OPSEU Diablogue: Video: The millionaire CEO vs. the $12.88/hour home support worker

Striking home care workers from Renfrew County were told yesterday by hired security guards that there was no one at Extendicare’s Markham headquarters to meet with them — not even their millionaire CEO. It appears the executives fled in the face … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: ParaMed Strike: Are Canadian workers paying the price for Extendicare’s U.S. losses?

As privatization creeps further into Canada’s health system it’s fair to ask whether decisions are being made based on private profit or health care needs? As contract health providers become multinational, the interests of Canadian patients may also take a … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Strike pits corporate behemoth against $12.88 an hour home support workers

Renfrew County doesn’t usually generate a lot of headlines. In a very conservative part of the province the plight of a 140 striking home care workers is generating some sympathy as they take on a corporate behemoth. It’s a David … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Another home care strike looms as $1.1 million CEO offers workers less than inflation

This is starting to look like a pattern: another home care employer, another offer that has angered workers and led to another strike vote. This time it’s both nursing and personal support workers in Renfrew County who are employees of … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Summer election may be fought over sneaky clause in budget bill

Dalton McGuinty is threatening to pull the plug on his own government after the opposition parties amended his budget bill yesterday in the legislature’s finance committee. Like the Harper government budget bill, the McGuinty government inserted a large number of … Continue reading →