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  • Ontario health care workers need protections now, Premier must use emergency powers to order mass production of masks April 7, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Premier today told health care staff fighting COVID-19 that following next week, they will be left exposed, without the personal protections needed to keep them from getting infected. Michael Hurley president of the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is urging the Premier to use the government’s […]
    Jessica Gale
  • “Keep municipal staff working”: CUPE Ontario calls on the province to defend services and workers April 7, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U= (TORONTO, ON) CUPE Ontario, the province’s largest union, is calling on the provincial government to fund municipalities during the pandemic in order to keep staff working and on the payroll.   “Municipal services matter, now more than ever - and many municipal governments are doing the right thing by keeping workers on staff,” said Fred […]
    Liam Bedard
  • Windsor municipal workers reach agreement with City April 6, 2020
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    Jessica Gale
  • COVID-19 Spreading in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Homes: Updated List & Call for Ford Government to Take More Concrete Action April 3, 2020
    The post COVID-19 Spreading in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Homes: Updated List & Call for Ford Government to Take More Concrete Action appeared first on CUPE Ontario.
    Jessica Gale
  • Ontario’s University workers and students need more than ‘window dressing’ from Ford Government to get through COVID-19 crisis April 3, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and students at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions need more than ‘window dressing’ currently on offer from the Provincial Government, the Chair of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) warned today. “Ontario’s Universities are by no means immune from […]
    Jessica Gale
  • “We haven’t been treated the same”: CUPE airline workers call for immediate financial support and access to benefits April 2, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=(TORONTO, ON) Yesterday, on April 1, flight attendants and flight directors, members of the Toronto Base of Air Transat, CUPE Local 4047, made their final repatriation flights, bringing Canadians back to the country due to the pandemic. The 740 members in Toronto, who are being laid off on April 5, are currently voting on a […]
    Jessica Gale
  • “We are exposed” CUPE health care members protest as government inaction starves hospitals and long-term care homes of N-95 masks April 2, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – A new Ontario government policy that gives access to full COVID-19 protection – including N95 masks - to some health care workers while excluding others is “cruel and unfair”, say hospital and long-term care (LTC) workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). A one-day province-wide workplace action is planned […]
    Jessica Gale
  • E-learning must be accessible to all Ontarians: CUPE Ontario April 1, 2020
    (TORONTO, ON) With the Ontario government announcing an extension of closures for schools and child care centres due to the pandemic, education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario are raising concerns about access to e-learning. “We know that in the short-term, school closures make e-learning a reality,” said Laura Walton, […]
    Liam Bedard
  • Health minister misinformed: 87 per cent of Ontario health care staff polled say not enough PPE on hand to keep them safe March 30, 2020
    JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – On Saturday, after Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliot announced that personal protective equipment (PPE) it was readily available, 87 per cent of health care staff polled by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reported that they do not have access to the PPE they need to deal with COVID-19 patients. […]
    Jessica Gale
  • “Just because we work half the hours, does not mean we are half the worth!”: Laid off Whitby city workers hold creative action to call for equity and wages March 27, 2020
    On Friday, March 13, the Town of Whitby laid off 210 part-time staff, members of CUPE Local 53. Unlike neighbouring municipalities, like Pickering, Clarington, Uxbridge, and Ajax, where city workers were paid for between two and three weeks when layoffs were still considered temporary, Whitby’s part-time workers were left with no compensation. “If the town provided the three-weeks worth of wages, it would give us the opportunity to […]
    Liam Bedard