Events & Conferences
Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
No one should die because of their work, yet in Ontario a worker dies almost every day because of workplace hazards and incidents. Worker deaths are tragedies not only for their families, but for the people they work with and for their communities. On this day, we stand in solidarity with workers around the world and share with each other a collective sense of loss.
By remembering those who have been killed or injured, we remember why we must continue to fight for the health and safety of workers. Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent such tragedies. We stand up for workers and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards. Through political action, we pursue laws to protect workers and make sure those laws are enforced.
Our Injured Worker and Health & Safety committees are working on new campaigns to raise awareness about workplace hazards, incidents and injuries, and to provide better support to workers who have been injured on the job.
On April 28, we ask all CUPE Ontario members to pause and remember our sisters and brothers who have lost their lives at work since the last Day of Mourning.
Join CUPE Ontario and Whitfield Belasco’s Concept Costume Creators to celebrate Toronto Carnival on August 5, 2017! Around the world, Carnival celebrations began as part of the struggle for emancipation. They were a way for enslaved Africans to assert their dignity and humanity in a society where they were prohibited from other forms of expression. This year, as part of the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Carnival, CUPE Ontario is asking each Local to encourage member participation in Carnival, and for larger Locals to sponsor members to attend this important cultural event.
To register, please visit CUPE Ontario’s Carnival page.
Welcome to CUPE Ontario
CUPE is Ontario’s community union. Our members provide the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day.
CUPE Ontario provides a strong political voice for more than 258,000 members across the province. Our members are proud to provide front-line services that support the communities in which we live and work.
Our members work in six main areas: social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.
Member locals choose to affiliate with CUPE Ontario because, together, we advocate for equality, strong public services, healthy communities, and a better Ontario for everyone.