“Front-line workers deserve a permanent pay increase”: CUPE Ontario says reopening is time for a new normal

(TORONTO, ON) With Toronto and Peel joining nearly all of Ontario in entering Stage 2 of reopening, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario calls for a new normal with a permanent front-line pay increase. Until August 16, almost 400,000 front-line workers in Ontario will receive a $4/hour pandemic pay increase as an acknowledgement…

CUPE Celebrates Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day

On June 24, CUPE Ontario celebrates Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day—a day dedicated to recognizing the crucial work done by workers in developmental services to support people with intellectual and physical disabilities. CUPE Ontario recognizes the important role workers in developmental services play in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and more broadly, our…

World Refugee Day 2020

Saturday, June 20th is World Refugee Day. Today, we reaffirm our solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and internally displaced people worldwide. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that at least 70.8 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes in recent years. Among them are nearly 25.9…