“The wrong direction in a pandemic. Tax cuts won’t cut it; we need more investments to keep people safe”: CUPE Ontario responds to the Fall Budget

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s 2020 Budget won’t protect and support communities, and it misses the opportunity to help us through the second wave of COVID-19, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The Ford Conservatives did an excellent job of making their proposed budget sound good, but it misses the mark taking the…

“A second budget and a second chance during a second wave”: CUPE Ontario says the Fall Budget is an opportunity to protect and support Ontarians

TORONTO, ON – Tomorrow’s Fall Budget is an opportunity for the Government of Ontario to lay out a spending plan that will protect and support Ontarians, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “We need a change of course starting tomorrow,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. “The Ford Conservatives have expertly…

CUPE Local 4392 launches public campaign to restore day programs for adults with developmental disabilities

Guelph, ON—CUPE Local 4392, who represents workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington, has launched a new online campaign in response to an abrupt closure of six day program sites that support adults with developmental disabilities. “Parents and caregivers, workers in developmental services, and community members have made it abundantly clear: Community Living Guelph Wellington must…

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Through CUPE Ontario, you’re eligible for exclusive discounts on car and home insurance. Click this link to visit the Economical Insurance website, and enter discount code N1400 for the CUPE Ontario discount rate. $5K Giveaway Contest Get a quote on car or home insurance through Economical Insurance and you could win 1 of 26 cash…

Unions call on province to create more full-time nursing jobs in long-term care

Candace Rennick, secretary-treasurer for CUPE Ontario, said better working conditions are needed — full-time jobs, benefits and sick leave — so people will stay in those jobs. “It’s a demoralizing workforce. Nobody wants to go in and work there. So people need jobs in this province, but we need a complete and total overhaul of the system,” said Rennick.…

CUPE Ontario stands in solidarity with Black members at CUPE Local 4914 who are working together to fight anti-Black racism at work

Members of CUPE Local 4914 who work at Peel’s Children’s Aid Society (CAS) have been on the frontlines in their communities, keeping children and families safe. They are also on the frontlines in the fight to address anti-Black racism in our workplaces. On behalf of the 280,000 members of CUPE Ontario, we express our full…