sudbury Regional Hospital...


Apr 01, 2016, 10:48 ET North Bay hospital staff report staggeringly high workplace violence rates: Poll

NORTH BAY, ON, April 1, 2016 /CNW/ - A poll of North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) staff conducted earlier this week shows "staggeringly high rates of workplace violence with virtually no...


Mar 11, 2016, 10:30 ET North Bay Regional Health Centre wrong to fire nurse who spoke up about violence, say 81 per cent polled

NORTH BAY, ON, March 11, 2016 /CNW/ - There is little community support for North Bay Regional Health Centre's (NBRHC) handling of the issue of workplace violence, a poll conducted on March 5 (2016)...


Mar 04, 2016, 06:00 ET Rally at Kingston General to protest Compass' management of housekeeping at the hospital

KINGSTON, ON, March 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Staff at the Kingston General Hospital represented by CUPE Local 1974 will rally at the hospital (76 Stuart St., Kingston) at 11:30 a.m. on March 4. The...


Jan 27, 2016, 11:44 ET Stop attacks on nurses, charge violent patients under criminal code: union

KINGSTON, ON, Jan. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - All 150 registered practical nurses (RPNs) from across Ontario attending a conference on violence this week reported that they have been assaulted at work. They...


Dec 15, 2015, 06:00 ET Federal government must restore Local Programming Improvement Fund to help keep CHCH afloat: Hamilton hospital staff

HAMILTON, ON, Dec. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - "The federal Liberal government needs to take a broad approach to funding infrastructure and step in now to restore the Local Programming Improvement Fund, cut...


Nov 23, 2015, 06:00 ET Liberal government cuts of $11.5 million to Quinte Health Services will devastate hospital programs in the region

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - "Plans to cut hospital budgets in Picton, Trenton and Belleville by 11.5 million dollars will endanger patient care" said Michael Hurley, President of the Ontario...


Nov 16, 2015, 06:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister of Health asked to investigate Glengarry Memorial Hospital

OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - CUPE is calling on the Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins, to appoint an investigator into the staff morale and turnover at the Glengarry Memorial Hospital and the...


Nov 12, 2015, 12:58 ET Media Advisory - Minister asked to request Pembroke Regional Hospital delay signing contract to sterilize its surgical instruments

PEMBROKE, ON, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario's Minister of Health should ask the Pembroke Regional Hospital's Board of Directors to delay signing a contract for the sterilization of its surgical...