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  • Facing Violence and Assault in Health Care January 18, 2018
    Health care workers across the province regularly face situations that put their personal health and safety at risk. That's according to a recent study, "Assaulted and Unheard: Violence Against Healthcare Staff." It was co-authored by Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith, two occupational and environmental health researchers who join The Agenda to discuss why they were […]
  • Ontario government must step in to protect hospital staff and the public in Carillion bankruptcy January 16, 2018
    TORONTO, ON – The provincial government is being urged to “seize the moment” and protect patients and hospital staff by ending privatization of contracted out hospital services following the complete collapse of private contractor Carillion. The united call comes from Unifor and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE), which represent hundreds of staff at […]
  • The fight of Martin Luther King Jr. – as important today as it was when he died January 12, 2018
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and work of one of the most well-known leaders of the civil rights movement in the United States, whose work has resonance and importance around the world. This year on January 15, CUPE Ontario commemorates the timeless social justice values we gained from King’s example, including compassion […]
  • CUPE Ontario mourns heart-breaking losses January 9, 2018
    The CUPE family has faced some tragic losses over the past few weeks. Five of our members have died in tragic accidents that took them from us far, far too soon. All of CUPE Ontario mourns the heart-breaking loss of: James Baragar, a 39-year-old helicopter pilot from Orillia and member of CUPE 1000 Janelle MacPherson, […]
  • CUPE 5167’s statement on Dundas Tim Hortons rolling back workers’ benefits and paid-breaks January 9, 2018
    Hamilton, Ont. – CUPE 5167, representing workers in the Hamilton region, is issuing the following statement in response to reports of a local Tim Hortons franchise in Dundas rolling back worker’s benefits and paid breaks, following the introduction of the province’s new minimum wage laws. “As one of Hamilton’s largest unions, representing 4,300 workers in […]
  • CUPE Ontario is shocked and appalled that OMERS pension plan is investing in tax havens December 20, 2017
    TORONTO, ON – The revelation that the public sector pension plan, OMERS has been using tax havens to avoid their tax obligation has come as a shock to CUPE Ontario that represents the largest group of the pension plans membership. Tax avoidance is no way to fund a pension plan, says Fred Hahn, the union’s […]
  • CUPE members at Fairmont Homes and Marine Services to rally before Frontenac County Council meeting Wednesday morning December 19, 2017
    KINGSTON, ON – Members of CUPE Locals 109 (Marine Services) and 2290 (Fairmont Homes) will rally outside Frontenac County Council meeting on Wednesday morning. Members of both locals have been in bargaining with the County for some time, and they are gathering before the Council meeting to chat with councillors and members of the public […]
  • St. Michael’s urged to live up to its Catholic values, stop treating clerical staff badly; Tuesday afternoon rally planned December 19, 2017
    TORONTO, ON – Publicly, St. Michael’s Hospital (St. Mike’s) says it values and respects its staff. But inside the hospital, that’s not what’s happening. Long-time staff are being fired without cause or being offered employment at another area of the hospital. A 20-year chaplain and four clerical staff were recently terminated. There is pressure on […]
  • Thank you, Cheri Di Novo, for your commitment to equality and social justice, and your tireless representation of all working people. December 14, 2017
      December 14, 2017, marks Parkdale High Park NDP MPP Cheri Di Novo’s last day in the Ontario Legislature. The activist MPP is set to resign her seat and return to her first calling as a United Church Minister.  Cheri has been a good friend to CUPE Ontario members and leaves gigantic shoes to fill. […]
  • Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017, Committee Election Results December 14, 2017
    The following delegates from the Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017 were elected to the respective committees for a two year term: Dawn Bellerose, Local 1880 Larry Giffin, Local 3798 Miaco Kuzyk-Hildebrand, Local 4207 Yetti Atilola, Local 1750 Joy Davis, Local 4400 Michael Gordon, Local 1483 Rebecca Jegeshar, Local 79 Janet Millington, Local 3739 […]
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