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  • Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to protect services for students from Ford government’s cuts May 22, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – As the expected impacts of Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB’s) proposed 2019-20 operating budget become devastatingly clear, education workers are urging the school board’s trustees to take a stand against making cuts that will hurt the city’s children, families and communities. The cuts proposed by TDSB in the budget released last week […]
    Vinny Paul
  • New poll shows stronghold’s believe ford cuts are wrong May 22, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – As the expected impacts of Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB’s) proposed 2019-20 operating budget become devastatingly clear, education workers are urging the school board’s trustees to take a stand against making cuts that will hurt the city’s children, families and communities. The cuts proposed by TDSB in the budget released last week […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Meet the face of exploited low-waged labour: Peterborough VON home care staff May 22, 2019
    PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is one Peterborough’s oldest community care providers. “Unfortunately, corporate, VON Canada, who aren’t local, are also the epitome of an exploitative employer, already paying low wages and refusing to give a decent raise. These home care workers are the face of low-waged labour,” says Amanda Wells, […]
    Vinny Paul
  • New poll shows PC strongholds believe Ford is on the wrong track May 22, 2019
    TORONTO – According to a new poll released today, the vast majority of Ontario residents from every region of the province agree that the Ford Conservatives are on the wrong track. The results show that when asked if the Ford Conservatives are on the right track, 73% of Northern Ontarians said no, as did 74% […]
    Liam Bedard
  • In the face of dire funding cuts, Ontario paramedics ask: “Will there be an ambulance available when you need one?” May 17, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – In the week since the Ford government announced it is freezing land ambulance grants at 2017-2018 levels, municipalities have been scrambling to sort out the full impact of what could be a cut of $40-50 million province-wide. Ontario paramedics, the bulk of whom are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees […]
    Vinny Paul
  • In PC-held Kenora-Rainy River, 75% don’t support Ford government health system overhaul May 6, 2019
    KENORA, ON – Kenora-Rainy River residents polled say they don’t support the massive changes the PCs are planning to make to the province’s health system. More than 300 Kenora area residents who responded to the local poll were asked whether they supported different aspects of the PC restructuring of hospitals, long-term care and home and […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Yes, there’s opposition in Kenora to the PC health system overhaul: Poll released Monday shows May 6, 2019
    KENORA, ON – Polling that surveys Kenora residents about the massive changes the Doug Ford Progressive Conservative government is planning to make to the province’s health system is being released on Monday, May 6 at 12:00 noon at the Kenora area office of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) office at 308 Second St. […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Doug Ford’s fixation on Toronto politics will result in transit bedlam for the city May 3, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario government’s Getting Ontario Moving Act, which gives the province ownership over future transit expansion in Toronto, is an irresponsible move that won’t deliver the transit system that Toronto needs, according to the president of Local 2 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents over 650 signals, electrical […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Goal is to preserve and enhance services for students, say education workers heading into bargaining May 3, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – As school boards across Ontario suffer deep and destructive cuts at the hands of the provincial government, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 55,000 education workers, is heading to the bargaining table. But as they give notice to bargain, they will also be giving notice to their counterparts in negotiations: […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Dozens of St. Mike’s hospital clerical staff laid off with 2 weeks’ notice; CUPE asks Premier Ford for an explanation and a solution May 2, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – Dozens of clerical staff at St. Mike’s, St. Joseph’s and Providence – Toronto’s most recent hospitals to undergo restructuring – have been laid off, many with two weeks’ notice, in contradiction to Premier Ford’s election promise that no one in the public sector would lose their jobs. The Canadian Union of Public […]
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