The provincial government needs to take decisive action and fund the solutions that will alleviate the ongoing crisis of ambulance shortages in Essex County, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2974.
Today, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) called for the immediate addition of 120 full-time staff at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North (HSN) to deal with higher patient volumes from this fall and winter’s COVID-19 wave and the coming flu season.
Already hobbled by unprecedented hospital staff turnover rates and a rapid increase in emergency medical services call volumes, hospital staff and Sudbury paramedics are warning that the coming flu season and rising COVID-19 infections will put new stresses on Health Sciences North (HSN).
Yesterday, the Government of Alberta unveiled its new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulation. The regulations apply to packaging as well as to products such as newspapers. Literary books and textbooks are exempted from the regulation.
Although across the province, hospitals are dealing with staffing shortages, hospitals in Ontario’s north west – in Kenora, Fort Frances, Rainy River, and Emo – are among those most challenged to retain and attract skilled staff.
Ontario’s 55,000 frontline education workers have been exercising their democratic rights as union members by taking part in their strike vote that opened on Friday, September 23 and will close on Sunday, October 2.
Les 55 000 travailleurs et travailleuses de l’éducation de première ligne de l’Ontario ont exercé leurs droits démocratiques en tant que syndiqué(e)s en participant au vote de grève qui a commencé le vendredi 23 septembre et qui se terminera le dimanche 2 octobre.