Day of Mourning

If there is ever a time that the need for strong unions is clear, it is when we pause to mourn workers killed or injured on the job. The past year saw several high-profile workplace deaths caused by lack of attention to workplace health and safety, and often caused by employers pushing workers in precarious…

2015 CUPE Ontario Injured Worker Award

Robert Gauthier, winner of CUPE Ontario’s Injured Worker Advocate Award, is VP of CUPE Local 4000 and chairs the local’s WSIB/Return-to-Work committee. According to his executive, he is a formidable force on behalf of injured workers. “He knows his stuff extremely well, he works incredibly hard and he always manages to get the best terms…

Day of Mourning 2015

It has been just two months since Alain Bissonnette, a member of CUPE Local 503, lost his life in a tragic workplace accident. A heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician in the Ottawa public works department, Brother Alain died on the job at an Ottawa long-term care facility. On April 28, the Day of Mourning…

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn speaking at Day of Mourning in Thunder Bay

        THUNDER BAY, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will be the keynote speaker at a special event in Thunder Bay tomorrow commemorating the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.   Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who…

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn speaking at Day of Mourning in Newmarket

  NEWMARKET, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will be a guest speaker at a special event in Newmarket tomorrow commemorating the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.   Hahn and CUPE Local 905 President Fred Watt will unveil a plaque and…

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WSIB changes harming, not helping injured workers

TORONTO, Ont. – Changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) are forcing more workers into poverty because of changes to the claims process that are denying benefits to workers injured on the job through no fault of their own, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, the…