SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor hold media conference to continue the call for immediate action in long-term care

TORONTO, ON – SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent health care workers across long-term care, are urging immediate action to end the crisis in the sector. The unions are highlighting their joint “Care Not Profits” advocacy campaign, which calls on Premier Ford to end for-profit senior care; worsening conditions of employment for front-line…

YCDSB aggravating fallout from COVID by closing school libraries and laying off workers

MARKHAM, ON – Education workers throughout Ontario are condemning the decision by York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and its trustees to shutter its school libraries and lay off all its library technicians, slamming the move as a short-sighted one that will hurt students’ ability to recover from the learning losses incurred during the months…

Ford Conservatives’ attack on democracy: CUPE Ontario opposes motion that silences public debate

(TORONTO, ON) In a move the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is calling “an attack on democracy”, Premier Doug Ford’s Conservatives have tabled a motion that would limit debate and public input over proposed bills in the legislature. “With this government’s recent history of pushing through legislation like Bill 195 without consultation, and…

Full Immigration Status for All

We, CUPE Ontario, join the Migrant Rights Network in calling for full and permanent immigration status for all, without exclusions. COVID-19 has exposed deep inequalities in our society. The fault lines are gendered and racialized: the worst impacts are being felt by women and in Indigenous, Black and Brown communities. Those most impacted have received the least support. Meanwhile, large corporations…

Ford Conservatives sitting on billions meant for schools, health care, and jobs: CUPE Ontario

(TORONTO, ON) The Government of Ontario is falling far short when it comes to financially supporting people and public services, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, drawing on a new report by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO). The report reveals that the provincial government’s share of direct support measures compared…

Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms cast members add their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” long-term care campaign

Canadian actors Annie Murphy, Noah Reid, and Dani Kind latest to support the campaign to reform Ontario’s long-term care system TORONTO, ON — SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, are proud to welcome Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek), and Dani Kind (Workin’…