Over 800 CUPE members from every region participated in our recent member survey.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on our members. More than four in ten respondents said they are doing worse than two years ago. When it comes to work, close to half are struggling a little and finding it hard to cope some days, and almost one in three are having a great deal of difficulty.
Short staffing is a major problem, with close to half reporting that it occurs almost daily. More than half reported that short staffing affects quality of care once a week or more often, and nearly half reported being asked to work overtime once a week or more, compared to only eight percent who did not get enough hours once a month or more.
“We want to thank everyone who took the time to participate. Your feedback is greatly appreciated - both on the issues you are facing, and how we can better address them as a union,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE Local 5430.
The questionnaire was designed by Public Square Research in partnership with Campaign Gears and CUPE Local 5430, with the aim of learning how to strengthen engagement with union members and learning about issues facing union members in the workplace during the pandemic.
The survey ran from January 11-24, 2022.