“Front-line workers deserve better”: CUPE Ontario opposes extension of emergency powers

(TORONTO, ON) The Ford Conservatives’ proposed legislation extending emergency powers will give the province significant powers at the expense of front-line workers, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Emergency orders and the power to make immediate decisions to defend against a public health crisis are supposed to be temporary,” said Candace…

Joint AMO, CUPE Ontario Letter

July 2, 2020 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building, Room 281 Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Ford: Re: Immediate Federal-Provincial Financial Assistance for Municipalities Time is running out for municipal governments and the municipal workers who have kept this province safe and delivered the frontline and core services Ontarians…

Ford’s child care re-opening disastrous, earns F on report card says CUPE Ontario

Toronto, ON — Ford’s conservatives continue to steer child care in Ontario on a disastrous course, as tens of thousands of parents prepare to return-to-work without accessible child care. “We’re giving the Ford government an F for their botched child-care re-opening,” says Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam. “Child care centres are faced with enormous challenges during COVID-19.…

“Front-line workers in the public and the private sector deserve a permanent pay increase:” CUPE Ontario stands in solidarity with UFCW 175 & 633

Our communities are getting through this crisis, and will thrive on the other side, because of the efforts of front-line workers. These are the workers in our long-term care facilities caring for the elderly; in group homes caring for people with disabilities and providing a range of supports for the most vulnerable; in our towns and cities, providing…