Important Bargaining Update – Note From President

As you are aware, C.U.P.E. Local 4000 and the Ottawa Hospital met on November 14, 2018 for Conciliation.

Despite the effort of the conciliation officer, The Ottawa Hospital refused, once again, to respond to the Unions proposals, while maintaining their demand for numerous concessions.

While the Union remains committed to freely negotiating a collective agreement, we had no choice but to request a “No Board Report”, which will start the process towards arbitration.

In the interim, please stay connected with your union representatives for any further updates or possible actions the Union will be promoting, with the goal of having the Employer return to the bargaining table with the same commitment as your union.

Lou Burri,
President

Time to Care

Come out to the Rally on February 13th

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Let’s take Action

Make a care standard for nursing home residents the law.

Since 1992, the complexity of care needs of Ontario’s long-term care residents – the majority of who are 85 years of age or older – has increased significantly.

73 per cent of residents have some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia and most need help with feeding, bathing, toileting and getting out of bed.

Yet Ontario funds long-term care at a lower level than just about any other Canadian province. The result of provincial underfunding is that there isn’t enough staff to provide residents with the care time residents need each day to live with dignity in Ontario nursing homes.

Learn More About the Campaign Here

Safety Star – Rick Thibodeau

We’d like to introduce to you the first ever recipient of the Ottawa Hospital Health & Safety award,  Mr. Rick Thibodeau. Our congratulations Rick!
Rick has been working at the Hospital for the last 42 years as an inventory controller and sets an example with his concern for Health and Safety in the workplace .

Rick’s message for his colleagues?

As workers we should always be aware of our surroundings and always report any suspicious situation. Take pride in our work, keep our heads up and we should never be afraid to ask questions of, or raise concerns with our employer and Union reps.

Let’s be like Rick! Let’s be safe!