CUPE launches Fix Long Term Care campaign

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Today, CUPE launches a national campaign to Fix Long Term Care. Canada’s long-term care system is in crisis. Our parents and loved ones living in care homes are not getting the care they deserve. It’s time to fix long-term care now! Underfunding, understaffing and a focus on profit instead of care have been wearing down the system for decades – …

New College seats for LPNs and PCAs in Newfoundland and Labrador promise an end to mandated overtime

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Licensed Practical Nurses and Personal Care Attendants in Newfoundland and Labrador got some good news last week when Government announced it will be expanding training programs at College of the North Atlantic campuses this September. CUPE has been calling for an improved recruitment strategy to alleviate the extreme workloads that LPNs and PCAs have been carrying at the Bay St. …