Concerns over AstraZeneca grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots – National

With 300,000 AstraZeneca doses set to expire April 2, will provinces use them up? - National

Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the Africa Union dropped plans to buy the shot, dealing further blows to the company’s hopes to deliver a vaccine for the world.The vaccine – developed with

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Nurses union says HCA should invest profits in COVID-19 safety, public health

Nurses union says HCA should invest profits in COVID-19 safety, public health

National Nurses United, a nurses’ union, has criticized hospital chain HCA Healthcare for its $3.75 billion in profits in 2020, claiming that the company instead should have invested that money into public health and COVID-19 safety during the pandemic. The

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Ottawa keeps diplomat union hanging in push to meet over ‘Havana syndrome’ risks – National

Ottawa keeps diplomat union hanging in push to meet over ‘Havana syndrome’ risks - National

The union representing Canadian diplomats says it still has not been able to get a meeting with Global Affairs Canada despite requests to discuss the troubling findings of a U.S. report on ‘Havana syndrome.’At the same time, the government

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Prime Healthcare settles with union workers, agrees to $458,000 in backpay

Prime Healthcare settles with union workers, agrees to $458,000 in backpay

Prime Healthcare has settled with the Service Employees International Union Local 121RN over allegations that it laid off workers engaged in organizing activity.The union filed charges to the National Labor Relations Board over alleged unfair labor practices after Prime last

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Ontario teen who died of coronavirus worked for cleaning service at Delaware, Ont., LTC home: union

Ontario teen who died of coronavirus worked for cleaning service at Delaware, Ont., LTC home: union

The teenager who died due to the coronavirus in London and Middlesex worked with a cleaning service at a long-term care home, Global News has learned.Unifor Local 302 said in a statement that 19-year-old Yassin Dabeh was working with

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Union leaders, advocates urge N.S. government to require minimum care hours in nursing homes

Union leaders, advocates urge N.S. government to require minimum care hours in nursing homes

Union leaders and advocates for Nova Scotia’s long-term care sector are urging the provincial government to implement minimum daily care hours for residents in their facilities.Research suggests a minimum of 4.1 hours of direct care is required to meet

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Federal inmates to start receiving coronavirus vaccinations this week, union says – National

Federal inmates to start receiving coronavirus vaccinations this week, union says - National

Inmates at federal prisons across Canada will begin receiving vaccinations against the novel coronavirus on Friday, the according to the national prison officers’ union.The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO) says the pilot project will see prisons receiving 1,200

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Some New Brunswick elder-care workers left out of pandemic wage top-up: union

Some New Brunswick elder-care workers left out of pandemic wage top-up: union

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 29, 2020 6:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ MONCTON, N.B. – The union

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Union actions, outcry reveal tension during pandemic

Federal unemployment benefit lapse will hurt healthcare workforce

COVID-19 brought tensions between healthcare workers and their employers to a boiling point this year. Strikes, picketing and organizing efforts cropped up as the pandemic wore on, as frontline workers used their collective power to put pressure on their administrations.

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CHI Franciscan, Virginia Mason one step closer to sealing union

CHI Franciscan, Virginia Mason one step closer to sealing union

CommonSpirit Health’s CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason Health System took a key step toward finalizing their planned merger this week.The health systems have signed a definitive agreement, a legal document the specifies how the transaction would be structured and how

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