Paying it forward: CUPE education workers step up to support public and colleagues hard hit by COVID-19

TORONTO, ON – Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario are gearing up to help friends and neighbours whose lives and workplaces have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE school board leaders have strongly endorsed the provincial government’s “community involvement” initiative, paving the way for the union’s education…

“We need more investment, not less”: CUPE Ontario warns against austerity

(TORONTO, ON) The Government of Ontario should continue to increase spending and invest in the services Ontarians need, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario released its Spring 2020 Economic and Budget Outlook report today, revealing that the pandemic has increased spending and will significantly impact the province’s…

Asian and South Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian and South Asian Heritage Month—a time to acknowledge and celebrate Asian and South Asian workers and communities in Canada. It is also a time to remember and honour the historic and ongoing activism of Asian and South Asian people in the fight for human rights and social justice. Asian and South Asian…

“The first point of contact for this crisis deserve better”: CUPE Ontario’s Statement on First Responders Day

This year, on May 1st, First Responders Day, we recognize workers who are often the first point of contact in this pandemic – and recommit to address the challenges first responders face. CUPE Ontario and the CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario (CACO) extends their gratitude to the 5,500 paramedics and ambulance communication officers (ACOs) who respond to calls and…