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OPSEU Diablogue: OMA Deal: Surprise! Bargaining works

It’s a sign of our times when a simple labour agreement can be framed as a political triumph. The latest is news the Ontario Medical Association reached a deal with the provincial government this week on behalf of 25,000 doctors. … Continue rea… . . . → Read More: OPSEU Diablogue: OMA Deal: Surprise! Bargaining works

OPSEU Diablogue: Picket outside Oshawa Health Centre clinic brings partial answers

Picketing OPSEU members got a partial result for their efforts outside the Oshawa Health Centre on August 27. Medical office assistants at the Oshawa Health Centre were calling for the medical clinic’s owner to reveal his plans for the future … Continue reading →

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Are OHIP Fees to High? – Part 1

Ontario’s recent decisions to cut fees for doctors’ services and move more services from hospitals to community facilities, called independent health facilities (IHF), raise numerous questions about doctors incomes, fee-for-service payment and for-profit clinics.

The Ontario government is arguing that they need to cut many fees because technology has changed making it less costly for . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: Are OHIP Fees to High? – Part 1

OPSEU Diablogue: Docs take McGuinty to court – case likely to decide whether government can unilaterally impose fee schedules and wage freezes

Ontario’s doctors are fighting back after the government unilaterally cut $340 million in fees last month. The Ontario Medical Association is applying to the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice for a review of the government’s negotiations tactics and the imposition … Continue reading →