CUPE Ontario demands government action on racism and Islamophobia

We have been deeply shaken by the Islamophobic events taking place across North America this past week, from the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” to the devastating attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. We are appalled by the Trump administration’s decision to close the American border to refugees. We must not be silent. We must…

Statement on the shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec

We mourn those injured and killed in last night’s shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. CUPE Ontario stands in love and solidarity with Muslim communities everywhere, and with our CUPE brothers and sisters affected by anti-Muslim violence.   CUPE Ontario strongly condemns the attack in Québec and other recent manifestations of Islamophobia in…

CUPE Ontario Statement on Anti-BDS Motion

  Click here to download the statement CUPE Ontario is strongly opposed to the Private Member’s Notice of Motion Number 36, introduced by Ontario PC MPP Gila Martow. As a labour organization representing more than 260,000 workers in this province, we are asking Ontario MPPs to vote “NO” on this motion on Thursday December 1…

Iran, Violation of Workers’ Rights

CUPE Ontario’s resolution in solidarity with workers in Iran and against war threats Delegates at the 49th Annual CUPE Ontario Convention, May 23-26, 2012 adopted resolution 21 in solidarity with workers in Iran and against economic sanctions and threats of war. This is an important resolution that will help strengthen worker-to-worker solidarity between the Canadian…

Picture of attendees of the International Solidarity forum at Convention 2014

International Solidarity Forum

Last night’ s international solidarity forum focused on the “Chevron’s Dirty Hands Campaign,” drawing parallels between oil operations in the Amazon and in North America, with an emphasis on the Alberta Tar Sands. Between 1964 and 1990, U.S. oil giant Texaco (now Chevron) dumping some 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in the Amazon in…