Academic study finds Ontario health care staff worked under psychological distress in pandemic, feeling “sacrificed” and violated

Web banner. OCHU study - Sacrificed: major study of health care workers during the time of COVID. Image of a male and a female health care worker wearing scrubs and a face mask.

On November 24, 2020, a study entitled “Sacrificed: major study of health care workers during the time of COVID” was released by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions-Canadian Union of Public Employees (OCHU-CUPE). The study was published in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. The research was done in collaboration with … Read more…

Clear and timely direction needed by Nova Scotia’s school support staff in event of outbreaks

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Halifax – CUPE Nova Scotia members are calling on the Minister of Education and the regional centres of education/school boards to work with them to improve communications between workers and their employers, reducing stress and ensuring support staff are able to do their jobs effectively and safely in the event of a school outbreak. “CUPE … Read more…

Call to participate in the development of a National Anti-Racism Strategy for CUPE

Web banner: CUPE National Anti-Racism Strategy event

Please join us for a virtual session that is being hosted for Black, Indigenous, and racialized members in the Atlantic and Maritimes regions to participate in the development of a National Anti-Racism Strategy for CUPE. CUPE National’s Human Rights Branch and Union Education Branch are hosting these Zoom meetings in regions across the country. Download … Read more…