International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2015

At the very heart of the labour movement and, definitely, at the heart of CUPE Ontario, are the concepts of access and empowerment. Every member must have access to the political structures within their workplaces, their union, and their governments. As a union, we work to open doors for working people and to provide the…

CUPE Ontario Membership makes historic change for equality at Solidarity against Austerity Convention

TORONTO, ON – Members of Ontario’s largest union took a historic step last week, changing their union’s constitution to ensure broader diversity on its executive board, which will enhance the union’s work against the austerity agenda. Delegates to the 52nd annual convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) voted overwhelmingly to expand the…

Province abandoning Ontarians with disabilities

TORONTO, ON – The provincial government’s announcement they will conduct fewer compliance audits under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a betrayal of Ontarians with disabilities, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.   “AODA passed unanimously in 2005, and the government set out a 20-year timeline…