Ontario government refutes OCHU prediction Peterborough hospital to lose beds, staff due to funding cuts

The Ontario government is refuting a new report from the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) that predicts Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) will lose 53 beds and 280 staff over the next five years due to cuts in provincial funding. On Wednesday, the OCHU — the hospital wing of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) — held a […]

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Research finds most Ontario long-term care staff face workplace violence

New work from Canadian researchers has found that a majority of long-term care staff in Ontario experience workplace violence, verbal abuse and a fear of speaking out. The findings come from an investigative study co-authored by Dr. James Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, along with an accompanying poll that surveyed more than 1,000 long-term care employees in seven Ontario communities. […]

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‘We can just hope and pray’: Families caught in crosshairs of N.B. nursing home workers dispute

Some families are breathing a sigh of relief after a job action has been at least temporarily avoided for 4,100 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) nursing home workers in New Brunswick. Members of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes and CUPE were back at the bargaining table Monday, but there is still no deal in place. However, a […]

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