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  • CUPE Ontario Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attack March 15, 2019
    CUPE Ontario members join the international community in mourning the loss of 49 worshippers in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and denouncing this violent act of hate and Islamophobia. Today, we are reminded of the murder of six Muslim men while also in prayer at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Jan […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Government’s changes to education include $309 million in hidden cuts that will “inflict damage” on students March 15, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – Major cuts to funding for staff who support students in school are buried in today’s much-ballyhooed announcement on changes to education, said the union that represents 55,000 education workers in the province. Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shared their findings of $309 million in cuts after their analysis […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Layoffs at Brant Family and Children’s Services part of an impending provincial crisis in child welfare March 15, 2019
    BRANTFORD, ON – Children and families in Brant County will suffer as a result of chronic underfunding according to the union representing workers at Brant Family and Children’s Services. . The agency has announced that it will be laying off upwards of thirty workers and managers, citing a budget shortfall of $2.9 million. The layoffs […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Candace Rennick’s Remarks at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women March 14, 2019
    The parent story of childcare in Canada is well known. Licensed childcare spots for kids are impossible to find, and ridiculously expensive. But our union represents thousands of workers who experience the childcare crisis from the inside. They are the early childhood educators, the cooks, the cleaners, the administrators. And their story is one of […]
    Liam Bedard
  • West Park Healthcare Centre workers join CUPE March 13, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – Behavioural Support Workers and Behavioural Therapists in the Acquired Brain Injury Behavioural Services Department (ABIBS) at West Park Healthcare Centre have joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) after a certification vote held Monday, March 11, 2019. Organizer Deb Oldfield was happy to welcome the group into CUPE. "These workers decided […]
    Vinny Paul
  • CUPE Ontario Calls on MPPs of all Parties to Pass Bill 76 March 12, 2019
    TORONTO, ON – CUPE Ontario and the CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council call on MPPs to pass Bill 76, which would ensure that Ontario’s laws comply with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Bill 76 was introduced by Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoong and the NDP Critic for Indigenous Relations and […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Tentative settlement reached between CUPE and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health March 12, 2019
    BELLEVILLE, ON – The union representing workers at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3314 has reached a tentative settlement in negotiations with the health unit. CUPE Local 3314 represents approximately 62 workers, including public health inspectors, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, health promoters, programme assistants, family home visitors, […]
    Vinny Paul
  • International Women’s Day 2019 March 8, 2019
    On International Women’s Day, CUPE Ontario celebrates the achievements of women, including women in our union, and recommits to taking on the fight for gender equity. Women face political, social, and economic struggles that lead to their continued marginalization. It is by taking on these fights that we build the resistance required to achieve a […]
    Liam Bedard
  • Joint Statement from Educational Workers’ Unions in Ontario: Supporting Students with Autism March 7, 2019
    As parents, educators, front-line workers, education stakeholders’ and as concerned residents in Ontario, we strongly urge the government to rethink its rash decision-making on the Ontario Autism Program and put the needs of children with autism first. The Ford government’s reckless changes to the way it supports children with autism – in particular, its cuts […]
    Liam Bedard