Swindon council apologises for error-strewn Covid key worker tribute

Swindon borough council has been criticised for botching a tribute to key workers during the Covid pandemic with a plaque littered with mistakes. Images of the plaque have been widely shared on social media, showing random capitalisation, punctuation errors and spelling mistakes. It also crucially dates the pandemic as “March 2019” – a year before … Read more

Respiratory illness, dropped masks, worker shortage, factors in Ontario kids’ hospital waits | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 6, 2022 1:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Pediatric health-care providers say high rates of respiratory illness, dropped public health measures and worker shortages are some of the factors behind unusually long wait times being seen at children’s … Read more

Ottawa names new chief nursing officer amid Canada-wide health worker shortage – National | Globalnews.ca

The federal government has appointed a new national chief nursing officer, reinstating a position that aims to bring more perspectives from nurses to federal health-care policy discussions and decision-making. Leigh Chapman has been named to the position, a 20-year nursing veteran who has worked in leadership positions in critical care, home and community care, harm … Read more

Quebec rejects request to send army to northern region facing health worker shortage | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 10, 2022 2:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec’s Health Department says it has rejected a request from officials in the northern region of Nunavik that the Armed Forces be brought in to help ease a shortage of … Read more

Inside the History of Sex Worker Organizing in the U.S.

When dancers at the Star Garden strip club in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles first went on strike over three months ago, they weren’t planning to form a union. Initially, they say, they were just trying to call attention to what they maintain are pervasive safety issues in their workplace, and to get … Read more