CUPE Ontario alleges Liberals have contravened securities laws by eliminating board’s role in Hydro One sale

TORONTO, ON – The Liberal government has sidelined the Hydro One board of directors in advance of the proposed sell-off of this public asset, according to a letter sent to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on behalf of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Ontario. The letter charges that the Ontario government’s move contravenes securities…

Public town hall meeting to Keep Hydro Public

GUELPH, ON – The president of Ontario’s largest union will participate in a public town hall meeting about the Liberal plan to sell off Hydro One, this Thursday in Guelph. “Wherever this kind of hydro privatization has happened, it’s driven up rates. That will hit everyone’s pocketbook, and it will mean municipalities, schools and hospitals…

Agency’s refusal to play by the rules on workers’ raises threatens government plans to improves services for people with developmental disabilities

OTTAWA, ON – Tamir, an Ottawa community living agency for people with developmental disabilities, is one of a handful of agencies denying its frontline workers thousands of dollars in provincially funded wage increases. The agency’s refusal to follow the rules laid out by Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services is also undermining government efforts…