Toronto Star: Violence is driving female hospital workers to quit, union says

“An ‘exodus’ of staff from hospitals will worsen unless the Ontario government tackles a growing problem of violence and attacks against their mostly female workers, the Canadian Union of Public Employees says.

‘The pandemic has brought about a further erosion in our working conditions,’ Sharon Richer of CUPE told a news conference Tuesday, citing concerns from a survey of members that found increasing incidences of physical attacks and racially-based harassment as patients and their families lash out over frustration with care levels.”

Article: Violence is driving female hospital workers to quit, union says
Author: Rob Ferguson
Date: July 5, 2022