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  • Lockout averted for Grey County roads workers November 6, 2018
    GREY COUNTY, ON – A potential lockout of roads workers in Grey County has been averted, following a day of mediation between Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1530 and the County. A tentative settlement was reached on Monday, November 5th. No details will be released until Local 1530’s membership has had the opportunity […]
    Vinny Paul
  • Lockout looms for Grey County roads workers November 1, 2018
    GREY COUNTY, ON – Roads workers in Grey County have taken to the airwaves to warn residents that road safety may be at risk if the County chooses to lock them out on November 8th. In a new radio ad airing through the County beginning today, CUPE Local 1530 lets residents know that they are […]
    Vinny Paul
  • With Sudbury hospital at 110 per cent capacity, staff build anti-cuts momentum with rally and community forum October 30, 2018
    SUDBURY, ON – Committed to stemming a cycle of provincial hospital underfunding they believe risks patient care, frontline staff at Health Sciences North (HSN) are building community opposition to the most recent round of staff and patient cuts at the hospital. Their efforts to form an anti-cuts movement in Sudbury are intensifying with a second […]
    Liam Bedard
  • CUPE Ontario stands with Canada’s Postal Workers October 25, 2018
    CUPE Ontario’s 260,000 members stand strongly in solidarity with the Canada’s Postal Workers, who are on strike because their employer refuses to deal with crushing workloads, forced overtime and a massive spike in workplace injuries. One in 12 workers experienced a disabling workplace injury last year. Over the past two years their number of disabling […]
  • Premier Ford betrays Ontario’s working people and their families October 23, 2018
    TORONTO, ON (October 23, 2018) – Reducing wages and gutting protections for our provinces lowest paid workers proves Premier Ford is only interested in helping his corporate friends and has no problem hurting working people and their families to do it, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hahn’s comments come following today’s announcement that Ford […]
  • Far from ending hallway medicine, Windsor / Essex stands to lose 81 more hospital beds, more than 390 staff under Ford programs October 18, 2018
    Keep me updated on health care cuts across Ontario! WINDSOR, ON – Hallway medicine, hospital overcrowding and bed crisis will deepen at Windsor’s hospitals under Premier Doug Ford’s public service “efficiency” program, proposed tax cuts and his promise to scrap the cap and trade program that generates billions of dollars in revenue, the Ontario Council […]
  • “Library workers make libraries great”: Markham and New Tecumseth library workers celebrate Library Week October 18, 2018
    MARKHAM, ON – Public library workers in Markham and New Tecumseth, members of Local 905 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and their supporters, are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with the message that great libraries depend on great workers. “We’re very proud of the relationship we have developed with our patrons in […]
  • CUPE Ontario joins early childhood educators and child care workers in calling on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children” October 16, 2018
      Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system […]
    Deva Nadesan
  • Join CUPE library workers across Ontario for a celebration of Library Week at a branch near you October 12, 2018
    TORONTO, ON – Across Ontario, library workers are extending an invitation to the public to join them this coming week for a celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.   Library workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold celebrations in communities across Ontario, highlighting the important role libraries play in enhancing […]
    Liam Bedard
  • World Mental Health Day October 10, 2018
      Today is World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10 each year to encourage mental health awareness, education, and advocacy against social stigma. Today is an opportunity to thank CUPE members working on the front lines as social service workers delivering mental health recovery and wellness programs that benefit thousands of Ontarians. It is […]
    Liam Bedard