Wilfrid Laurier University campus and community join CUPE 926 as they rally to defend good jobs

WATERLOO, ON — Students, faculty, staff and community allies joined members of Local 926 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 926) to call on administration at Wilfrid Laurier University to stop replacing good jobs on campus with bad, low-paying, precarious work. “We are here today to make it clear to this administration that…

San Romanoway Revitalization Association workers raise a toast after Ontario Labour Relations Board rules in their favour

Despite facing tough times, this Holiday Season, members of CUPE 4772 have plenty to celebrate TORONTO, ON – With the New Year fast approaching, the employees, who make the San Romanoway Revitalization Association (SRRA) a vital part of the Jane-Finch community, are celebrating more than just the holidays this December 4. The workers, members of Local…

CUPE education workers ratify central agreement in province-wide votes

TORONTO – In votes held province-wide, education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have ratified a central agreement reached with the province of Ontario and the Council of Trustee Associations (CTA) on November 2nd. The agreement was ratified by a majority of members and a majority of CUPE’s 110 bargaining units…

Closure of 7 bed mental health unit “just the beginning” of massive cuts looming over St. Joseph’s Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON — “The looming closure of Harbour North East #2, a 7 bed mental health treatment unit at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton is just the beginning of a series of coming cuts to hospital services,” warns Domenic DiPasquale, president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 786, which represents 1,700 staff at the…