Respiratory Therapists and Pulmonary Technologists at the Firestone Institute for respiratory health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have voted unanimously to join OPSEU. “We couldn’t be happier that these frontline health professionals have decided to join us,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “The Ford government has its sights set on our public health care……
St. Joseph's Health Care - Hamilton
It sounded like a good thing. Last month’s Ontario Budget included a $160 million increase for hospital budgets for 2016. It was the first increase in five years. Unfortunately, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to what hospitals need. Read more in Diablogue.
St Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton is facing "extreme cost restraint," CBC news reports. "The fat has been trimmed, and now we're picking scraps off the bone," says OPSEU Local 206 President Betty Palmieri. Related: OPSEU in the News