CUPE Ontario urges national solidarity with locked-out CUPE 3768 members in Newfoundland and Labrador

Locked out CUPE 3768 members—municipal employees at the Town of Holyrood in Newfoundland—symbolize the struggle municipal workers face across Canada, say CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. The employees provide snow clearing, water and sewage treatment, and clerical and accounting services. Despite their heroic efforts to keep snow cleared during last month’s…

Bargaining breaks down between Trent and CUPE 3908; Part-Time instructors request No-Board report

PETERBOROUGH, ON – After hours of negotiations with Trent University management proved fruitless, the bargaining committee for Unit 1, Local 3908 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3908-1) requested a ‘No Board’ report from the Ministry of Labour late Friday night. “We cannot negotiate with ourselves,” said CUPE National Representative Grant Darling, speaking…

Ottawa and Ottawa Valley ParaMed staff say, “enough of low wages, exploitation”, begin workplace actions today

OTTAWA, ON – More than 200 nurses, personal support workers (PSWs) and care dispatchers employed locally by ParaMed are among Ottawa’s and the Ottawa Valley’s lowest paid health care workers. But today (Monday, February 3, 2020) these predominantly female workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public of Employees (CUPE) begin workplace actions to increase…

NDP health critic and OHC comment on closure of North Bay hospital addiction treatment beds Monday, February 3

NORTH BAY, ON – Following a review of recently made available reports, Natalie Mehra Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) director, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas opposition health critic and Michael Hurley president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE), will hold a media conference in North Bay on Monday, February 3 (2020) at 10 a.m.…

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions and legacy of Black people in communities across the province. It is a time to recognize the importance of resistance in the struggle for racial justice. It is a time to renew our efforts to dismantle anti-Black racism in the labour movement and our society.…