- Trustees see balance sheet, not the effect
From The Owen Sound Sun Times Fri Sep 19 2014 Page: A4 By Terri Preston As reported last week, Bluewater District School Board's finances are showing an in-year budget surplus of $262,000. A good-news story, for sure, and in election year too—why,
September 19, 2014
- Conservatives must stop attack on postal services: CUPE Ontario President to join mass picket Saturday
TORONTO, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will join with members of more than 20 labour and community groups Saturday for a mass picket opposing Conservative plans to cut Canada Post services. ...
September 19, 2014
- CUPE Ontario celebrates Peterborough Pride
PETERBOROUGH, ON-- Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario are once again looking forward to celebrating Peterborough Pride. Together with CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, members from across the region will be ...
September 18, 2014
- Haphazard rollout stymying PSW wage increase approved in Ontario budget
Liberals must act quickly to stop continued exploitation of PSWs TORONTO, ONTARIO-- A haphazard rollout is hampering many home and community care personal support workers (PSWs) from receiving the modest and long-overdue wage increase approved in the ...
September 17, 2014
- Sault Ste. Marie long-term care residents deserve higher care levels say CUPE, Unifor
Media conference tomorrow, 12 noon, Delta Waterfront Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Recent cuts to care hours for residents at several Sault Ste. Marie long-term care homes are part of a bigger crisis facing long-term c
September 15, 2014
- Locked-out municipal workers to host community BBQ and rally
Black River-Matheson, ON – Workers locked out by the Municipality of Black River-Matheson are inviting the community to a barbeque and rally on Saturday, September 6, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Railway Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ...
September 5, 2014
- City of Kitchener inside workers standing strong
KITCHENER, Ont. – Inside workers with the City of Kitchener, represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 791, are standing strong and demanding respect from their employer after five long months of bargaining that have resulted ...
September 4, 2014
- Reckless decision by council shows disregard for community needs
Council must answer to voters over closure of highly regarded Coronation Park Day Nursery, says CUPE SARNIA, Ont. – CUPE members are deeply disappointed at the result of yesterday's close vote b
September 4, 2014
- Workers ratify agreement on Labour Day to ensure smooth return to school with Nipissing-Parry Sound Students Transportation Services
NORTH BAY, Ont. – The workers who plan and coordinate bus routing and school transportation services for northern Ontario school boards worked all Labour Day weekend to reach an agreement that gave students a normal start to their school year. The
September 3, 2014
- Black River-Matheson workers look ahead to October's municipal elections
BLACK RIVER-MATHESON, Ont. – Municipal workers in Black River-Matheson, locked out of their jobs since August 11, are looking forward to October's municipal elections, believing that the coming vote for mayor and councillors is an opportunity to ...
September 2, 2014
- Labour Day launch for CUPE Ontario's public services campaign "Your Vote Matters"
This Labour Day CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Ontario launches its "Your Vote Matters – Use It" campaign, encouraging Ontarians to vote for public services in municipal and school board elections this fall. "The critical services that ...
August 29, 2014
- CUPE urges Lambton County to explore all options to keep Coronation Park open including conducting a full and open consultation with the community
SARNIA, Ont. – Lambton County should explore all available options to keep Coronation Park open including conducting a thorough and meaningful consultation with all the stakeholders from the community to keep the 42-year-old child care institution
August 28, 2014
- CUPE hopes to avert a school transportation strike before students' return to classes
NORTH BAY, Ont. – Members of Local 1165-6 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing seven workers who plan and coordinate bus routing and school transportation services for northern Ontario school boards hope to avoid a strike
August 27, 2014
- Central bargaining for school board workers provides new opportunities to protect and serve public education: CUPE
TORONTO, Ont. – Representatives of Ontario school board workers say they look forward to helping to shape and preserve vital elements of public education in Ontario. The statement was made on the day that their union served notice to bargain in ...
August 21, 2014
- CUPE 79 pledges to use ‘every tool at our disposal' to get answers in wake of bomb threat breakdown at city hall
Employee health and safety mustn't be compromised by flagrant disregard for well-established policies for dealing with threats, says President Tim Maguire TORONTO, Ont. – The president o
August 15, 2014
- Facing lockout, Black River-Matheson workers urge mayor and council: "Protect services for residents by returning to the bargaining table!"
BLACK RIVER-MATHESON, Ont.– Township employees expressed deep dismay at the decision of Black River-Matheson's mayor and council to deprive local residents of public services by locking workers out of their jobs at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11. ...
August 11, 2014
- What are Lambton County officials doing to keep Coronation Park open, asks CUPE
SARNIA, Ont. – Since early June, when Lambton County voted to defer a decision on the future of Coronation Park, county officials, including senior councillors and senior management, have all but abandoned their efforts to save the 42-year-old ...
August 6, 2014
- There is a Better Way!
Kawartha Lakes workers unite to send a message to City Council KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. – Kawartha Lakes workers have come together to deliver a strong message to City Council: stop contracting out! Canadian Union of
August 6, 2014
- Get Your Heads Out Of The Snow
Letter to the editor The Peterborough Examiner Sat Aug 2 2014 Page: A4 Section: Editorial/Opinion Column: Letters to the Editor GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SNOW A report revealed to council sitting as committee of the whole la
August 5, 2014
- Ontario has revenue, not spending, problem
From Windsor Star, Jul 30, 2014 Column by Fred Hahn After three months and a provincial election, Ontario's new majority government just passed the same budget it introduced back in April. With this self-proclaimed "progressive" budget, the government ...
August 1, 2014