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  • Toronto Catholic District School Board workers join CUPE June 18, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – Supply and contract employees who perform Library Technician duties in the Toronto Catholic District School Board voted this week to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “For too long, casual and supply Library Technicians have had no one to help them raise grievances or advance their rights in the workplace. […]
    Megan Harris
  • Supportive housing for women fleeing domestic violence at capacity in North Bay; workers issue a call to action to expand programs to meet need for services June 18, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=Toronto, ON—As instances of domestic and intimate partner violence continue to spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of emergency frontline workers at North Bay’s Nipissing Transition House issue a call for expanded programs and enhanced workplace protections to better support women and their children. “We simply don’t have the resources or space we need […]
    Megan Harris
  • Private sector not a magic bullet solution to indoor turf facility costs, union warns June 15, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=THUNDER BAY, ON – Public-private partnerships (P3) are not the magic bullet solution for building an indoor turf facility, Thunder Bay’s municipal union warns, after city council voted in favour of launching an expression of interest (EOI) process to solicit new proposals for how to finance the long delayed project. By rejecting the $39 million […]
    Megan Harris
  • “The Ford Conservatives will not trample on our rights without consequences”: CUPE Ontario condemns ramming through of legislation limiting political debate June 14, 2021
    TORONTO, ON – The Ford Conservatives have shown Ontarians who they are by ramming through legislation silencing public debate, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The Conservatives threw us into avoidable waves of COVID 19 because they refused to listen to the experts, to our communities, and to our needs,” said Fred […]
    Phillip Morgan
  • “Don’t cut our wages”, female dominated hospital workforce tell Ontario Premier as contract talks for 70,000 of them begin next week June 14, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=With commitment, skill and much personal sacrifice Ontario’s hospital workers have delivered for patients, province-wide throughout a crushing and long COVID 19 pandemic. Now 70,000 registered practical nurses, personal support workers, ward clerks, cleaners and other front-line hospital staff who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Ontario Council of Hospital Unions […]
  • Commitment to safety and principles not up for negotiation, say CSA Group’s engineers June 14, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=The integrity of an iconic national safety brand and the confidence of Canadian consumers are both at risk from the punitive line that standards organization CSA Group has taken towards its 75 safety and compliance engineers. The engineers, also known as certifiers, are engaged in protracted contract negotiations with CSA Group. After months spent trying […]
  • Celebrating Pride: From Our Struggles to Our Successes June 11, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=In this special Pride month webinar that took place on June 9 at 6:30pm, panelists discuss the history of pride, the meaning of the Pink Triangle symbol, and the work of the CUPE Ontario Pink Triangle Committee. Guests: – Fred Hahn, a former Pink Triangle Committee member and the first out gay President of CUPE […]
    Megan Harris
  • Submission to the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly relating to Bill 254, Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021 June 10, 2021
    Submission to the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly relating to Bill 254, Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021 The post Submission to the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly relating to Bill 254, Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021 appeared first on CUPE Ontario.
    Megan Harris
  • “A victory for freedom of expression and association”: CUPE Ontario applauds judge’s decision that Ford’s election advertising Bill is unconstitutional June 8, 2021
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – An Ontario Superior Court judge ruled today that the Ford Conservative’s expansion of the Election Finances Act to limit political advertising by unions, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens is unconstitutional. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario welcomed the ruling, calling it an important victory for freedom of expression and association […]
    Megan Harris
  • CUPE Ontario’s message following the act of Islamophobia in London, Ontario June 7, 2021
    Yesterday, a motorist struck a family of five in London, Ontario, killing four. This would be tragedy enough, but, today, we learned that this was an intentional act motivated by Islamophobia. In this moment of mourning, our deepest sympathies are with the extended family and the community. There are simply no words to express the […]
    Liam Bedard