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OPSEU is releasing the following statement after new developments related to the April 2, 2020 news release ‘OPSEU calls Ottawa Hospital shameful for taking away sick leave.’

Toronto – The Ottawa Hospital has reconsidered its handling of sick leave, and after discussions with the president of OPSEU’s Ottawa local, has decided it will not be moving forward with its previous decision to refer staff to the Employment Insurance (EI) Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program. OPSEU applauds the hospital, an industry leader,……

Security service feels safer with OPSEU

Ottawa –The 57 protection agents who provide security services for the General, Riverside, and Civic campuses of The Ottawa Hospital have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). The chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Support Division said the workers decided unionizing was the most effective means of bringing some stability……

We the North

(Ottawa, ON) – The union representing health care professionals is warning that draconian funding cuts to Ottawa and area hospital services are resulting in health care privatization and poorer quality of care. Because of real-dollar hospital funding cuts by the provincial government, Ottawa has suffered major cuts to seniors’ and palliative care, children’s services, and……