OCHU/CUPE met March 4 with the Premier’s office and asked that any retention bonus be applied to all health care workers. They asked that Bill 124 be repealed and that we be allowed to bargain real wage increases and benefit and premium improvements for the nurses and other health care workers that they represent.
MEDIA RELEASE | On International Women’s Day, Hospital Staff Call Out Ontario’s Gov for Failing & Devaluing Them & Cutting Real Wages Through Bill 124
Today (March 8, International Women’s Day) we collectively acknowledge the contribution women make to better Ontarians’ lives.
MARCH 16 11:00 AM Jane McKenna - 472 Brock Ave., Burlington MARCH 16 2:00 PM Parm Gill - 400 Main St. E, Milton These rallies are events in a joint bargaining campaign between CUPE and SEIU.
MEDIA RELEASE | Ontario Opposition Leaders to Join Hospital Workers in Delivering Thousands of Messages to Doug Ford at Queen’s Park on Tuesday
While their pandemic efforts have been generously praised by Doug Ford’s Ontario government, front-line hospital workers are asking for Bill 124, the wage cap legislation that devalues them and is fueling an exodus of staff from health care, to be repealed.
In response to major new plans by the Ford government to bring in for-profit hospitals, as well as their privatization of the next 30-years of long-term care, privatization of home care, privatization of COVID testing and vaccines, plans for "austerity" budgets following the election, and refusal to deal with the critical shortfalls in staffing and care, we are holding a set of very urgent, very important events in every community we can across Ontario. Please join.
Join us on Tuesday, February 15 at 7pm via Zoom to beat back privatization & austerity, and to force improvements in LTC, hospitals and home care. Join us, get involved, organize your community and build a movement that cannot be ignored.
With February being such an important month for Racialized Workers, and this being Black History Month, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the struggles the LGBTQ2+ Racialized Community have faced over the years and continue to face today.
The Ford government has announced a $5000 bonus for front line nurses. Full details are coming but RPNs are included & it will be pro-rated for part-time nurses. This bonus will not be reflected on the base rate.
MEDIA RELEASE | “Premier, now is the time to stand clearly and unequivocally with health care workers and the sick against harassment, violence and racism”: CUPE
Concern is mounting among hospital staff – the great majority of whom are women and many of whom are racialized- working in Toronto’s downtown hospitals that their safety and that of people seeking hospital care is uncertain with truckers heading to protest this weekend.
Help us repeal Bill 124! Please help us send Doug Ford a message that we are fed up! Like, share, sign the postcard - you don’t have to be a hospital worker to fill this out. Tell your friends and family! Let's get Bill 124 repealed!