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  1. School funding continues to leave students behind
    TORONTO, ON – Public school funding announced today by the Ministry of Education will leave students behind and speed up the closure of schools across Ontario, says Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.  ...
    March 27, 2015
  2. Strike ends at University of Toronto as CUPE 3902-1 votes to go to arbitration
    TORONTO, ON – The strike at the University of Toronto is over. By a margin of 942 to 318, members of Unit 1, Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902-1) have voted to send all outstanding issues to binding arbitration. That  ...
    March 27, 2015
  3. School funding continues to leave students behind
    TORONTO, ON – Public school funding announced today by the Ministry of Education will leave students behind and speed up the closure of schools across Ontario, says Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.  ...
    March 26, 2015
  4. Balloting throughout weekend as striking University of Toronto education workers vote to send tentative agreement to full ratification vote
    TORONTO, Ont. – At a special membership meeting this afternoon, striking education workers from the University of Toronto, members of Unit 1, Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902-1) voted 789 to 7
    March 24, 2015
  5. Stephen Lewis Cancels U of T Lecture, Urges all Other Speakers to Respect CUPE 3902 Picket Lines
    TORONTO, ON - Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Stephen Lewis has cancelled his long-standing lecture at the University of Toronto, and has called on U of T Administration to address structural deficiencies in graduate student funding in  ...
    March 24, 2015
  6. Wexford Residence staff stage information session outside facility to highlight continuing cuts to hours of care
    Members of CUPE 3791 and their supporters take message of ‘We Take the Time to Care' to public outside Scarborough care facility TORONTO, Ont. &nd
    March 24, 2015
  7. Strike continues at U of T as education workers reject employer's latest offer
    TORONTO, Ont. – By a margin of 1101 to 992, striking education workers have voted to reject the University of Toronto's most recent offer. The vote means a three-week long strike by Unit 1, Local 3902 of the Canadian Unio
    March 23, 2015
  8. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day marks the anniversary of a bloody massacre that took place in 1960, when 69 Black demonstrators were killed and 180 wounded in Sharpeville, South Africa, as they  ...
    March 21, 2015
  9. CUPE 3902 and University of Toronto reach tentative agreement
    TORONTO, ON – Negotiators for Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902) have today reached a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto. The tentative agreement would, if accepted by the membership, cover 6,000  ...
    March 19, 2015
  10. CUPE Ontario calls on all parties to support bill protecting LGBTQ youth
    TORONTO, ON – Ontario's largest union is calling on all parties in the legislature to support MPP Cheri DiNovo's newly introduced bill, the Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act. "It amazes me that we even need a bill to stop a  ...
    March 18, 2015
  11. ESL instructors reach tentative agreement with Brock University
    ST. Catharines, ON – A tentative agreement was reached on Sunday morning between CUPE 4207 and Brock University, following a marathon bargaining session with the help of a provincial mediator. "In round-the-clock negotiations with Brock's  ...
    March 15, 2015
  12. Panel's call for self-directed home care, increases burden on families, takes wrong-approach to system change
    Toronto, ON – Far from fixing a disjointed and mostly private home care system that does not provide patients with adequate levels of care at home, the report released today by Ontario's Expert Group on Home and Community Care, promotes ideas that
    March 13, 2015
  13. Contract faculty ratify collective agreement with University of Toronto
    As Unit 3 settles, CUPE 3902 calls on U of T administration to "sit down and get the job done with Unit 1" TORONTO, Ont. – Contract faculty at the Uni
    March 11, 2015
  14. Will Brock University invest in their own workers or cause a service disruption?
    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Front-line Brock University workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are urging Brock's administration to invest in their English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors, as both parties head b
    March 11, 2015
  15. CUPE Ontario President to rally with striking York University workers
    TORONTO, ON – The president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario will join members from across the region for a rally supporting CUPE Local 3903 at York University tomorrow. CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be joined by  ...
    March 11, 2015
  16. Province must fix funding formula, stop cuts to classrooms
    TORONTO, ON – A vote tonight on cutting special education supports at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) highlights a province-wide funding crisis facing our schools. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is calling on the  ...
    March 11, 2015
  17. Contract faculty vote to end strike at York University; teaching and graduate assistants reject tentative agreement
    TORONTO, Ont. – The 3,700 striking teaching assistants, graduate assistants and contract faculty of York University, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903), have completed their ratifica
    March 10, 2015
  18. Social services workers to council: it's time to create a city for all!
    OTTAWA, Ont. – Ottawa is in danger of leaving behind its poor and vulnerable residents if transit fare increases and cuts to homeless shelter services are passed in the next municipal budget, warn child care workers represented by Local 2204 of  ...
    March 10, 2015
  19. CUPE Ontario vows to fight Hydro One sell-off
    TORONTO, ON – Selling off part of Hydro One is a mistake that will cost generations of Ontarians, warns Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. "Hydro One generates more than $6 billion in revenue and belongs
    March 10, 2015
  20. 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  ...
    March 9, 2015
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