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Published on Mon, 03/23/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

Whitby municipal workers to hold demonstration outside of Town Hall while maintaining social distancing

Whitby municipal workers to hold demonstration outside of Town Hall while maintaining social distancing

WHITBY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Members of Local 53 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a demonstration outside of an emergency Whitby Town Council Meeting to encourage councillors to rehire over 200 part-time workers that were laid off last week. In order to maintain social distancing in light of the spread of COVID-19, organizers are asking demonstrators to fill the parking lot in their single occupant vehicles and remain in their cars while displaying signs of support for the rehiring of part-time workers.

Published on Tue, 03/10/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

Durham Region paramedics highlight ambulance shortages and call for real investment in paramedic services

Durham Region paramedics highlight ambulance shortages and call for real investment in paramedic services

WHITBY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The union representing paramedics in Durham is calling on regional political leadership to join forces in calling for a greater investment in emergency health services. CUPE Local 1764, which represents about 320 paramedics in Durham Region, recently shared with Durham Region councillors a report that definitively shows the disparity between call volume and ambulance coverage in the area.

CUPE alerts community to rushed March closure of Hamilton forensic pathology, calls for independent inquiry

CUPE alerts community to rushed March closure of Hamilton forensic pathology, calls for independent inquiry

HAMILTON, Ontario, March 5, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7800 has learned that Hamilton’s forensic pathology unit is closing hastily at the end of March, months earlier than the original proposed and controversial closure in July.

Published on Mon, 03/02/2020 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Celebrates Safe & Strong Farms: Grow an AgSafe Canada in 2020

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Celebrates Safe & Strong Farms: Grow an AgSafe Canada in 2020

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2020 runs from March 15-21.

Winnipeg, Manitoba --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe & Strong Farms.

Published on Fri, 02/28/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUPE 3908 and Trent University reach tentative agreement

CUPE 3908 and Trent University reach tentative agreement

Peterborough, ON --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- A tentative agreement has been reached between Trent University and the union representing the institution’s part-time instructors.

Negotiators for Unit 1, Local 3908 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3908-1) and Trent reached the deal following a marathon round of bargaining between the parties, who were assisted by Provincially-appointed mediator Gerry Lee.

The tentative agreement averts a labour disruption at Trent ahead of a March 2 deadline.

Published on Thu, 02/27/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

North Bay community rally in support of hospital addiction treatment beds Friday at noon

North Bay community rally in support of hospital addiction treatment beds Friday at noon

NORTH BAY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Following a community town hall call that drew more than 2000 people from North Bay on the line, the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is sponsoring a rally tomorrow, Friday February 28 at noon to keep a 29-bed addiction treatment hospital program open.

94 per cent of more than 2000 people on community call oppose hospital addictions treatment bed closure

94 per cent of more than 2000 people on community call oppose hospital addictions treatment bed closure

“It’s evident that many North Bay families are affected by addiction and mental health on a personal level. They see the need for more addiction services at the hospital and in the community, not less.”

Media companies call on Parliament to support policies that favour trusted sources of original news

Media companies call on Parliament to support policies that favour trusted sources of original news

“The journalism being produced every day by people in your community is important. Now more than ever. We encourage you to support Canadian media in your community.”

OTTAWA --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, a cross-industry group representing Canadian media companies from across the country issued a joint declaration to Parliament setting out a plan of action to support Canadian news sources.

Published on Tue, 02/11/2020 by BioTalent Canada

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

New BioTalent Canada wage subsidy will help youth gain employment in Canada’s bio-economy.

OTTAWA, Ontario --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy program to help youth facing challenges to employment gain valuable experience in Canada’s growing bio-economy. The program, known as “Career Starter,” will provide $1.87 million to help youth at risk of disconnecting from the bio-economy workforce, or who represent a demographic facing barriers to employment, such as: Canadians with a disability, Indigenous, visible minority, or a member of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Published on Mon, 02/03/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

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

OTTAWA, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– 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 (Monday, February 3, 2020) these predominantly female workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public of Employees (CUPE) begin workplace actions to increase their wages on par with similar care staff across the region.

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