By: CUPE | Press Release:
A hidden-camera video leaked to media and ensuing allegations of resident abuse at a Peterborough area long-term care home are “extremely disconcerting,” says the union representing front-line staff.
It appears that the hidden-camera video clips leaked today to Peterborough media were taken without the knowledge of the nursing home administration, residents’ families and front-line staff.
While she has not seen the video and is not aware of the specifics of the individual circumstances relating to the alleged incidences captured on the video, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, herself a former long-term care worker, said the union is “taking these allegations very seriously. We do not condone or tolerate any form of resident abuse or neglect. We are committed to continuing to work constructively with residents’ families and the provincial government to ensure care quality in homes improves. We are also mindful of our obligation to represent our members in the workplace.”
“We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice and we will not accept any form of right to work legislation.”
by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) | Feb. 6, 2013:
At its first national bargaining conference the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) promised to fight against attacks on workers from any level of government, including any attempts to bring in legislation attacking the collective political power of workers.
“Collective bargaining is the most critical function we perform for our membership. We stand ready to fight to defend our right to engage in collective bargaining, and will not back down from any government that seeks to remove our free collective bargaining rights,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist. “We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice and we will not accept any form of right to work legislation.”
By Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) | Jan. 30, 2013:
Tension and merger pains tied to amalgamating two area child welfare agencies will intensify next week unless labour turmoil is avoided this weekend, warn front line workers at Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville in Ontario.
Determined to strengthen programs while servicing a geographic area the size of Prince Edward Island, residential counsellors and child protection and administrative workers at the agency, are using the levers available to them in new contract talks to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Keeping caseloads manageable to ensure adequate time to effectively protect children and youth from neglect and abuse is a priority.