Events & Conferences
Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) workers CUPE 2073 have been without a contract for 4 years. After being presented with multiple options for negotiating a settlement that would address their stated concerns, the CHS rejected all offers for settlement, leaving the union with no choice but to commence strike action on March 6.
Want to get on the bus and support the striking local at a nearby picket line? There are buses leaving from Ceasar’s Windsor Hotel (377 Riverside Drive East) at 11:30AM. The buses return to the hotel at 1:15PM.
Pizza lunch will be provided.
Join CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn at the Keep Our Power March – April 8 March to Queen’s Park
Assemble at Hydro One Headquarters (483 Bay Street) at 11:00 am
Assemble 11:00 – 1:00 pm
March from Hydro One Headquarters to Queen’s Park 1:00 pm
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At a 30% pay gap, a woman will have to work 3 1/2 months into the new year to earn what men do by December 31 of the previous year. Put another way, it will take Ontarian women 15 1/2 months to earn what Ontarian men do in 12–and women who are racialized, disabled, Indigenous, migrant and immigrant, or sexual minorities or gender variant will have to work into May and June.
This is why Equal Pay Day is in April.
Equal Pay Day Toronto
Join CUPE Ontario and the Equal Pay Coalition’s EQUAL PAY DAY ACTION on Tuesday, April 11 at noon at the corner of College and University in Toronto.
Other Equal Pay Day 2017 events and actions
On the street
- Women, come on your lunch break!
- Wear red, because discriminatory pay gaps keep women “in the red”.
- Demand the Ontario government take steps to close the gender pay gap!
On social media
- Follow the Equal Pay Coalition on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
- Share the Equal Pay Coalition’s messages, and create your own
- Distribute images and video from the Equal Pay Coalition’s Action Kit
In the workplace or at school
- Show the Equal Pay Coalition’s videos to start a discussion
- Download, print, and distribute the 12 steps to close the gender pay gap by 2025
- Contact the Equal Pay Coalition for pin or stickers to distribute and wear
- Wear red as a symbol that women are “in the red” in terms of pay
- With enough notice, the Equal Pay Coalition may be able to help you deliver a workshop or presentation
- Contact your local or national media and let them know this is a key issue
- Mobilize your MPPs
- Run an event like a rally or demonstration
- Plan a flash mob
Welcome to CUPE Ontario
CUPE is Ontario’s community union. Our members provide the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day.
CUPE Ontario provides a strong political voice for more than 258,000 members across the province. Our members are proud to provide front-line services that support the communities in which we live and work.
Our members work in six main areas: social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.
Member locals choose to affiliate with CUPE Ontario because, together, we advocate for equality, strong public services, healthy communities, and a better Ontario for everyone.