March 28, 2013 The 35 members of OPSEU Local 501 at
Perram House are being advised by their bargaining team to firmly reject
employer proposals to cuts in their first collective agreement. more...
August 14, 2012 Hamilton Ontario March of Dimes outreach workers say they deserve a fair slice of the funding increase their employer has
June 20, 2012 The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is sending inspectors out to conduct investigations which they are not educated and trained
to do says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Nursing home residents are being placed at risk to save money on
June 11, 2012 Too few nursing home inspectors mean some homes may be waiting more than five years for their “annual” inspection says the Ontario Public Service Employees
Union. Individual complaints are taking between 30 days and a year to investigate. more...
May 11, 2012 Members of Local 262 at the Ontario March of Dimes Villa Verdi facility will hold an information picket on May 14. The
employer refuses to engage in any meaningful negotiations unless the employees agree to work for less. more...
April 27, 2012 Members of Local 262 at the Ontario March of Dimes Villa Verdi facility in Hamilton could face a possible strike or
lockout at 12:01 a.m. May 17. more...
December 22, 2011 Members of OPSEU Local 593 have ratified a new two-year agreement 3
with The Clarendon Foundation in downtown Toronto. 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. more...
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 The Long Term Care
sector 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. more...
March 31, 2011 Members of Local 454, Personal Choice
Independent Living (PCIL), have voted 100 per cent in favour of a new two-year
collective agreement in a ratification vote held March 30 more...
March 24, 2011 It’s Our Nature To Care - A newsletter for OPSEU Members working in Long Term Care, Spring 2011: The provincial government has
passed the long-awaited Long Term Care Homes Act. more...
January 28, 2011 The Central East Local Health
Integration Network (CE LHIN) has asked Salvation Army Liberty Housing and
Support to place their closure plans on hold. OPSEU approached the CE LHIN
and the Minister of Health’s office over last week’s unexpected layoff of the
facility’s 11 staff. The union had argued that there appeared to be no process
in place around the closure.
January 24, 2011 On Friday January 21, employees at
Liberty Housing Support Services (LHSS) were notified that the agency was
shutting its doors on March 31
December 10, 2010 OPSEU members at Lee Manor Home
for the Aged will be taking home a 3.5 per cent wage increase this holiday
Aug 3, 2010 OPSEU’s bargaining team at Meaford
Long Term Care is pleased to announce to the members of Local 289 that that
they now have their first collective agreement. Members gained a number of
June 29, 2010 News . Union protests handling of colleague’s dismissal.
June 22, 2010 News Release Members of OPSEU
Local 203 have been bargaining their first collective agreement since
January and have just filed for conciliation.
21, 2010 OPSEU delivers important message to MPPs: don’t use Bill 21 – an
Act to Regulate Retirement Homes – to turn retirement homes into nursing homes. more..
Health and safety survey in Long-Term Care
December 9, 2009 OPSEU is asking that the highest ranking LEC member in each bargaining unit and all worker members of the joint health and safety committee in each Long Term Care bargaining unit complete an
online survey. Your Long-Term Care Sector Executive is partnering with Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) to gather information about JHSCs in our sector.
Want more information?
Read this letter
from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and Long-Term Care Sector Executive Chair
Joan White, in which they discuss why this survey is so important and why
participation is key.
Our Struggle Continues
October 28, 2009 The struggle continues as we await
answers from consultations on the proposal for the new Long Term Care Homes Act,
It's Our Nature to Care
June 11, 2009 Sector 8 Long Term Care introduces their
new newsletter more...
OPSEU withdraws from nursing home committee
March 20, 2009 OPSEU has withdrawn from a provincial implementation committee intended to develop guidelines for staffing in long term care homes.
Sector executive to meet with each bargaining unit
November 6, 2008 Cadogan Chatline Newsletter
Ombudsman investigation overdue
July 16, 2008 An investigation by Ombudsman André Marin into the province’s monitoring of long term care is long overdue says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
Enforceable standards of care needed in Ontario
July 8, 2008 Four unions representing long-term care
workers called today, once again, for an enforceable minimum 3.5 hours of direct
Statistics tell the tale on long-term care staffing
May 8, 2008 The Ontario Health Coalition says that new government figures show
care levels are stagnant in Ontario’s long term care homes, despite repeated
promises by the McGuinty government to improve care and bring in minimum care
NUPGE: Long-term care must be a
February 6, 2008 There is a gaping hole in Canada’s health care system. The
universality of our health care system ends at the doors of nursing homes.
Brockville: Maple View Lodge workers endorse OPSEU
January 31, 2008 Brockville Recorder and Times
Workers at Maple View Lodge voted yesterday to be represented by OPSEU,
although the certification bid might head to the province's labour board before
it is decided.
Nursing home care review could derail key improvements: Coalition
September 10, 2007
government promised to guarantee adequate levels of care for
residents in nursing homes, but has announced a review that will
delay, if not permanently derail such standards.
April 27, 2007
Cadogan Chatline for
April, 2007 : New and improved
long-term care act; BPS conference;
chair’s report and goodbye; more.
29, 2007 Demonstrators call for staffing
standards at the Jan. 22 Kingston
hearings for Bill 140, Long Term Care
Photo: Ontario Health Coalition
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