Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Home and Community Care Providers This document includes guidance for home and community care providers on Occupational health & safety and infection prevention & control, testing, reporting, screening and triage. Click here to view/download the most recent version of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Home and Community Care Providers release by the Ministry of Health on March 18, 2020. This guidance provides basic information only.
COVID-19 Resources for Workers

COVID-19 Resources for Workers

COVID-19 responses by the government and our employers mean major impacts will be felt by workers in Canada. Here are some resources that will help navigate some of the issues. Government links Canadian public health update page Canadian government travel advisories and information Public Health Ontario information page Ontario government updates Toronto Updates Union COVID-19 resource links Unifor resource page PSAC know your rights page Ontario Council of Hospital Unions resources for health care members Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and Flight Attendants OPSEU resource page CUPE H&S Report on quarantine Online resources Free video conferencing - Jitsi Meet Free secure online voting - Helios Voting Related resources Cleaning vs.
International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day On March 8, CUPE joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day Across the country, CUPE members are participating in community events celebrating women’s activism and reaffirming our commitment to gender justice. Developments in Canada, the U.S. and around the world demand that we remain vigilant and continue to resist all forms of oppression. We are witnessing an increase in hate crimes, and we know that women who are marginalized by racism, colonialism, ableism and homophobia and transphobia are disproportionately affected.
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A Q&A Guide for CUPE Health Care Workers in Ontario

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 A Q&A Guide for CUPE Health Care Workers in Ontario

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 A Q&A Guide for CUPE Health Care Workers in Ontario Coronavirus – COVID-2019 The following guide is based on the most recent information related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) that emerged from Wuhan, China in late December 2019. Information about the virus is gathered every day. Knowledge about how the virus is transmitted has yet to be fully understood. For this reason, CUPE is recommending that health care settings adopt the precautionary principle towards infection prevention and control of COVID-19.
PC Legislation: Placing Stress on Overburdened Homecare System

PC Legislation: Placing Stress on Overburdened Homecare System

Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act CUPE was informed on February 24th, and it was confirmed on February 25th, that the Conservative government intends to introduce the “Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act” which threatens to overhaul how care will be provided in the future (by-passing LHINS, passport-like funding, privatization of the care coordination). Some work may be managed/coordinated by other present health care providers but the full impact of this legislation is still unclear.
Ottawa and Ottawa Valley ParaMed staff say, “enough of low wages, exploitation” begin workplace actions today

Ottawa and Ottawa Valley ParaMed staff say, “enough of low wages, exploitation” begin workplace actions today

More than 200 nurses, personal support workers (PSWs) and care dispatchers employed locally by ParaMed are among Ottawa’s and the Ottawa Valley’s lowest paid health care workers. But today, these predominantly female workers, represented by CUPE begin workplace actions to increase their wages on par with similar care staff across the region. Throughout the province including the Ottawa area there is a severe shortage of health care staff. Although owned by nursing home for-profit giant Extendicare, ParaMed pays staff several dollars below the normative wage rates in the health sector.
How the hunt for profits has shaped Ontario's home care system

How the hunt for profits has shaped Ontario's home care system

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Cornwall Drop-in Information Meetings

Cornwall Drop-in Information Meetings

Join us at our drop-in information meeting and find out how CUPE can help improve your working conditions by joining a union. CORNWALL December 16th Tim Hortons, 81 Tollgate Road 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm December 17th Tim Hortons, 81 Tollgate Road 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodbye LHINs! But will home care improve?

Goodbye LHINs! But will home care improve?

The Ontario government’s big reorganization of healthcare is now starting. The Local Health Integration Networks are being dissolved into one single healthcare “super agency”. Nine LHIN CEOs have just been fired. But will homecare workers get anything out of this? The argument is: cutting bureaucracy means more money for frontline workers and better homecare for patients. Is this the case? No promise has been made of better wages, better benefits, ending shortages and understaffing in home care.