Health and Safety

Published on Mon, 05/18/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUPE Local 1883 delivers a solidarity coffee break to frontline workers in the Region of Waterloo

CUPE Local 1883 delivers a solidarity coffee break to frontline workers in the Region of Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON, May 18, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Members of CUPE Local 1883, representing over 850 workers with the Region of Waterloo, will deliver coffee and cookies to frontline workers at various locations today.

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Guelph health care workers plan Thursday afternoon action

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Guelph health care workers plan Thursday afternoon action

        

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Kingston hospital staff plan Thursday afternoon action

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Kingston hospital staff plan Thursday afternoon action

        

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Hamilton hospital staff plan Thursday afternoon action

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Hamilton hospital staff plan Thursday afternoon action

        

“COVID puts all of us at risk,Premier: protect and pay us equally” Peterborough Lindsay Oshawa health staff plan Thursday action

“COVID puts all of us at risk,Premier: protect and pay us equally” Peterborough Lindsay Oshawa health staff plan Thursday action

     

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Oshawa hospital staff plan Thursday afternoon action

“COVID puts all of us at risk, Premier: protect and pay us equally” Oshawa hospital staff plan Thursday afternoon action

            

We have a big problem when 2892 Ontario health care workers get COVID. Wednesday, they protest the lack of protections.

We have a big problem when 2892 Ontario health care workers get COVID. Wednesday, they protest the lack of protections.

TORONTO, ON --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario, 2892 health care workers have been infected with COVID-19. Those on the health care front lines now account for 15.8 per cent of the province’s COVID cases. The number is trending up, not down. Four of them have died.

Published on Wed, 04/22/2020 by United Steelworkers | Le Syndicat des Métallos

Steelworkers at Koolatron Protecting Canadian Workers

Steelworkers at Koolatron Protecting Canadian Workers

BRANTFORD, Ontario--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-500 members who manufacture refrigeration products will be adding production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical transportation coolers to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Innovation at a time of great need is a response that more employers should take”

Workers at Koolatron Corporation’s Brantford plant are already producing face shields. Further production of masks, including N95 masks, is expected to begin as soon as the company gets federal approval.

Published on Fri, 04/17/2020 by Healthcare Heroes Fund

Grassroots fund aims to support healthcare providers in campaign for PPE

Grassroots fund aims to support healthcare providers in campaign for PPE

Doctors, nurses, personal support workers, pharmacists, and many more workers are showing up to work each day, putting themselves at risk. They are our Healthcare Heroes. They are there for us, we must be there for them.

TORONTO, April 17, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Life sciences companies and public affairs firms are coming together to support protecting our vital healthcare workers from COVID-19. 

CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions ZOOM media conference

CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions ZOOM media conference

Event Information

04/17/2020 @ 10:30 AM
04/17/2020
Toronto, Ontario

CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions President Michael Hurley and CUPE Ontario secretary-treasurer Candace Rennick will hold a live ZOOM media conference tomorrow (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. Darlene (not her real name) will talk about her challenging experiences and those of her co-workers disinfecting rooms in a hospital with a COVID-19 outbreak.

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