CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions to provide update on $78 million in funding to restore services for Ontario students and jobs for workers

TORONTO – In October, the Ontario School Board Council of Unions negotiated, on behalf of 55,000 CUPE education workers, a central collective agreement with the Council of Trustees’ Associations and the Province of Ontario. A major element of the contract was $78 million in annual funding to restore services for students and return 1300 CUPE…

Important OMERS Update

Take action to protect your pension Over the last two years, some members of the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board have attempted to remove the guaranteed indexing of your pension. So far, CUPE Ontario, allies, and plan members have been able to defeat these attempts. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that this year another…

At times of viral global outbreaks like the Coronavirus, Ontario’s overcrowded, underfunded hospitals severely disadvantaged

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s overcrowded, understaffed and underfunded hospitals are already challenged under the strain of a growing and aging population and as a result they are “severely disadvantaged at times of viral global outbreaks, like the Coronavirus now spread to North America from China,” says Michael Hurley the president of the Ontario Council of…

President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn will Address Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

BELLEVILLE, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be available to media on Wednesday, January 22nd at 12:45pm prior to his presentation to Pre-Budget Committee. Fred Hahn’s presentation will call on the province to reverse the cuts to services across the province in the upcoming budget and to reinvest in communities. The presentation will…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

Today, we remember Martin Luther King Jr. and honour his teachings by weaving the struggle for racial and economic justice into all our work as a union. It is often forgotten that King worked closely with organized labour all his life. His final days were spent with sanitation workers in Memphis, on strike following years…