Community Health Care Professionals - Index
January 18, 2013 Members (past and present) who worked for a municipal or
other home care provider that subsequently became CCAC’s may be eligible for a
lump sum payment. Please read further if you think you may be affected.
December 5, 2012 We are happy to report the settlement for the CCAC
Pension Class Action Lawsuit has been approved
November 23, 2012 A hearing is scheduled on November 28, 2012 at the
Ontario Superior Court of Justice in regards to the McSheffrey class action
August 30, 2012 Picketing OPSEU members got a partial result for their efforts outside the Oshawa Health Centre on
August 27. more...
August 28, 2012 Workers at the medical clinic in the Oshawa Health Centre are holding an information picket
Wednesday to draw attention to the closure of a service that will affect 27,000 patients in the
August 27, 2012 Dr. Adrian Pettyan is retiring, but staff at his medical clinic may be excused for not taking up a collection to
buy him a gift. more...
July 27, 2012 Personal support workers for the Grey-Bruce Victorian Order of Nurses have ratified a first
May 25, 2012 Members (past and present) who worked for municipal or other home care provider that subsequently
became CCAC’s may be eligible for a lump sum payment under a proposed settlement (if approved by the court) to the class action
lawsuit filed by OPSEU. Please read further if you think you may
March 22, 2012 The OPSEU Healthcare Divisional Council (HCDC)
is asking member RPNs to fill out a quick on-line survey to help us identify
specific issues for future campaigns. more...
December 2, 2011 OPSEU is calling
on local authorities to investigate the sudden closure of the Grey Bruce Health
Unit office in Walkerton more...
November 30, 2011 Effective 2012, it is law for all members of a Regulated Health Profession to carry Professional Liability Insurance. OPSEU has, in consultation with CG&B Insurance Group, arranged for our affected members an opportunity to get insurance at a discounted rate.
November 25, 2011 OPSEU has reached a tentative
agreement with participating Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) in its first
Central Collective Agreement between the parties.
August 19, 2011 The outcome of this election may
determine your future workload, your family’s access to health care, the hours
you work, who you work for, or whether you will have a job at all. The Community Health Care Professionals election primer looks at the party promises, the issues, offers
helpful suggestions on what you can do, and gives sample questions for
Printed copies of the 11” x 17” Election Primer are being sent
to each local. You can also download it here.
June 13, 2011 Community Health Care Professionals
will be holding a meet and greet on Friday, June 17, from 5-7 p.m. We are
looking for members whose area of work is not yet represented on our executive
February 4, 2011 It took more than a year of
sporadic bargaining but members of Local 203 have ratified a first contract with
Guelph Independent Living
October 18 2010 Home care workers represented by Local
492 in eastern Ontario hand their bargaining team strike mandate after employer
insists it has no mandate to negotiate wages .
March 2, 2010 Parry Sound personal support workers for
the Victorian Order of Nurses ratified their contract last night after employer
demands for a travel time concession were taken off the table.
The 40 members of OPSEU Local 320 voted unanimously to accept the four year deal
after VON dropped a plan that would have had the workers travel up to 40 km per
day without any payment for travel time.
Parry Sound VON set strike deadline over travel time issue
February 9, 2010 Facing a four-year wage freeze,
Parry Sound Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) home care personal support
workers have drawn a line in the sand when it comes to rollbacks of
their paid travel time.
Petition asks for assessment of Grey
Bruce health board
2, 2009 OPSEU is requesting for the
Minister of Health and Long Term Care to launch an official assessment
of the Grey Bruce Board of Health and the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit.
Community members pack Grey Bruce Health Unit town hall forum to
February 25, 2009 More than 120 residents of Grey and
Bruce Counties packed the room on Feb. 24 to demand answers about the way
the Grey Bruce Health Unit has spent public dollars.
Future of health unit: OPSEU President Thomas to attend Owen Sound Town Hall Feb. 24
February 19, 2009 Ontario Public Service Employees Union President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will be among those in attendance at a forum on the future of public health in Grey Bruce to be held at the Days Inn in Owen Sound Feb. 24. more...
OPSEU vows to fight third round of home care bidding
December 16, 2008
OPSEU pledges to work with communities in heading off the next phase of bidding
for home care clients. more...
Tentative Settlement Reached in Strike by Local 674
In negotiations that lasted
less than 10 hours, both
sides reached a tentative
settlement today in the
strike by nursing,
clerical staff of the
Timiskaming Health Unit
Sept 29, 2008
Charlie Angus, MP
Unit, Local 674.
26, 2008 Nursing, professional-technical and clerical staff, on
strike against the Timiskaming Health Unit (THU), will return to the
bargaining table on Monday Sept. 29 on the heels of a radio advertising
campaign this week that demanded the THU board of directors finally get
involved in bringing the two sides together
system under fire
2008 OPSEU’s Lucy Morton
will tell an expert panel
how home care is being
driven into the ground by
the system of competitive
bidding for contracts.
local at Champlain CCAC
2008 Community Health
Newsletter March 2008
Building a strong and
effective Local 4101 at the
new Champlain CCAC; end of
We spoke and they listened:
Government halts competitive
January 23, 2008 Home care patients and workers cheer as
government backs down on home care contracts
January 17, 2008
Over 1,500 supporters attended the huge home care
rally last night in Hamilton. Comedian Mary Walsh,
Hamilton Tiger Cat and radio personality Jason Farr,
national NDP leader Jack Layton, and recording artist Tom
Juravich headlined the rally which also drew 225 skilled
health care staff from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)
and St. Joseph’s Home Care..
January 14, 2008 Mary Walsh heads star lineup for
home care rally in Hamilton Comedian Mary Walsh, Hamilton
Tiger Cat and radio personality Jason Farr, national NDP leader Jack
Layton, and recording artist Tom Juravich will headline a massive
Wednesday evening rally to save home care in Hamilton.
January 10 2008 Quality of home care in
jeopardy in Hamilton: Thomas -OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
says the competitive bidding system for home care hurts patients.
January 8, 2008 Rally to save
home care in Hamilton
Jan. 16 Health care workers and members of the community will rally
Jan. 16 in Hamilton to show support for home care.
December 19, 2007 Home care
workers to tell their own storiesHome care staff in the
Hamilton area will conduct their own debrief of the
competitive bidding process Thursday.
December 12, 2007 Hamilton
VON staff get lump of coal for holidays: layoffs to take
place in April After 107 years of
service to the community, the Victorian Order of Nurses
were told Tuesday they were disqualified from the
October 30, 2007 Community Health Professionals
News. In this issue: OPSEU wins right to represent professional staff at
Champlain CCAC; BPS conference a huge success -- new sector executive elected.
August 9, 2007 OPSEU wins vote:
View photos from CCAC Champlain organizing drive.
May 15, 2007
Strike averted at Grey Bruce Public
27, 2007 Community Health Care Professionals
News In this issue: LHIN realignment, Local
315 lives on, and more!
February 2, 2007
Professionals News In this issue:
Transition issues, restraint and deficits, local
news, class action update, health council tour
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