Two OPSEU advocates from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences received recognition last night in Port Hope for their health and safety work. Norma Gunn received a standing ovation when she accepted the Ontario Federation of Labour’s 2012 Occupational Disability Advocacy Recognition award for her work around post traumatic stress disorder. Gunn recently told her story in an Operation Maple video posted in October. The video was shown as part of the awards dinner. Local 331 Chief Steward (and Local President-elect) Patti Lang accepted the Workers Health and Safety Centre Award on behalf of Yvonne Lewis, who was unable to make the event at the last moment due to pressing family concerns. Lewis has been tireless in her fight to reduce incidents of workplace violence at Ontario Shores. Presently the Ministry of Labour is conducting a major investigation at the Whitby-based hospital.
- Grassroots activism is the key to worker health and safety
- The TPP will hurt health care
- Confronting the problem of violence against health workers
- All health care workers matter
- CBS CEO backpedals on paying Canadians for their plasma
- An ounce of prevention: Fighting poverty improves health
- Bloodwatch.org calls out minister over for-profit paid-donor plasma clinics
- Our hospitals are bleeding
- The real trouble with home care
- Why are we risking Canada’s blood supply – again?
- “Care as a relationship” is key to good long-term care: research
- OPSEU fights back against Wynne’s hospital cuts
- Home care: the debate the government wants to avoid
- Where’s Linda Knight now?
- ONA Strike: Home Care critical to Ontario’s health care strategy – just tell that to the CCACs