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  1. Press conference to expose job threats at Trent University
    PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Trent University's new contract with the multinational corporation Compass Group Canada, threatens lay-offs, seniority rights and wage cuts for the campuses' already modestly paid food service workers, says Candace Rennick,  ...
    April 15, 2014
  2. Province must take action on growing gender income gap
    CUPE Ontario president to help take Equal Pay Day message to the street TORONTO, Ont. – A new report shows the wage gap between women and men has grown to 31.5 percent and that needs to change, says Fred Hahn, president of
    April 15, 2014
  3. Lambton County must show leadership and invest in future leaders: CUPE urges committee to reject proposal to close Coronation Park Day Nursery
    SARNIA, Ont. – Front line child care workers are urging Lambton County council's standing committee to reject senior management's proposal to close Coronation Park Day Nursery. The 38 early childhood educators (ECEs), cooks, maintenance and cler
    April 14, 2014
  4. Ontario government funding announcement for developmental services big on numbers, short on detail
    CUPE Ontario cautions that residential supports for 1400 won't eliminate current waitlist of 12,000; timeframe leaves many families years away from help TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontari
    April 11, 2014
  5. Are elementary classrooms becoming more violent? (CHEXTV)
    Click Here to see the full article at CHEXTV "There is a crisis in Ontario's elementary schools according to some teachers, unions and other educators. The province recently spent 10 million dollars to beef up external
    April 11, 2014
  6. Frail home care clients collateral victims of province's exploitation of personal support workers
    Toronto, ON – The recent public hints and statements by both the Premier and the health minister that their government may be poised to make changes intended to benefit care quality for clients and improve the working conditions of PSWs, are  ...
    April 9, 2014
  7. International Day of Pink
    On Wednesday, April 9, we are wearing pink in recognition of the International Day of Pink, a day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities. The D
    April 9, 2014
  8. Through community engagement, CUPE 79 helps make annual ball hockey tournament "the 'best-est' Saturday ever" for hundreds of city kids
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Union representing 20,000 City of Toronto ‘Inside' workers wants the ‘best-est' ball hockey tournament in Toronto to be the biggest. On the heels of this weekend's successful 2014 City Ball Hockey Tournament, Tim  ...
    April 7, 2014
  9. Developmental service workers demand government stand up for equal treatment by enforcing pay equity award
    Insufficient funding no excuse in light of leaked budget plans, workers say Following the leaked announcement of major new planned funding for developmental services in Ontario, workers in the sector are demanding that government enforce a pay equity  ...
    April 4, 2014
  10. Sault Ste. Marie MPP must act quickly, show he cares - Stop cuts, deliver increased funding for vulnerable FJ Davey Home residents
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON – At a Sault Ste. Marie media conference today, FJ Davey Home residents' families and care staff called on area MPP David Orazietti to intervene to stop cuts at the nursing home, they say will adversely affect resident care  ...
    April 2, 2014
  11. ‘Why fix something that is not broken?' Ask seniors, disabled and their families as they continue the plea to stop the switch of service providers at York homes
    NEWMARKET, Ont. – As seniors and the disabled brace themselves for a change in caregivers at York Region homes, starting April 1, residents and their families are questioning why the government is ‘fixing' something that is not broken, said  ...
    March 31, 2014
  12. Cuts to resident care at FJ Davey concern families, care staff holding media conference Wednesday, April 2 – 12 noon, Delta Waterfront
    Call on MPP Orazietti to act Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Significant cuts to residents' care at the FJ Davey Home is "extremely worrisome," say resident family members and front line nursing and personal care staff. They will be holdin
    March 31, 2014
  13. Earlier discharge for new Ottawa moms is linked to the closure of birthing in Renfrew, puts newborns potentially at risk
    Ottawa, ON – The announcement last week that Ottawa moms will be discharged within 24 hours of delivering a baby is directly linked to the closure of the birthing unit at Renfrew hospital and may compromise neonatal well-being, the Ontario Council
    March 28, 2014
  14. End of health accord between the provinces and federal government marked by community protests across Ontario on Monday, March 31
    Toronto, ON – Monday, March 31 2014, marks the end of the Health Accord − a ten-year agreement between the federal government, provinces and territories − that provided stable federal funding and set national standards for health care.
    March 28, 2014
  15. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing intervenes in Bonfield crisis
    TORONTO, Ont. – In one of her final acts as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Linda Jeffrey sent a letter to the Mayor of Bonfield stating that the "allegations being made by both CUPE and the ratepayers are serious," and asked that a  ...
    March 27, 2014
  16. CUPE Local 3908 reaches tentative agreement with Trent University
    PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Contract talks on Monday between Local 3908 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Trent University's administration have resulted in a tentative agreement for the university's contract faculty. The barga
    March 26, 2014
  17. Time to end "War on the Poor" protesters from across province tell Premier at Liberal convention
    TORONTO, ON – Hundreds of people from across the province marched on the Liberal convention in Toronto today, banging pots and calling on the Ontario government to stop its "War on the Poor." The march was organized by the Raise the Rates c
    March 24, 2014
  18. Marchers to Liberal Convention will demand end to "War on the Poor"
    TORONTO, ON – People from across the province will march on the Liberal Convention in Toronto this Saturday, calling on the Wynne government to "Stop the War on the Poor." Groups will participate from across Toronto, as well as from Sudbury,  ...
    March 21, 2014
  19. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the anniversary of the day in 1960 when 69 Black demonstrators were killed and 180 wounded in Sharpeville, South Africa, as they protested apartheid pass laws. These laws  ...
    March 21, 2014
  20. Ban private plasma clinics; Plasma clinic threatened with court order by Health Ministry, March 19
    Toronto Star Fri Mar 21 2014 Page: A16 Section: Editorial Plasma clinic threatened with court order by Health Ministry, March 19 Last summer, the province was forced to go to war with private physiotherapy clinics, noting that most of the docum
    March 21, 2014
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