Since UHT changed the benefit carrier at St Joe’s and Providence to Sun Life, the provider for St Mike’s and SEIU, CUPE members have reported that UHT is trying to force CUPE members to take the inferior benefits plan agreed to between SEIU and UHT.
It has come to CUPE’s attention that SEIU representatives, in particular Richard Saladziak, has been providing misinformation to our members. Mr. Saladziak has inaccurately informed many members that CUPE does not have retiree benefits for those that retire early.
The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) determined that there will be one fulltime & part-time Service bargaining unit and one fulltime & part-time Clerical bargaining unit for the newly merged hospital.
Below are just some examples of the revolution through technological change taking place in hospitals across Ontario, which is eliminating the jobs of clerical employees.
Ontario healthcare workers are subject to a higher rate of workplace violence than policing or corrections.
Changes made to the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Programme in April concern CUPE because it more strongly encourages the hiring into full-time positions of nurses who have just graduated from community college.