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2015 Day of Mourning

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,…

Equal Pay Day delivers bitter reminder to developmental services workers in Guelph-Wellington

Workers still being short-changed over pay equity adjustments   GUELPH, Ont. – In the lead up to Equal Pay Day (April 20), developmental services workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington say that the provincial government’s refusal to provide base funding increases for services is denying women their human right to equal pay.   Employees at…

Carbon pricing announcement an important step for Ontario

TORONTO, ON –  Establishing a  system to combat climate change and generate new revenue for projects with social and environmental benefits is an important and positive decision says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.   “Climate change is the biggest environmental and economic challenge of our generation, and Ontario…

Release of legal opinion on proposed Hydro One sale

 TORONTO, ON – Wednesday morning at Queen’s Park, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario will release a legal opinion from Steven Shrybman, a partner at Sack Goldblatt Mitchell, on the provincial government’s plans to sell a stake in Hydro One.   CUPE requested the opinion because of concerns over the legality of government…