FAO confirms balancing budget with one time sale of Hydro One will worsen Ontario’s long-term outlook

TORONTO, ON – The new economic report released today from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) confirms what we have been saying for years now – the Ontario Liberal government acted irresponsibly when it sold off shares in Hydro One to balance their pre-election budget, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Premier Wynne’s decision…

CUPE Ontario Convention 2019 Webcast

En français All CUPE members can watch the live stream from the floor and be part of the CUPE Ontario Convention by registering for the webcast using the form below. Your Full Name (required) Your Email (required) Are you a CUPE member? YesNo Would you also like to sign up for CUPE Ontario e-blast emails?…

Niagara Catholic District School Board’s plans to cut front-line school board workers will impact services, says CUPE 1317

NIAGARA, ON – Niagara Catholic District School Board workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are questioning why the board is talking about a ‘balanced portfolio’ when front-line school board staff, including 32 CUPE 1317 members, are being laid off as early as June.   “We find it disingenuous for the board…

CUPE National President Mark Hancock to join striking Toronto Zoo workers’ picket lines tomorrow morning

TORONTO, ON – As the strike between the Toronto Zoo and Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) enters its third week, Mark Hancock, CUPE’s National President, will join strikers tomorrow on their picket lines. Hancock will arrive on the picket lines tomorrow, May 25, at approximately 9:00 a.m., and remain…

Would hospital funding be better for the Sudbury, North Bay, Kenora, Thunder Bay and Timmins hospitals if they had a by-election?

SUDBURY, ON — If North Bay, Sudbury, Kenora, Thunder Bay and Timmins were in the middle of a by-election like Sault Ste. Marie, would their hospitals see a similar funding increase? Asked Michael Hurley president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) in Sudbury today. While the majority of northern Ontario hospitals, including Sudbury’s…

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Major labour law reform? Changing Workplace Review Final Report “majorly disappointing,” says CUPE Ontario President

  TORONTO, ON – The long awaited Changing Workplaces Review Final Report proved a major disappointment today when after expecting major reform of Ontario’s labour law to make the legal right to join a union a practical reality for workers outside of traditional workplaces, the final report contained nothing of the sort.   “Rewriting Ontario’s…