New phase in Keep Hydro Public campaign builds on growing opposition to sale – will jolt local MPPs

TORONTO, ON – Today at Queen’s Park, the Keep Hydro Public campaign unveiled the look for a new phase in the fight to stop privatization of Hydro One. “An overwhelming majority of Ontarians are angry about the Liberal’s planned hydro sell-off. This new phase in the campaign will help people already organizing in communities across…

CUPE locals launch bargaining ad campaign

TORONTO, ON – Four locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), in contract negotiations with the City of Toronto, have launched a TV advertising campaign in support of bargaining. “This ad reminds Toronto residents that these frontline workers are responsible for the great services we all depend on,” said Linda Thurston-Neeley, CUPE’s Regional…

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier 2016

February 6 will mark the 40th year of Leonard Peltier’s false imprisonment. A member of the American Indian Movement, Peltier (Anishinaabe-Lakota) is a political prisoner who was incarcerated after having been wrongfully extradited from Canada on the basis of fraudulent and coerced testimony. Leonard Peltier’s imprisonment has been the subject of global condemnation. Amnesty International,…

CUPE Ontario President to Wynne government: “Reverse course, make people your priority in upcoming provincial budget”

TORONTO, ON – Six years of Liberal austerity budgets have failed the people of Ontario but have profited already wealthy corporations, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn told a pre-budget committee hearing at Queen’s Park today. “We’ve seen years of cuts to public services to pay for corporate tax cuts from the Liberal government,” said Hahn.…

Black History Month 2016

February is Black History Month. CUPE Ontario urges its members to take this time to acknowledge and honour the many contributions people of African heritage have made to Canada and to the Canadian labour movement. The history of Black Canadians can be traced back to the early 1600s. While some people of African descent were…